In Ministry Together

At St. Matthew’s, we believe in the ministry of all believers.
As that children’s song states so clearly,

“I am the church.  You are the church.  We are the church together!”


Rev. John Bletsch

for Pastoral Emergencies call   610-688-3848

A lifelong United Methodist, Pastor John Bletsch grew up in Youngstown, Ohio, attending Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio as a religion and psychology major before heading to Duke Divinity School for seminary. He served as a pastor in the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church for 20 years, first in Charlotte for 4 years and then in Greensboro for 16 years.

Pastor John and his wife Rhonda moved their family to Pennsylvania in 2014. Rhonda is the chair of the Theology Department at Eastern University. She is an Old Testament scholar, a university professor and an author of a textbook on the Old Testament as well as numerous articles in the area of biblical studies. The two met at Duke University while pursuing graduate studies there. They have been married for more than 20 years and have three sons – Jonah, Ethan, and Daniel.

Pastor John deeply believes that our United Methodist heritage is one of the best ways to walk the path of discipleship as a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ. He loves to teach about the Bible and enjoys running, guitar, and cooking plus all the things that the three Bletsch boys enjoy – Lego, video games, comic books, superheroes and science fiction stories.

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Laura Bonstingl

Office Manager

Laura, a member of St. Matthew’s, joined the staff as Office Administrator in June 2006. She is a graduate of Penn State with a background in business and advertising. Laura has two adult children. She brings her love of people and her creative ideas to St. Matthew’s. In addition to managing the office, Laura serves as the Administrative Assistant to the pastor.

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Victoria (Vica) Jones

Director of Children, Youth and Family

Vica has a Master of Theological Studies in Christian Faith and Public Policy from Palmer Theological Seminary, and a B.A. in Bible/Religion and a B.A in Youth Ministry from King University. She has served in Children & Family Ministry at the Baptist Church of West Chester and Student and Children’s Ministry at Pleasant Ridge Christian Church in Greensboro, N.C. We welcomed Vica and her husband Kyle on September 1, 2015.

Martha Koeneman

Martha Koeneman

Music Director and Organist

Martha Koeneman is a versatile performing artist with over forty years of professional musical experience and proficiency as a soloist, accompanist and church musician. She serves as the principal and solo pianist for the Pennsylvania Ballet Association in Philadelphia, PA. Martha also teaches private piano at the Wayne Art Center. We are so blessed to have Martha on staff with us at St. Matthew’s!

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Linda Guzzardo,

Financial Administrator

Linda comes from twenty years at Unisys Corporation where she worked in the Marketing Division, in Accounting and Finance, and the administrative side of Customer Service.

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