Sunday
Sunday School 9:00 AM
Fellowship 10:00 AM
Sunday Worship 10:30 AM

Our Staff and Ministry Leaders

Will

Snyder

Senior Pastor
Glenmoore, PA

John William (Will) Snyder was installed as Senior Pastor of the Forks of the Brandywine Presbyterian Church (EPC) in 2010 after serving as Pastor of an independent reformed church in southern Michigan from 2005-2010. A native of the northwest (Kent, WA), he received a BA from Western Washington University and afterward moved with his family to Florida where he earned a Masters in Divinity at Reformed Theological Seminary (Orlando). During his first pastorate he began further studies at Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh, PA, where he earned his Doctor of Ministry degree in 2015. Will and his wife Shelley, along with their children (Natalie, Alivia, and Pierson) live near the Forks Presbyterian Church in Glenmoore, PA.

Glady

Toth

Secretary
Downingtown, PA

Glady grew up and lived in Elverson, PA, most of her life until she married her husband Ken in 1996, moving to Downingtown, PA, where she and Ken currently reside. She earned an Associates Degree in Data Processing and one in Business Management at Reading Area Community College. She worked for fifteen years in credit management before becoming the secretary for the Forks Church. Her family has attended the Forks Church for five generations. She stays very busy with her two children, eleven grandchildren, two great-grandkids. She co-leads the youth program at the church, and serves in several ministries within the church. She has been on the Missions Team for many years and has gone on seven adult mission trips to Bolivia, two to South Africa, and has led youth mission trips locally and to Pikeville, KY, and Connecticut. She takes continuing classes in memoir writing and poetry, and self-published her first book of poetry in January 2012.
   

 

 

 

 

Dan Stewart

Pastoral Affiliate   Honey Brook, PA

A native of western Pennsylvania, Dan graduated from Bucknell University with a BA in Economics, and then served as a flight officer in the US Navy. Following discharge, he and his new bride, Kathy, moved to Aberdeen, Scotland, where Dan worked on an off-shore oil rig in the North Sea. A co-worker’s fatal accident was the catalyst that led him to a relationship with Jesus and a subsequent call to ministry. Back from Scotland, Dan earned a BS in Education from Indiana University of PA, then received an MA in Philosophy of Religion from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL. Ordained in Minneapolis,
Dan served churches there and in Princeton Jct., NJ, before his 17 years as Senior Pastor of Great Valley EPC in Malvern, PA. A minister member of the Presbytery of the East of the EPC, Dan Currently serves “out-of- bounds” as both Chaplain of Ware Presbyterian Village in Oxford, PA and Senior Chaplain of its parent organization, Presbyterian Senior Living. Dan and Kathy live in the Honey Brook area and have three sons and a daughter, all married, who have given them 14 grandchildren (5 boys and 9 girls!).

 

 

 

 

 

Tom & Julie

Darnall

Directors of Music Ministries
Glenmoore, PA

Tom grew up near Peoria, IL.  He received an engineering degree from the University of Illinois, an MBA from Georgia Tech, and currently manages a team of software engineers in Malvern. A company transfer brought Tom and his wife Julie to the area in 2000.  They have been members of the Forks since 2003.  Tom's music background includes high school marching, concert and jazz bands.  More recently, Tom was the bassist in Sound Doctrine, the Forks' former praise band.  Tom has also sung bass in the Forks choir for many years.  

Julie is originally from Marietta, Georgia, just outside Atlanta.  Her music background includes choir, piano and voice studies while getting a teaching degree from Samford University in Birmingham, AL.  She also earned a graduate degree in library science, and served in public libraries as a children's librarian in Marietta and later in the Chester County library in Exton, PA.  She enjoys music of all genres, and is grateful for the opportunity to serve God here at the Forks, both musically as the choir director,  and in the children's ministry as a teacher.  Tom, Julie, and their son John live in West Caln township near the Forks church.

 

 

 

Lisa Guglielmo

Organist
Glenmoore, PA

Lisa A. Guglielmo has a diverse range of musical talents ranging from Concert Pianist, Concert Pedal Harpist, Director of Music Ministry and Choir, Professional Organist and Private Music Teacher in piano and lever/pedal harp. Her repertoire is extensive, and she is an active performing artist in the Chester County area. Lisa holds a Bachelor Degree in Piano Performance from University of Arts, Philadelphia, PA. As recipient of the Scholarship to Loire Valley Institute, Chinon, France, Piano Grant she performed as soloist in Southern France. She began her organ studies at the age of 13 and has been Director of Music Ministry/Choir Director and Professional Organist in various Church Organizations over the past 30 years. She began concert pedal harp studies at the age of fourteen and has studied with Janet Witman, Gloria Galante, Anne Sullivan, Saul Davis and Kim Rowe. Lisa currently teaches private harp and piano lessons in her in-home studio EVOLVED INC . https://lisaguglielmo.musicteachershelper.com/

 

 

Walt Rigg

   Sexton                  Honey Brook, PA

Walt Rigg is a native of Honey Brook, PA and has been on staff at the Forks for a number of years. His work as sexton is to oversee the church grounds and facilities, as well as the Forks Cemetery. In addition to his staff work, he serves in a number ministries within the congregation. He is married to his wife Shelly and together, they have three children, Walter, Dylan, and Tommy.

 

 

Ben Petersen

Pastoral Intern

Glenside, PA

Ben Petersen was born in Lincoln, Nebraska and raised in the state of Oregon. He was brought up in a Christian home and learned the truths of the Christian faith from an early age. When he was a teenager he began to make a personal decision to follow the Lord Jesus Christ. As he grew older his love for the Lord deepened and he attended a one year ministry school connected to the Calvary Chapel in Corvalis, OR.

During his first year of college he began attending an OPC (Orthodox Presbyterian Church) and it was during this time that he was drawn to the Reformed Tradition. Ben became a member of the OPC Church and was encouraged to attend seminary, where he is currently a student at Westminster Theological Seminary in Glenside, PA. Ben is currrently serving as a pastoral intern at the Forks Presbyterian Church.