Ministry Staff

 
 
Anthony and Remley Welcome

Assistant Pastor

Rev. Anthony Gorsuch

Anthony joined the staff at EPC in September 2017, making the trip to the East Coast to serve in the youth ministry and work in evangelism and assimilation.

Anthony originally hails from Easton, Maryland but spent most of his life in the Rocky Mountains of rural Montana. He felt called into ministry at an early age and spent his high school years as an area representative of the Christian Motorcyclists Association, instructor for Child Evangsliem Fellowship, and Youth Director in Red Lodge, Montana. He later received his B.A. from Oklahoma Baptist University via a satellite campus in Montana where he met and married his wife, Remley. 

After his undergraduate studies, he worked for a number of years in various capacities at group homes for mentally unstable youth and adults while serving as an intern at a church in Billings. He eventually felt God calling him into graduate studies and full-time vocational ministry which lead to their eventual move to  Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi where he received his M.Div. During this time, Anthony was the Youth Director at First Presbyterian Church in Crystal Springs, Mississippi. He later served as Assistant Pastor at Great Plains Gathering, a church plant for Native Americans in Billings, Montana before joining the staff here. He is an ordained Teaching Elder in the PCA. 

Anthony and Remley have two young children. 

 
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Assistant Pastor

Rev. Don Post

Don is an assistant pastor at EPC. He came on staff in August, 2017, after he and Barbara returned home from Ghana, West Africa, where they labored for almost three years working for Rafiki Foundation. Barbara and Don have five children (Jacqueline, Nathan, David, Katherine and Seth (deceased)), eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Don has a degree in Statistics from Virginia Tech (1969), a Master of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, MS (1979), a Master of Arts in Teaching from Marshall University (1993), and completed Chaplain Basic Course (1982), Chaplain Advanced Course (1985) and Army Command and General Staff College
(1993). He served in the US Army Reserves from 1969 through 2000 retiring as a Chaplain (Major).

Don has worked as a consulting engineer building highways for six years, he has served as a pastor at Philadelphia PCA, Landrum, SC for two years, organizing pastor and pastor at Providence Reformed PCA, Barboursville, WV for ten years,
pulpit supply at Pliny PCA, WV for seven years, Headmaster of Classical Christian Schools in Huntington, WV (Covenant, six years), in Delaware (Tall Oaks, thirteen years) and in Ghana (almost three years). He also served on the national board of the Association of Classical and Christian Schools for seventeen years. Barbara has
been a Kindergarten teacher for many of her years since graduating from Marshall University (1973) with a degree in Early Childhood Education.

They both enjoy travel, hospitality, jazz and classical music, their grandchildren, each other and are enjoying ministry with their church family at EPC.

 
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Music Director

Dr. Higo Rodrigues

Higo and his family joined the EP family December 2016.

Higo's natural inclination to music has led him to, as far back as he can remember, be active in the music ministries of the churches he's been a member. With the initial intention of supporting his father’s ministry (a Baptist minister in Paraíba, Brazil), Higo has been involved with the musical life of his father's church and, afterward, with every church he's connected. After completing his musical studies Higo and his wife Ira gladly accepted their positions at Evangelical Presbyterian.

Higo met his 'suitable helper,' Ira, while they both were undergrad student at a Seminary in Brazil (Church Music). After completing their undergrad degrees, Higo and Ira received scholarships to study in the US. They have both completed their doctoral degrees from the University of Kentucky - Higo with a PhD in Music Theory, and Ira with a DMA in Voice Performance.

Before moving to Newark, DE, they lived in Springfield, KY, where both served at Springfield Presbyterian Church (Springfield, KY).

Higo and his wife have two children.

 
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Children's Ministry Director

Deborah Freer

Debbie was born and raised in Wilmington, DE.  She has been blessed with wonderful Christian parents and has attended EP since she was 2 years old.  Debbie attended K-12 at Wilmington Christian School.  She graduated from Gordon College in 1994, as an AJ Gordon Scholar, with a B.S. in Music Education.  She earned double certification in both elementary and secondary education with an emphasis in both piano and voice.  Debbie has had a vast array of experience and leadership from an early age.  Her experience began as a church accompanist at 12 years old, Junior High & HS accompanist, and HS band director while in High School.  After college, Debbie moved to NH to continue teaching at the Jesse Remington School of Fine Arts.  In addition to her 27 years of teaching experience in private lessons, ensembles, and group lessons, Debbie has been a College Librarian, Student Conductor, Soloist at Park Street Church in Boston, organizer of a community music camp in MA, and librarian at the Tanglewood Music Festival with the BSO.

In NH, Debbie met her husband, Kevin.  They moved back to DE in 1996.  Debbie started working part time at EP leading VBS, pianist for the evening service, music ensemble leader, and nursery director.  She came on full time as the Director of Children’s Ministry in August 2008.  She has had the privilege of leading VBS for 21 years and has seen the Children’s Department grow to now include summer camps, a vibrant Sunday School, Wednesday Night Clubs, Programs that include all the children's music groups, and other special events throughout the year. Debbie’s excitement and enthusiasm for the kids at EP is hard to miss.  Debbie and Kevin have 3 sons, Micah (20), Samuel (17), and Seth (13).

 
Erin Owens

Counselor

Erin Owens

Erin Owens works part-time as a biblical counselor at EP Church of Newark, Delaware. She holds a Masters in Counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary and a Bachelor in Liberal Arts from Indiana University. After graduating Westminster she served as a counseling intern in 2014-2015 at CCEF (Christian Counseling Educational Foundation) and has served as a Recitation Instructor for CCEF’s Online School of Biblical Counseling.  Over the years she has served in various churches, para-church ministries working with children, youth, college students, and women. She and her husband Nick have been married for 10 years and have 2 small children. When Erin is not busy being a wife and mom, she enjoys serving alongside her husband who is the RUF campus minister at the University of Delaware.  

 
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Secretary

Dot Griffin


Session

Bill Zinkand, Clerk
Todd Metzler, Assistant Clerk
Bob Almond
Eric Anest
Dwight Derby
Dennis Dietrich
David Rose
Paul Veenema
Bill Vinson
Brian Warshaw
Guy Webster


Board of Deacons

Scott Cherry, Chairman
Ed Coggin, Vice Chairman
Ben Mallary, Secretary
David Brearly
Ed Coggin
Robert George
Don Gray
Jared Guckenberger
Roger Jamieson
Don Jones
Norm Marks
Dean Nairn
Stephen Turner
David Visser