Faith Leaders

Leaders of a broad cross-section of faith groups value preservation of life and support for victims, not the vengeance that the death penalty represents.

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  • The Most Reverend Francis Malooly, Bishop of the Catholic Dioceses of Wilmington
  • Bishop Peggy A. Johnson, The Peninsula-Delaware Conference of The United Methodist Church
  • Bishop Wayne Wright, Episcopalian Bishop of Delaware
  • Bishop Wolfgang Herz-Lane, Delaware-Maryland Synod, Evangical Lutheran Church in America
  • James L. Moseley, Executive Presbyter, New Castle Presbytery P.C.U.S.A, Newark, DE
  • Bishop Aretha E. Morton, Tabernacle Full Gospel Baptist Cathedral
  • The Reverend Patricia Downing, Rector, Trinity Episcopal Parish, Wilmington, DE
  • Jeannie Bennett Fleming, Director Religious Education, Parish of St. Ann, Bethany Beach, DE
  • The Rev. Dr. Douglas D. Gerdts, Pastor, First and Central Presbyterian Church, ACLU Delaware Board member and Treasurer
  • Thomas Jewett
  • Rev. Dr. Joshua Synder, Senior Minister, First Unitarian Church of Wilmington, DE
  • Rev. Amy Yarnall, Senior Pastor, Wesley United Methodist Church, Dover, DE
  • Rev. Jane Day Stover, Pastor, Elsmere Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, DE
  • The Rev. Canon Lloyd S. Casson, Calvary Episcopal Church, Wilmington, DE
  • Rev. William F. Graney, Resurrection Parish, Wilmington, DE
  • Robert M. Undercuffler, Pastor, Head of Christiana Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, DE
  • Rev. Neta Pringle, Pilgrimage Ministries, Wilmington, DE
  • Rev. John C. Frambes, O.F.M, Saint Joseph Catholic Church, Wilmington, DE
  • Rev. Paul C. Lundmark, Pastor, Grace Lutheran Church, Hockessin, DE
  • Rev. Andrew Jacob, Hanover Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, DE
  • Bruce and Carolyn Gillette, Limestone Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, DE
  • Tyrone C. Johnson Sr., IMAC, Wilmington, DE
  • Rev. C. David Buchanan, Summit United Methodist Church, Middletown, DE
  • The Rev. Jeffrey Ross, Rector,  Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church, Lewes, DE
  • Rev. Thomas Morrison, Woodside United Methodist Church, Dover, DE
  • Rev. Paul Huebner, Retired United Methodist Minister, Wilmington, DE
  • Rev. Dr. Jonathan Baker, Epworth United Methodist Church, Rehoboth Beach, DE
  • Rev. Harry Baxter, Wesley United Methodist Church, Dover, DE
  • Pastor John F. Holden, Mt. Salem in Rockford Park United Methodist Church, Wilmington, DE
  • Rabbi Michael Beals, Congregation Beth Shalom, Wilmington, DE
  • Rabbi Yair Robinson, Congregation Beth Emeth, Wilmington, DE
  • Robert B. Gray, Pastor and Christian Counselor, The United Methodist Church, Harrington, DE
  • Pastor Linda Eshelman, Woodland United Methodist Church, Seaford, DE
  • Msgr. John P. Hopkins, Pastor, St. Margaret of Scotland Roman Catholic Church, Newark, DE
  • Rev. Clarence E. Pettit, Spirit of Life Lutheran Church, Wilmington, DE
  • Patrick Donovan, Executive Director Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Catholic Diocese of Delaware
  • Karen L. DeWerth-Wamester, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Bridgeville, DE
  • Reverend Blake H. Wamester, Retired New England Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Bridgeville, DE
  • Rev. Daniel Swanson, Pastor, Hope Lutheran Church, New Castle, DE
  • Rev. Fred Melton, Pastor, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Wilmington,  DE
  • Rev. Edward W. Kay, Assistant to the Bishop DE-MD Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Baltimore, MD
  • The Rev. Eric W. Evers, Pastor, Reformation Lutheran Church, Milford, DE
  • Karen E. Larson, Pastor, Grace Lutheran Church, Easton, MD
  • The Rev. Timothy A. Leitzke, Tree of Life Lutheran Church, Odessa, DE
  • Rev. Emily Hollars Leitzke, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Cordova, MD
  • The Rev. T. Gregory Knepp, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Ocean City, MD
  • Rev. Anne Purett-Barnett, Senior Pastor Grace United Methodist Church, Wilmington, DE
  • Rev. Dr. J. Gordon Stapleton, Mariners Bethel United Methodist Church, South Bethany, DE
  • Dr. Donald Morton, Perfect Life Church, Wilmington, DE
  • Rev. Alice Ervin, Whatcoat United Methodist Church, Dover, DE
  • Msgr. Daniel McGlynn, Holy Cross Catholic Church, Dover, DE
  • Kathy Lessard, Holy Cross Catholic Church, Dover, DE
  • Rev. Dr. Karl R. Kraft, United Methodist, Dover, DE
  • Rev. Anne Purett-Barnett, Grace United Methodist Church, Wilmington, DE
  • Vy. Rev. Norman P. Carroll, St. Elizabeth Roman Catholic Church, Wilmington, DE
  • The Rev. James Bimbi, St. James’ Episcopal Mill Creek,  Wilmington, DE
  • Sally Milbury-Steen, Co-Clerk Newark Friends Meeting, Newark, DE
  • Rev. Joseph Archie III, Newark United Methodist Church, Newark, DE
  • Rev. Greg Chute, Unitarian Universalists of Central Delaware, Dover, DE
  • Brother William Schatzabel, Episcopal Parish of All Saints’ Church, Rehoboth Beach, DE
  • Abbess Barbara Clare Conroy, Anamchara Fellowship, Long Neck, DE
  • Rev. Roderick Welles Jr., Episcopal Church of Sts. Andrew & Matthew, Wilmington, DE
  • Pastor John Barton, Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, Milton, DE
  • Rev. David P. DeSalvo,St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, Middletown, DE
  • Rev. Brad Hinton, St. David’s Episcopal Church, Wilmington, DE
  • Rev. John Wright, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Harrington, DE
  • Rev. Edward Godden, Church of the Ascension, Claymont, DE
  • Rev. Russell Bohner, Christ Church Christiana Hundred, Wilmington, DE
  • Rev. Nanese A. Hawthrone, Diocese of Easton, Rehoboth Beach, DE
  • Very Rev. Dr. Ian Markham, President of Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, VA
  • Very Rev. William B. Lane, Episcopal Diocese of Delaware, Hockessin, DE
  • Rev. Peter B. Huiner, Episcopal Church of Sts. Andrew & Matthew, Wilmington, DE
  • Sr. Barbara Jean Brown, Interfaith Resource Center, Wilmington, DE
  • Rev. Juan V. George, Trinity Episcopal Parish, Wilmington, DE
  • Deacon Susan Phillips, Episcopal Parish of All Saints Church and St. George’s Chapel, Rehoboth Beach, DE
  • Rev. Louise Howlett, Episcopal, Middletown, DE
  • Rev. Elizabeth Masterson, St. Nicholas’ Episcopal Church, Newark, DE
  • Rev. Paul W. Gennett Jr., St. Thomas’s Episcopal Church, Newark, DE
  • Rev. Max J. Wolf, Episcopal Parish of All Saints Church and St. George’s Chapel, Rehoboth Beach, DE
  • Rev. Rita B. Nelson. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Lewes, DE
  • Sr. Teresa E. McMurrin, Holy Spirit Chapel, Dover, DE
  • Reverend Julie Lewis, Trinity United Methodist, Laurel, DE
  • Reverend Steven LaMotte, Hope United Methodist Church, Dover, DE
  • Kathy Farmer, Hope United Methodist Church, Dover, DE
  • Reverend Ronald Schatz, Stevenson United Methodist Church, Berlin, Md.
  • Pastor Jane Ayers, Asbury United Methodist Church, New Castle, DE
  • Reverend Betty Jo Magee, Grace United Methodist Church, Georgetown, DE
  • Reverend Elaine Ayres, New Zion United Methodist Church, Laurel Delaware
  • Ruth Sheaffer, St. Matthews By-The-Sea United Methodist Church, Fenwick Island, DE
  • Pastor Kris Schonewolf, Ewell’s-St. Paul United Methodist Church, Clayton, DE
  • The Reverend Dr. Thomas Short, United Methodist, Hockessin, DE
  • Robin Ryan, Hockessin United Methodist Church, Hockessin, DE
  • Reverend Dr. Vicki Gordy-Stith, Skyline United Methodist Church Wilmington, DE
  • Reverend John Gabage, Associate Pastor, St. Elizabeth Roman Catholic Church, Wilmington, DE
  • Decan Kenneth Pulliam, St. Elizabeth’s Roman Catholic Church, Wilmington, DE
  • Reverend Thomas Wesley Weeks, New Destiny Fellowship, Wilmington, DE
  • Reverend Silverster S. Beaman, Bethel AME Church, Wilmington, DE
  • Reverend Thomas C. Davis, Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, DE
  • Keith Illidge, Clergy, Bethel AME Church, Wilmington, DE
  • La Vaida Owens-White, MSN, RN, Faith Community Nurse, Christ Our King RC Church, Wilmington, DE
  • Reverend Paula A Maiorano, Unitarian Universalist, Wilmington, DE
  • Pastor Dennis Marshall, Chippy AUM Chapel, Hockessin, DE
  • Reverend Patrick Boman Gordy-Stith, Asbury United Methodist Church, New Castle, DE
  • Elaine Murphy, Education Chairperson, Hillcrest Bellefonte United Methodist Church, Wilmington, D
  • Reverend Dr. David Palmer, Senior Pastor, Newark United Methodist Church, Newark, DE
  • Dr. Reverend Chris Bullock, Canaan Baptist Church, Wilmington, DE
  • The Reverend Celeste Cox, Christ Episcopal Church, Dover, DE
  • Sister Carol Ann Holder, o.s.u., Holy Child Catholic Church, Wilmington, DE
  • Reverend Dale Brown, Asbury United Methodist Church, Smyrna, DE
  • Reverend Joseph McQuaide, Church of the Holy Cross, Dover, DE
  • Reverend Mary Browne, Holly Oak Calvary United Methodist Church, Wilmington, DE
  • Chaplain Stephen Dutton, Wilmington Friends Meeting, Wilmington DE
  • Pastor Donald Schuler, Bethesda United Methodist Church, Middletown, DE
  • Reverend Teresa Bernard, Roby United Methodist Church, Leipsic, DE
  • Reverend Tom Pasmore, Avenue United Methodist Church, Milford, DE
  • Reverend Paul H. Sherwood, Union United Methodist Church, Bridgeville, DE
  • Reverend Dianne Loufman, St. Stephen Evangelical Lutheran, Wilmington, DE
  • Father Roger F. DiBuo, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Bear, DE
  • Apostle John Graham, Temple United, Wilmington, DE
  • Reverend Andrew Webber, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark, Newark, DE
  • Reverend Dr. Samuel Richardson, New Mt. Bethel Baptist Church, Wilmington, DE
  • Bishop Boston Ford Jr., Outreach Holy Word Christian Church, Wilmington, DE
  • Reverend Lawrence Livingston, Mother African Union Church, Wilmington, DE
  • Evangelist Sharon Stokes, IMAC, Wilmington, DE
  • Elder Janesta Ray, Tabernacle Full Gospel Baptist Cathedral, Wilmington, DE
  • The Rev. Timothy Rodden, Dir. of Pastoral Services at Christiana Care, Newark, DE
  • Rector David Andrews, The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew, Wilmington, DE
  • Pastor John Graham, Temple United Church, Bear, DE
  • Pastor Lester Justice, Simpson United Methodist Church, Wilmington, DE

 

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