Church Staff and Leaders

Doctor Chuck Maxfield

pastor@stjames-ucc.org

I am happy to be serving God at St. James UCC, while the church is looking for a new pastor. I was ordained into the ministry at my home church First Congregational United Church of Christ, Fairhaven, Massachusetts, in 1970. I have served churches in North Dakota, upstate New York, and other places. I received a Ph.D. from Union Presbyterian Seminary, Richmond, Virginia in 1995, and have taught in colleges and lay ministry training programs. I live in Lansdale with Constance Lezenby; we have been married eleven years. I have two sons and four grandchildren from my previous marriage; Connie has three children and five grandchildren. The picture shows me in my “happy place”, my garden.

Donna Pinto – Music Director/Organist

music@stjames-ucc.org

I have been Choir Director and Organist at St. James UCC for nearly 10 years.  It has become my second church family, as everyone is friendly, welcoming, and supportive.  I enjoy sharing my music to aid people in worshiping God.

I received both Bachelor and Master of Music degrees as a piano major from Temple University.  After graduation, I taught piano at Settlement Music School for many years.  I later obtained a Master’s in Computer Science and worked as a software engineer for nearly two decades.

Born and raised in northeast Philadelphia, currently I live in Limerick with Mark, my husband of 25 years, a wonderful tenor soloist, who has contributed greatly to St. James’ music program over the years.  Mark has generously pitched in during the pandemic when the church family was unable to meet in person and the choir has been on hiatus.

We both enjoy singing in choirs, bowling, golf (miniature and regular), getting together with our friends, and traveling to scenic and interesting destinations.  I am also an avid amateur photographer.  At home I enjoy gardening, Sudoku puzzles, counted-cross stitch, Facebook and creating databases for my music and other household items that need organizing.

Sandy Chang – Office Assistant

office@stjames-ucc.org

news@stjames-ucc.org

Sandy has been office assistant for over eight years. Sandy enjoys playing tennis and baking. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and three kids!