The Rev. Dr. Eric J. Trozzo
The Congregation Council is pleased to announce that the Reverend Dr. Eric J. Trozzo has accepted a call to be Saint Matthew’s pastor. Dr. Trozzo grew up in Cumberland MD, and has been active in Lutheran life since being a Peer Minister in college. Most recently, he spent 7 years as lecturer and Missionary Professor at Sabah Theological Seminary in Malaysia. He is quite familiar with New Jersey, as co-pastor of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Chatham, New Jersey for 6 years. He speaks several languages. Please give Pastor Trozzo, his wife Rev. Wendolyn Trozzo and their sons, Dante (age 15) and Cade (age 12) a warm welcome.
David D. Harp has been the Cantor* at Saint Matthew since April 2005. A native of Colorado, he has served congregations in Pennsylvania, Minnesota and Oregon. David holds a Bachelor of Music degree from St. Olaf College and the Master of Sacred Music degree from Luther Seminary. He has done additional study at Westminster Choir College and has performed with the National Lutheran Choir, Westminster Symphonic Choir, and the St. Olaf Choir. He has studied with such noted conductors at Anton Armstrong and Joe Flummerfelt, organist John Ferguson, and Paul Westermeyer. David currently conducts the Saint Matthew Vocal Choirs and Bell Choir.
*Cantor is the historic title for the leader of the people’s song; e.g., Johann Sebastian Bach was Cantor for St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, Germany
Deacon, Parish Coordinator
a member of Saint Matthew Lutheran Church since 1978. He’s served on Church Council in many and various positions over the years; Chair of Christian Education, Fellowship & Parish Life, Stewardship, and Vice-President. He has a B.S. in Business Management from Drexel University and has completed the Certificate Program at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia in pursuit to become an Associate in Ministry (AIM) for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Hired to staff in 2000, he was called by this congregation, as an AIM in December, 2008 and continues to serve here and the New Jersey SYNOD – as a member of the Discipline Team. Married to Doreen since 1970, they have two grown children and two grandchildren.
I have been blessed by the way the Lord has opened doors–Lutheran doors–as I began my church career over two decades ago at Bethany Lutheran (Palmyra), St. Paul’s (Hainesport) and now at St. Matthew, as the Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper. Since raising a daughter with special needs can be challenging, the Lord made sure he provided me with a loving church family to support me on this journey. Coming from a banking family, I was an Executive Secretary at PSFS, where I met my husband, Martin. My passion is listening to Elvis on the way to Cape May.
Dave Rulon is a long-time resident of Moorestown and member of St. Matthew, who has served as Sexton (the church title for custodian) since 1997.
I have been a Girl Scout Leader with our daughter. I have volunteered for over 20 years for Boy Scouts and am proud to be the Committee Chair of Troop 42 – our church sponsored Scout Troop.
I have 20 years experience as a Preschool Lead Teacher. I graduated from Roxborough HS and Peirce College. It has been a pleasure running our Nursery since 2010.
I enjoy kayaking, organic vegetable gardening with no watering/ weeding, hiking, biking, crocheting, and travel.