A Welcoming Episcopal Community
Incarnation Holy Sacrament Church is a community of people from all walks of life who come together around the body and blood of the Risen Lord, Jesus who we proclaim as truly God and truly Human. Our community is one that welcomes all people, no matter who they are or where they have been. Christ's mercy and love is for literally everyone. No exceptions.
"When I joined IHS over five years ago, what drew me to want to be priest here, was that IHS is a church I wanted to join as a member. The multi-generational, child friendly environment was fun and energetic, and it still is today!"
Fr. Benjamin Gildas AF, Rector
Fr. Ben is our Rector, and joined IHS as pastor and priest in 2013. He's known for his warm, personable approach to ministry.
Fr. Ben is known around the Episcopal Church as host of the podcast Priest Pulse and writing on issues like social media engagement, podcasting, divorce, long-distance parenting, family ministry, faith-at-home, and more! Email him
Blaine Martin, Community Coordinator
Blaine Martin, MFA, serves as our Community Coordinator, resident cooking expert, and one of the leaders of our Saturday Night Strategists Meetup Group.
Deacon Diane Faison
Deacon Diane is our resident Deacon. She seems to be one of the few who knows how to get stuff done, and is in charge of many of our most important charitable projects including our community garden.
Joshua Wise, Ph.D., Theologian In Residence
Professor Joshua Wise is our theologian in residence. He shares in preaching duties, consults with Fr. Ben on church matters, and teaches a couple of classes each year for IHS.
Our pastor and bishop is the Rt. Rev. Daniel G.P. Gutierrez, bishop of the Diocese of Pennsylvania in the Episcopal Church. The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church is the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry and yes, he's that guy from the Royal Wedding!
Education Intern Elizabeth Devenney
Elizabeth Devenney is our Sunday school teacher. She is currently a senior at Saint Joseph’s
University studying special education, elementary education, and Autism Behavioral Studies. In
addition to her studies, Lizzy works at the Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support. In this role, Lizzy supports the needs of her clients as well as educate those around her about Autism.