Senior Pastor (Rector)

John Heidengren

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John was raised in Lutheran and Episcopal Churches in Ohio and Pennsylvania. He graduated from Swarthmore High School and Wheaton College and married college classmate Blanche Williams in 1982. They have seven children, three in heaven and four on earth. John earned a Master of Divinity from Trinity School for Ministry, and served churches in Illinois and Virginia before being called as Rector of Prince of Peace Anglican Church in Hopewell Township, PA.  John has a passion for discipleship, church health, and understanding cultural trends. His hobbies include hiking, reading, basketball and bowling.

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Jim Fisher

Jim was born and raised in Beaver County. He graduated from Hopewell in 1982. While in high school he met his future wife Rhonda and they were married in 1984. They have three adult children and two grandchildren. Jim has worked for Nova Chemical since 1995. Jim’s passion is outreach to the community and bringing prayer and the gospel to the Least, Last and the Lost.


Philip Bottomley

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Philip was born in England.  He married Sylvia in 1968. He and Sylvia have three adult children, five grandchildren and two step grandchildren.

Philip went to Durham University (the third oldest university in Britain) for both college and seminary. After ordination in 1970, He served as an assistant priest in two parishes and as the Midlands Area Director of the Church’s Ministry among the Jews (CMJ). In 1984 he was called to be the first National Director of CMJ/USA in northern Virginia. In 1990 CMJ/USA moved its office to Ambridge, PA.

In 1992 Philip became rector (pastor) of the Church of the Epiphany (Episcopal), Avalon, PA, and served there for 10 years. He led Christ Church, Clarksburg, West Virginia for three years and then he was called to plant the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul (SP&SP), Anglican Church in North America in Roanoke, Virginia. SP&SP was a merger of a newly formed Anglican Church and a Lutheran Church. Philip served this congregation until he retired in November 2011 when they moved back to Pittsburgh to be near their daughter and her family who are members of Prince of Peace. He joined the pastoral staff of Prince of Peace and reestablished his connection with CMJ/USA.

Sylvia, Philip's ministry partner for 50+ years, went home to Jesus in June 2019. In January 2020 Philip was appointed Executive Director of CMJ/USA.

His passions are communicating the Gospel of Jesus Christ; bringing all people to know the Savior, especially Jewish people; teaching the Jewish roots of the Christian Faith; and reconciling Christians to one another. His hobbies include doing puzzles and playing chess. 


Robert "Bob" Richard

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"Pastor Bob" is a native of California who first came to Moon Township and Ambridge to attend Trinity School for Ministry in 1976-79.  He was most pleasantly surprised with the friendliness of folk in greater Pittsburgh and the beauty of western Pennsylvania year-round.

However, God sent him back to California for most of his active ministry in the San Joaquin Valley.  He served several parishes there as well as Trinity Parish, Beaver.  For several years he did graduate study in New Testament in Berkeley.  He has a great love of Scripture and teaching.  When he retired God permitted him "to move back to seminary" in Ambridge.

At Prince of Peace he serves as a member of the pastoral team leading worship, teaching, and preaching. 

Assistant Treasurer

Darlene Miller

Darlene Miller has lived in western Pennsylvania her whole life. She attended school at Hanover and Weirton High School, and Weirton Beauty Academy. She began working as a beautician and owned her own beauty shop. She married James Miller and raised two boys who also live in western Pennsylvania. She and Jim have three grandchildren. She also worked at the Beaver County Courthouse in the Assessment Office in the Tax Claim Department. She is now retired and enjoys baking, reading, crocheting and making homemade greeting cards.

She joined Prince of Peace Church in 2008 and has served on the Vestry twice. She also serves on the Altar Guild and as Assistant Treasurer/Assistant Bookkeeper.

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