Where you are always welcome!
Sharon Brownback(firstname.lastname@example.org) has been the Choir Director at RBC for over twenty-five years. The anthems she chooses range from simple to challenging and include sacred, spiritual and contemporary music. Various instruments enhance the anthems when possible. She is always happy for new choir members!
Sharon graduated from East Stroudsburg University in Elementary Education, with a minor in music. After staying home to raise her four children, she was a Language Arts teacher for sixth grade at the Spring-Ford Intermediate School. She resides in Pottstown, PA with her husband, Bob, and loves to spend time with her family now that she is "retired"!
Lara Cifelli(email@example.com) is the Worship Coordinator at Royersford Baptist Church. Lara has been a member of RBC since 2001. During that time, she has maintained an ongoing involvement in the RBC music ministry (including worship team, RBC players, adult and children’s choir, and various instrumental ensembles). This means she not only understands how RBC works, but also a good sense about the people of RBC and how they share their talents together in ministry. Lara can help you plug into worship teams, sing specials, and a whole lot more.
Lara also is employed part-time by the Quakertown Community School District as a Band Director, teaching beginning instrumental music to students in fourth and fifth grade at Pfaff Elementary School.
Alex Cifelli(firstname.lastname@example.org) is the Accompanist for RBC and the newest member of our staff. He is a music teacher for 7th grade in the Springford School District and director for the high school musicals. His musical gifts are outstanding and it is a joy to have him sharing his talents with us as he accompanies the choir, worship teams, and our congregational worship.
Kristin Christopher (email@example.com) is Director at our Royersford Baptist Church Nursery School. She lives in Collegeville with her husband and three boys. She has twins going into Ninth Grade and a younger son entering Fifth Grade. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education from Bucknell University, and a Master of Education Degree from Cabrini College. She also taught Kindergarten in the West Chester Area School District.
Charles Quinty Caton is our very helpful and friendly Custodian. He is married and lives in Royersford with his wife Joan. Charles has had extensive experience, in total over thirty five years, in all phases of cleaning, using cleaning equipment/machinery, working in general public areas, school, office and retail settings.
He enjoys serving the church and helping us keep a welcoming atmosphere for visitors.
The Rev. Karen Selig(firstname.lastname@example.org) has been our Pastor since November 11, 2007. She has a Bachelors in Elementary Education from the University of Kansas, a Masters in Education from the University of Wisconsin and a Masters of Divinity from the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary. She and her husband Alan were married in 1974. They have two adult children, Jenny and Cali. Jenny and her husband Dan live in Brooklyn, New York. They are the parents of Karen and Alan's only grandchild, Sebastian, born in March of 2011. Cali is a lawyer who works for the state courts system in Kansas.
Karen served as the Coordinator of the YWCA Battered Womens' Program in Dubuque, Iowa. In addition to her work with abused women, Karen facilitated an AIDS family and friends support group, served as a Hospice chaplain, and worked with victims of pastoral sexual misconduct in the Central Region. In the ABC/USA, Karen served as a chair of the Public Mission Team and as co-chair of the Statements of Concern Committee. She served as national president of AB Women’s Ministries (2000-2003) and as a member of the General Board Executive Committee of the ABC/USA. She also served a term as President of the Central Region of the ABC/USA. Rev. Karen Selig and her husband, the Rev. Dr. Alan Selig, were co-pastors of the First Baptist Church of Manhattan, Kansas for over 15 years.
One of Karen's great joys in the past decade or so has been to be the Bible Study leader at regional and national women’s conferences across the country. Her hobbies include reading, photography, and learning Spanish. She enjoys hiking and watching movies with Alan.