Christ Episcopal Church of Pottstown, PA          
William Rex
Interim Rector

     The Rev. William Moyer Rex was born in NE Philadelphia. Around age 7 the family moved to Levittown. He attended Shippensburg State College (BA in English/Theatre Arts, 1970,) Lutheran Theological Seminary, Gettysburg (MDiv, 1974.). He has served since then in PA parishes in Erie, Pittsburgh, Vandergrift, and Ferndale. During his years of service he has served as a Pastor, as Communications Chair for the Western PA/WV Synod, as a member of 2 Synod Councils, served on the Lutheran Advocates for Maritime Mission for many years, Lutheran Disaster Response for many years, and the Emergency Response Committee for Nockamixon Twp.


      In addition to his duties as Interim Rector, he currently works in the Port of Philadelphia & So. Jersey where holds two positions. The first is as a Port Chaplain visiting seafarers providing services to Philadelphia from all over the world. With a special Synodical call he ministers to the maritime community through Word, Sacrament, and ministry of presence, providing for seamen’s emotional, physical and spiritual needs. He is an advocate for them in times of need and provides leadership in ways that give them the necessary tools to mitigate their situations. This position is funded by Seafarers International House (SIH) in New York NY, the Lutheran expression for maritime ministry. This is a partnership with Seamen’s Church Institute of Philadelphia/South Jersey (SCI,) an ecumenical maritime ministry.

     The second role currently is that of Office Manager for SCI. He coordinates and manages the offices and
ministry staff of the SCI center at 475 N. 5th St. Philadelphia. His work provides relational stability between
the part time staff, volunteer staff and full time staff operating the maritime ministry of SCI. He also helps coordinate efforts to solidify the relations between the port maritime community and the mission of the church. He preaches, teaches, and provides sacramental worship when asked.

     He currently sits on the board of NAMMA (the North American Maritime Ministry Association) as the Lutheran denominational representative, is  the Treasurer of LAMM (Lutheran Advocates for Maritime
Mission,) and until recently a Clergy at Large member of the Synodical Council of SEPA Synod
In the course of his ministry in the church he has held many positions from activist to Chair of Communications, to membership on various committees of the synods in which he has been called.

     Fr.. Rex is serving Christ Church as  Interim Rector (started 5 June, 2016) and will continue in that position until we select a permanent Rector. As is usual with an Interim, Rev. Rex will be with us on Sunday’s and part-time during the week. His default hours are: Sundays, Tuesday  mornings, and Thursday evenings. He also serves as needed for special services and pastoral calls. Rev. Rex will is a welcome support for our ministry as we search for a new Rector.

William Rex


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