The Session

Our congregation is governed by its session which consists of nine elders duly elected by and from the covenant partners (members) of the congregation Our pastor is also a member of the session. Elders are given authority and responsibility, along with pastors, to oversee the spiritual health of the congregation as well as the congregation’s faithfulness to God’s mission. 

The 2021 session members are Ann Athey, Alex Brown,  Maria DiPasquale, Sylvia Gilmore, Jim Miller, Michael Salvatore, T..J. Smith, Bruce Viekman, and Jeannine White, 

The Board of Deacons

The Board of Deacons is elected by the congregation the mission of the deacons is to support our church leadership, and tend to the spiritual and physical needs of our Covenant Partners through worship and caring ministry.


The 2021 Board of Deacons includes Jim Athey, Maureen Carpenter, Randy Friend, Amy Grafton, Dawn Hurd, Debbie Myers,  Carole Pizzillo, Sue Ellen Radhe (Moderator),  Pat Trafton,  Mickey Vessels, Cindi Warrington,  and Jeff Williams.

To learn more about the work of the Deacons/Caring Ministry click here.

Lewes Presbyterian Church Staff

The staff and leadership here at Lewes Presbyterian Church is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them.

  • Gregory P. Wiest


    Rev. Gregory P. Wiest joined Lewes Presbyterian as Pastor on November 1, 2018. Greg has been a Presbyterian Pastor since 1992 and has served Christ in a variety of settings and roles. He and his wife Laura met at Virginia Tech in their freshman year and have been married since 1986. They have three adult children: Nathan, Maggie and Claire, son-in-law Sarin, as well as a daughter-in-Law, Brittany, and two grandsons, William, and Kasper Philip.

  • Barbara Barkdoll

    Office Administrator

    Barbara is a Kansas native; she and her husband, Clarence Bauman, retired from Kansas State University in 2011 and moved to Delaware to be closer to family although it was difficult to leave the Kansas grandchildren. Finding Lewes Presbyterian Church has been inspiring, especially the LPC family.  Barbara joined the LPC staff in March 2019.   

  • Cathy Heronemus

    Business Manager

    Cathy and her husband, Bill, live in Lewes DE. She and Bill previously owned Henlopen Electronics, and when Bill retired in 2005, Cathy came to work at LPC. She and Bill have two daughters and three grandchildren.

  • Melanie Bradley

    Music Director

    Melanie first came to LPC in early 2002 as organist. She has since taken on the responsibility of leading the Praise Band at the 9:15 a.m. contemporary worship service and the duties of Choir Director. She lives in Lewes DE with her husband, Jason, their two sons, and her mother, Marjorie Latzko.

  • Teresa Lockerman           

    LASP Director

    Teresa leads our Lewes After School Program (LASP). This program, started in 2003, is an educational mission of LPC designed to help at-risk children attending Shields Elementary School succeed in school, and in life. Teresa also teaches Sunday school and lives in Millsboro DE with husband, Gary.