Vestry & Staff

The Rev'd Michael D. Moyer OGS - Rector

Fr. Michael Moyer has been Rector of St. Paul’s since June of 1999.  He was born and raised in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.  He began the ordination process in the United Church of Christ (UCC), and while at Bangor Seminary (a UCC Seminary) was confirmed into the Episcopal Church.  He was later “Anglicanized” at Nashotah House Seminary.

He has an Associates Degree from Montgomery County Community College, in Pennsylvania, a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Maine, a Master of Divinity from Bangor Seminary, and a Master of Sacred Theology from Nashotah House Seminary.

He was ordained a Deacon in June of 1997 Priest in December of that same year.   He served as a Parochial Assistant at All  Saints’ in Fort Worth, also teaching fourth grade religion classes at All Saints’ Episcopal School.

In July of 2003, he adopted a six year old son from Ukraine.  He is a single adoptive parent.

Fr. Moyer is a member of the Oratory of the Good Shepherd -- a religious order in the Anglican Communion. He is a member of many of the Devotional Societies of the Episcopal Church.  He has also been a member of the Board of Director’s of Diakonia Homeless Shelter in West Ocean City since 2000, and is currently the Chaplain of Camp Agape, a camp run by the Diocese of Easton for children who have at least one parent in prison.
Susan Wellman - Secretary/Treasurer

 Susan was born in Berlin and graduated from Worcester Country School in 1984. She graduated from Salisbury University in 1988, majoring in Accounting. She has been the Secretary and treasurer of St. Paul's Episcopal Church since January 2002. She has been married to Wade since 1994 and they have twin daughters, Brooke & Brittany who are 5th generation members of St. Paul's. She has served on the Vestry and Finance Committee, taught Sunday School, and is currently the Treasurer of the Women of St. Paul's.
Dr. Paul A. Scott, Organist

The Rev'd Norman R. (Dick) Bunting, Deacon

The Rev'd Barry P. Neville, Deacon

Andrew Cropper, Layperson

 Andrew was born and raised in Accomac, Virginia on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. I am related to the Croppers of Worcester County primarily the Croppers in the Berlin and Ocean City area. The Croppers of Virginia Eastern Shore landed in the 1600’s and have been on the Delmarva Peninsula ever since. I am a 10th Generation Eastern Shoreman. I was educated in Accomack County Public Schools graduating from Nandua High School in Onley, Virginia in 2005. I attended Eastern Shore Community College in Melfa, Virginia and graduated in 2007 with my Associates Degree in General Studies. I attended Lyndon State College in Lyndonville, Vermont studying Meteorology (Weather Forecasting). While in Vermont during a snow storm, I received my call to ministry on top of a mountain and transferred to Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, Virginia graduating in 2010 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Religious Studies and minor in History. From August 2010 to December 2014, I attended Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky and received my Masters of Divinity (concentration: Church History, Biblical Studies, Worship, and Pastoral Care) and Masters of Arts in Theological Studies (concentration: Historical Theology/Doctrine and Philosophy). I am also a Volunteer Chaplain at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Maryland. The picture you see is a picture of me with Douglas Gresham, who is C.S. Lewis’s Stepson, when he visited Asbury Theological Seminary. I am currently St. Paul’s Seminary Intern working toward Ordination as a Priest in The Episcopal Church.
Phyllis Ashley

Phyllis Ashley joined the Vestry in 2017. She worked for many years as an executive secretary for high level military personnel of the United States Marine Corps. She was skilled at running an office of 15-20 military personnel. Phyllis has an associate’s degree in Business Administration.

Phyllis came from a large family: she is one of five siblings. She is the mother of two children. In the Berlin community, she volunteers at the Church Mouse and participates in Breast Cancer walks.

A long-time Episcopalian, Phyllis has wonderful memories of Sunday worship at St. Paul’s and of various activities initiated by Fr. Moyer and the Deacons. She looks forward to seeing growth in the parish membership.

Ray Coates, Jr., Junior Warden

I am a lifelong member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church since 1949.  I served as an acolyte in my teenage years.  I am presently serving my fourth term on the Vestry and previously served two terms as Senior Warden.  I am married to Leslie and we have two daughters, Lindsey and Lauren.  I have been an attorney in the Berlin/Ocean City area since 1974 with the law firm Coates, Coates, & Coates, P.A.  I was also in the State's Attorney's office for Worcester County for 17 years (1977-1994) and attorney for the Town of Berlin for 17 years (1989-2006).
 
I am a graduate of Mercersburg Academy (1967), Washington and Lee University (1971) and the University of Baltimore Law School (1974).  I was on the Board of Directors of the Worcester County Developmental Center in Newark for 21 years and President for 18 years.  I am a past director of the Ocean Pines Association and I coached boys' pony league and high school baseball (Worcester Prep) and girls softball in the Ocean Pines area for 10 years.
Constance Phillips Duke

I was born and raised in Berlin. I was baptised and confirmed at St. Paul's. My parents, Robert and Thelma Phillips, and my grand­parents, J. Richard and Audrey Phillips, were life-long active members. Ed Hammond, in his article "Windows at St. Paul's The Phillips Window", wrote about my grandparent's and our family's service to St. Paul's. Members of my mother's family also contributed their time and talents including her brother, my Uncle Bob Bradford, who was the organist at St. Paul's for many years.

My service to St Paul's began as a Sunday School teacher to the "little ones." Later on, my two sons, Robert (Bo) and Chris served as acolytes under the expert tutelage of Barry Neville.

After graduating from Goucher College I taught 6th grade at Buckingham for two years. In my very first class there was an extremely bright and talented young man named Paul Scott. Just as I was blessed with such an exceptional student, so is St. Paul's to have Dr. Paul Scott as our organist.

I taught school for a few years in California (where I met and married Lt.(jg) Robert Duke, USN) and in South Carolina before I returned to Berlin in 1971. I then taught science at Berlin Middle School and Berlin Intermediate School until I retired in 2000.

While I retired from the teaching profession after 39 years, I have been a life-long Episcopalian and member of St. Paul's.

Jerry Freeman

Donna Main, Senior Warden

 
A long-time Episcopalian, Donna Main joined St. Paul’s when she and her husband moved to Berlin in 1981. She is a career educator and life-long learner. She has completed a doctoral degree and achieved National Board Certification. She taught high school English for over 20 years and served as assistant principal at Berlin Intermediate School for 9 years. Currently Dr. Main is Coordinator of Instruction for English and Language Arts, grades 6 through 12, and Supervisor of Counseling Services K through 12. At St. Paul’s, she has taught Sunday School, coordinated Vacation Bible School and served several terms as a member of the vestry. She is currently Senior Warden. 
 
Dr. Main and her husband have two sons, both served as acolytes.
Sara Thompson

Gail Whaley

 
My Jarvis great grandparents, grandparents, and both my parents were members of St. Paul's.  I was baptized at St. Paul's and married John Staton Whaley at St. Paul's. We have one son, John Staton Whaley III, and two grandchildren, Kendall and Staton.
 
I was born Juana Gail Jarvis in Buenos Aires, and went to schools in Argentina and Venezuela until coming to the U.S. for four years of boarding school at Baldwin in Bryn Mawr, Pa.  I graduated with a BA from Vassar College and with a BFA from the University of North Texas.
 
I'm a member of ASID, The Atlantic General Hospital Foundation, and a past Trustee of Salisbury School.