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Our Staff

Ken Burkholder

Lead Pastor

Ken Burkholder

Lead Pastor

Ken began serving as pastoral team leader at SMC in February, 2022. He previously served for 16½ years as lead pastor of Deep Run East Mennonite Church. Prior to that, he worked at Lacher Insurance in Souderton for eleven years. Ken graduated from Eastern Mennonite Seminary with a Masters of Divinity degree. Ken previously served as moderator of Mosaic Mennonite Conference, and has also been a part of various local boards and committees, including Living Branches Board of Directors. Ken is married to Karen (Frankenfield) Burkholder, and has two young adult children – Alyssa and Justin. He enjoys being with family, cheering for Philly sports teams (especially Phillies), running, biking, reading, and eating at a variety of restaurants.

Ken is enthused about giving leadership to SMC, helping to equip and empower the congregation to live-into its vision of “Strengthening Meaningful Connections with Christ, Church, and Community.

Jenifer Eriksen Morales

Pastor of Care, Mission, and Formation

Jenifer Eriksen Morales

Pastor of Care, Mission, and Formation

Jenifer and her husband Victor have a bi-cultural, Mexican/American, English/Spanish speaking family. They have 3 children: Nicolas, Jonathan, and Janae. The family loves soccer and trips to the mountains and beach. To relax, she enjoys spending time with friends over a good cup of coffee. She also reads and loves a little friendly competition through board and table games.

Jenifer says, “Because we serve a missional God, we are called to be missional, representing Jesus and engaging our culture in meaningful ways that build Shalom and call people into life giving relationship with Jesus and others.” Jenifer is excited to help members of SMC become aware of what is going on in the community and world and helping them mobilize to serve and share God’s love.

Kate Hedrick

Ministry Intern

Kate Hedrick

Ministry Intern

Kate is excited to be serving and exploring in a one-year ministry intern position!  As a ministry intern, she will be assisting Pastor Jenifer, supporting various church groups and care teams.  Kate enjoys spending time with her family – Jason, Eliana, and Great Dane mix, Queenie.  She enjoys reading, sewing, and gardening.

Jess Gillespie

Director of Worship 

Jess Gillespie

Director of Worship

“Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope:
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” – Lamentations 3:21-23

At an early age I learned that I loved leading worship. I am an SMC life member and at age 15, I was invited by the Youth Pastor to play piano for our first “contemporary” worship songs integrated in the morning service. Since then, I have sang in choirs during High School, College and at SMC. When my husband Steve and I joined the Sr. High Youth Advisor team in 2006, I saw a need for guitar players to help the youth sing the contemporary songs that they connected with. I quickly taught myself to play and have been hooked on being a part of the SMC worship teams ever since!

When I am not at church ;), I enjoy playing and listening to music, watching sports and gardening. Steve and I have 3 children – Logan, Sean and Cora.

Phil Detweiler

Facilities & Events Coordinator

Phil Detweiler

Facilities & Events Coordinator

Phil spent many years self employed as a general contractor completing many types of commercial, industrial and institutional projects, including renovation and new construction. Now he has chosen a less stressful lifestyle, serving full-time as the Facilities Manager and Event Coordinator for Souderton Mennonite Church. He grew up at SMC and graduated from Christopher Dock Mennonite High School in 1983. Following high school, he attended other Mennonite Churches returning to SMC in 2008. He enjoys volunteering for non profit organizations, which have included Souderton High School Marching Band, Souderton Mennonite Homes, Souderton High School Musicals & Theater, Care and Share Thrift Shoppes. He also volunteers in the sound booth here at SMC. Phil enjoys research regarding the stock market and the economy.

Phil and his wife Diane were married in 1988. They have four sons: Greg and his wife Emily, Luke and his wife Ashley, Seth and his wife Jaclyn & Blake and his wife Kim. They have 4 grandchildren and enjoy playing board games and going to the beach together as a family.

Robyn Hamm

Office Administrator

Robyn Hamm

Office Administrator

I work part time in the front office handling phone calls and greeting everyone who enters the building. When I am not in the office, I enjoy spending time with my husband (Mark) and my 2 school aged children (Evan and Reese) or walking my dog, or riding my horse. I enjoy being in nature and marveling at God’s creation.

Jess McQuade

 Director of Youth and Young Adults

Jess McQuade

 Director of Youth and Young Adults

In early 2018, Jess heard God’s call to leave her 20-year career in the business world, but she wasn’t sure what He had in mind for her. While waiting for God’s direction, she got more involved in youth ministry at SMC and absolutely loved it. It wasn’t long before God opened the door for her to step into the role of Director of Junior High Youth Ministry.

Jess has a commitment to grow personally in her relationship with Christ, a desire to make meaningful and authentic connections between people (especially intergenerational) and a passion to equip young people to follow and serve God.  Some of her “best days ever” are when those three things come together at once!

Spending time with her husband John, and young adult children, Kate, Aidan and Kieran is something she greatly enjoys and values — especially traveling and being outdoors with them.

Jess is thankful for the opportunity to work with the amazing young people and youth advisors at SMC!

Sarah Scorzetti

Director of Children’s Ministries

Sarah Scorzetti

Director of Children’s Ministries

Sarah Scorzetti is blessed to serve SMC as the Children’s Ministry Director.

Sarah attended Eastern University where she received her Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education . While at EU she also minored in Dance and served as a Student Chaplain for 3 years.

Along with serving at SMC, Sarah enjoys periodically choreographing for Dock Mennonite High School’s musicals and filling in as a dance instructor. Sarah loves spending time with her husband, Mike and her son, David, as well as scrapbooking, dancing, journaling, swimming, walking and spending time with friends and family.