St. Philip’s Episcopal Church enjoys the dedicated services of clergy, staff members and volunteers who help fulfill our mission. They include:
The Rev. Peter Doddema -- Rector
The Rev. Peter Doddema, his wife Nicole and their son Roman, reside in Harrodsburg. Peter and Nicole are natives of Kansas. They moved to Harrodsburg, from Alexandria, Virginia, where Peter attended Virginia Theological Seminary. Both Peter and Nicole enjoy music -- Peter sang in a cathedral choir for many years and Nicole has a college degree in music education and music therapy. Roman follows the family musical tradition by singing in the Danville Children's Choir.
Anne is our Parish Administrator. She and her husband, Mark and children, Kate and Kylie, live in Harrodsburg, Anne's hometown. You will see Anne wearing many hats as she also serves St. Philip's as Treasurer and is on the Finance Committee. Anne certainly is the eyes, ears and heart of St. Philip's.
The Vestry is a committee elected by the congregation; the task of the Vestry is to work with the priest and to manage the temporal affairs of the parish. St. Philip's Vestry is comprised of seven members. One of the members serves as Senior Warden, a position similar to the chair of a committee. Another member serves as Junior Warden which is similar to a vice chair of a committee. Vestry members are elected to three-year terms and approximately one-third of the Vestry is elected each year. Current members of the Vestry of St. Philip's are:
The Vestry regularly meets on the third Sunday of each month; meetings are open to any member of the parish, and any parishioner may request that an item be placed on the meeting agenda. Members of the congregation should advise a member of the Vestry of any concern regarding the work of the parish.
Margo is a native of Mexico City but has lived in Mercer County for 40 years. She is a long-time friend of St. Philip's. She serves as our nursery worker and assists with children's church as well. We appreciate her sense of humor and loving presence!
St Philip's Episcopal Church
118 W Poplar St
Harrodsburg, KY 40330
Church building located on the corner of Short and Chiles Streets
Worship: Sundays at 10:00 AM
Nursery available every Sunday!
Children's Church on 2nd & 4th Sundays at 10:00 AM
Almighty God, assist us to see your vision of the growth and vitality of St. Philip's. Help us to reach those who do not know your saving grace. Deepen our commitment; increase our faith and trust, that we may live as witnesses to you. May the Holy Spirit lead us to the service you would have us do, as servants of Christ Jesus our Lord, in whose name we pray. Amen.
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