- Ande Blyth > Program Associate
- Andy Greenhow > Minister of Stewardship, Congregational Partnership & Belonging
- Bianca Garcia > Office and Reception Coordinator
- Bill Golderer > Convening Minister
- Brittany Mellinger > Postmaster General
- Carrie Kitchen-Santiago > Managing Director
- David Norse > Pastoral Associate
- David Van Houten > Dean, Center for Subversive Theology
- Devin Johns > Coordinator of the Youth Initiative & Alternative Breaks
- Dwayne Grant > Facilities Manager
- Edd Conboy > Director of Counseling Services
- Elbert Brown > Ambassador of Welcome
- Esh Brown > First Cook
- Jessica Paschke > Corporate and Volunteer Relations Manager
- John Griffin > Hospitality Enforcer
- Julia Wallis > Volunteer Coordinator
- Melinda Berkman > Director of Finance and Administration
- Michael McKee > Case Manager
- Samantha Evans > Pastoral Associate
- Sarah Wittman > Mail Coordinator
- Steven Seibel > Executive Chef
- TC Shillingford > Sous Chef
- Theresa Malandra > Director of Development
- Tony Moore > Music Man, Choirmaster, Talent
Phone: 215.735.4847 x113
Minister of Stewardship, Congregational Partnership & Belonging
Andy grew up locally but has since lived in Toronto, Canada, Nottingham, England, New Orleans, Louisiana, and Princeton, New Jersey. He did Cinema Studies, Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations, and Political Science in college, which he then promptly utilized as a construction worker rebuilding houses destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. While working with homeowners and short-term volunteer groups in New Orleans, Andy learned a lot about trauma, healing, and telling the story of what God is doing even after incredible tragedy. He enrolled in seminary and, while there, came to BSM as a congregant. He took a year away from seminary and worked at BSM and then returned to seminary hoping that he could work at a place like BSM someday. During his last two years of seminary and until starting at BSM, he worked at one of BSM’s partner congregations and his home church, Wayne Presbyterian Church, as their Director of Young Adult Ministries. He cares about things like New Orleans, morose fiction, interesting music, Liverpool Football Club, traveling whenever possible, and the Phillies. He’s married to and the greatest admirer of Karen Rohrer, the pastor and co-director of Beacon, a new church development in greater Fishtown. If you’re interested in the life of BSM’s resident worshiping community or partnering with BSM because of your faith commitments, he would love to speak with you.
Office and Reception Coordinator
Bianca is a born-and-bred Philly native. Having grown up with a social worker for a mom, she is no stranger to Philadelphia’s plight with homelessness. Bianca graduated from Temple University with a B.A. in Sociology, minoring in Geography and Urban Studies. She has experience in pharmaceuticals and banking, and knows a thing or two about keeping things running smoothly. Bianca joined BSM in December 2014, and as Office and Reception Coordinator, she is on the front lines of BSM sitting at our front reception desk. She gives a face to face, friendly interaction with guests who come to BSM with questions, and helps point them in the right direction. Bianca also handles outside vendor contracts, including managing the University of Arts work-study students.
Bianca’s interest include football, soccer, and all things food. She bleeds green (go Eagles!) and spends most of her free time with her two nieces and friends.
Phone: 215.735.4847 x105
Bill is the founding pastor and convener of the Broad Street Ministry in Philadelphia. BSM is an innovative ministry that emphasizes hospitable outreach, civic involvement, and creative expression. Prior to that, Bill served as the founding Director of the Center for Church Life at Auburn Theological Seminary in New York City where he was also a lecturer in Reformed theology at Union Theological Seminary whose campus Auburn shares. Auburn and Union have long been pioneers on the landscape of bringing a progressive theology to bear upon and be relevant to the culture. His work at Auburn also included creating opportunities for multifaith understanding in our post-9/11 world, and addressing the coming crisis of leadership that will confront the church in the coming decades. To learn more about the work of Auburn Seminary, visit www.auburnsem.org. Prior to that, Bill served as Associate Pastor for Youth, Young Adult and Public Church Ministry at the Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago. His time there was spent mainly integrating the Gospel with the demands of everyday life through fellowship, advocacy/outreach programs, public forums, and discernment exercises. While serving in Chicago, Bill helped to found a national network of Presbyterian clergy under the age of 40–called the 7 percent. The group takes its name from the statistic that only 7 percent of clergy currently serving the Presbyterian Church U.S.A are under the age of 40. To learn more about the ministry of Fourth Church, visit www.fourthchurch.org. To learn more about the 7 percent, visit www.bmbweb.com/sevenpercent/.
In 2009, Bill extended his pastoral ministry in Philadelphia when he became the Pastor of Arch Street Presbyterian Church. Since 1851, Arch Street Presbyterian has been a worshiping congregation in the heart of Center City Philadelphia. Since Bill has arrived and assembled a dynamic team of lay and professional leadership, ASPC has undergone a rapid and dramatic revitalization. The congregation aims to be a dynamic Sunday morning worshiping community, a church that welcomes children and families of every configuration, a church that meets the needs of the people who work in the buildings around it (and those who wish they were employed there) as well as a center for arts and culture. To learn more about ASPC, please visit: www.archstreetpres.org. His energies away from ministry are devoted to having fun with his wife, Julie, reading, cooking, manically listening to sports radio, and marveling at the wonder that are his sons, Sebastian and Deacon.
Brittany grew up in Lancaster County, went to Eastern University to study Elementary Ed, soon fell in love with Philly and Sociology and traded her farm fields for city streets. Her passion for food has been amplified by her proximity to the Italian market and plethora of South Philly restaurants. She is happiest when wandering around new places and the great outdoors, most recently trying her hand at organic farming in Ecuador this past fall. She is excited to be practicing her ABCs by helping with the mail sorting as BSM’s newest postmaster general.
Phone: 215.735.4847 x114
Carrie is a native of Philadelphia and has lived and worked in the region all of her life except for a brief stint in Washington D.C. very early in her career. She is passionate about addressing the causes and impacts of urban poverty and has dedicated her career to this pursuit. She has 17 years of program and project management experience, primarily related to social services, and has a particular expertise in workforce development programming and policy. Prior to coming to the Broad Street Ministry, Carrie served as the Sr. Director of Training and Policy at the Philadelphia Workforce Development Corporation, a large non-profit agency that oversees a majority of the public funding that comes to the City for job training and employment assistance programming. At PWDC Carrie led a department that identified and implemented strategies and tools for building capacity among PWDC’s sub-contractors to run workforce development programs more effectively. She also forged partnerships with systems and organizations across Philadelphia in order to leverage resources and enhance the ability of PWDC and its sub-contractors to serve over 21,000 welfare recipients per year. In addition, Carrie conducted public policy research, analysis and education related to welfare and poverty. Prior to that, Carrie worked in several capacities for Congreso, one of the largest social services agencies in Greater Philadelphia serving the Philadelphia Latino community. At Congreso Carrie conducted fundraising activities and developed and managed education, training and employment placement programs for low-income youth and adults. Prior to that, Carrie worked for the Center for Greater Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania, a nonprofit agency dedicated to facilitating regional cooperation between Philadelphia and the suburbs. At the Center Carrie designed and managed the Greater Philadelphia High school Partnership, a service-learning program that brought over 800 urban and suburban students together from 80 schools across the region to design and carry out community-service projects. In a radio address to the nation, former President Clinton singled out the Partnership, calling it a “stunning success” and a “model for the nation.” The Walt Whitman Center for the Culture and Politics of Democracy at Rutgers University praised the Partnership as “an innovator in the field of service learning.” Carrie has a Masters degree in Public Affairs and Urban and Regional Planning from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and Bachelors of Arts degree in American History from the University of Pennsylvania. Carrie is proud to represent and serve Pennsylvania on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP), and when not working, enjoys spending time with her husband, Rob (usually scheming how they can get more sleep), playing with her two, very energetic, young sons, Marcos and Andres, and vigorously lifting weights at the gym so that she can survive her sons using her as a human jungle gym. Before having kids, when Carrie actually had an exciting personal life, she enjoyed hiking and Latin dancing with her husband and was a director, writer and performer in an all-female, musical comedy troupe.
Phone: 215.735.4847 x110
The past year has been an exciting one for David. In January David was ordained as a Presbyterian Pastor, he started the LGBTQ Fellowship that meets once a month after worship, and he piloted a faith-and-doubt spirituality group with LGBTQ young people who are at high risk of human trafficking, sex work, and other forms of sexual coercion. “It has been an exciting year, and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for my second!”
A graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary, David grew up in Sherwood, Oregon. He is an Eagle Scout and attended Lewis & Clark College in Portland, both experiences that cultivated a deep passion for the wholeness that God’s wilderness provides.
David knew he had found a church home when he walked in and saw windmills hanging from the sealing. “I grew up in a Presbyterian church with a liturgical artist, and so for me art and worship have always been connected.” David is most excited though to be a part of an organization that is committed to human thriving. He is a gifted pastoral care provider, and understands pastoral presence as a necessary part of Broad Street welcoming not only our faith community, but also our guests at breaking bread and during mail hours. David functions as connective tissue within our faith community, fostering opportunities for those who gather for worship to care for one another and to be cared for by our pastoral staff. He will also be working with the hospitality initiative at BSM. “The relationship between the worshiping community and our social services, how one informs and supports the other, is the most compelling part of this place for me. Broad Street Ministry lives out my deepest hopes for the Church, and God has even bolder dreams for us as disciples, dreams I feel honored to help become reality.”
David Van Houten
Dean, Center for Subversive Theology
“I’m just some skinny white guy from west of West Philly.” I run to avoid reality and am learning how to do yoga to counter the physical and mental effects of over 30 years of running. Caffeine is my drug of choice and I’m addicted to buying books. I have two sons who remind me daily what’s real, but aren’t really sure what I do. I’ll follow my wife wherever she goes (because she’s my corporate sponsor). I specialize in non-paying jobs and like poetry and sad, angry music. My best friend says I’m too cynical to be religious. I’ve studied Spanish, Greek, Hebrew, Latin, French and German but have forgotten almost everything I’ve learned and still struggle to write a coherent English sentence. When I grow up I want to be rap star, yeah, because I’m just another white man with a Ph.D, trained in the obscure art of theology. You’ll never see my face on mtv, no, I studied at a school of divinity. Like I said before, I can’t dance, I can’t sing. I’m a poser, fake, imposter, Just like my bling bling. And I almost forgot, Calvin is my co-pilot.
A born and raised Presbyterian, I attended Wayside Presbyterian Church in Erie, PA. With Wayside’s youth group, I attended BSM’s Youth Initiative twice as a participant. I attended the College of Wooster in Ohio where I studied English and Anthropology. Not having had enough of BSM as a youth, I worked on Youth Initiative Summer Staff in 2012 and 2014, following my graduation from Wooster. From September 2014 to March 2015, I served as a Young Adult Volunteer through PC(USA) in Lusaka, Zambia as a community school teacher. When I’m not studying or working, you’ll find me reading and writing while drinking excessive amounts of coffee at a Philly coffeeshop or running along the Schuylkill.
Dwayne grew up in New York City. He came to Philadelphia in ’96 for a change of scenery and attended Slippery Rock University. Dwayne fell in love with, and was adopted by Broad Street Ministry in 2008, where he found family. He spends his time here taking care of the building and watching out for his co-workers. Outside of BSM Dwayne enjoys donating his time to volunteer organizations and is a graduate of Ready Willing and Able. His favorite color is brown. He loves working with the seminarians.
Phone: 215.735.4847 x104
Director of Social Services
Edd is not your typical therapist. He combines his training and real world business experience in his effort to help clients get unstuck and create new pathways in their lives. Edd also works with individuals whose normal strss has advanced into a state of distress, supporting them as they move into effective action, and begin to sustain joy in their lives as they strive to attain their life goals. A seasoned therapist with more than twenty years experience in the field, Edd has worked as a coach and consultant to bring the skills, knowledge and expertise of the psychotherapeutic community into non-traditional settings in addition to his work as a private practitioner. While working with people from all walks of life—from business, community and non-profit leaders to inner-city youth, he is particularly effective working with a wide range of individuals facing unique stresses like those of world-class professional and amateur athletes, survivors of trauma, as well as couples with chronically ill children.
Phone: 215.735.4847 x101
Ambassador of Welcome
Elbert is the first face you will see when you enter the big red doors. You will be greeted by a smile as big as those doors. Elbert is a native of the Cayman Islands and has been part of BSM since its opening in 2005. Elbert knows the building like the back of his hand and cares for it the way he cares for his children. Elbert has been married for over 40 years to his wife Zilfia.
Corporate and Volunteer Relations Manager
Having been a part of the BSM family for years Jessica gratefully became staff (green name tag—hooray!) in January 2015. Having over ten years of experience in domestic and international business development she’s excited to use her experience in corporate markets to extend invitations of engagement to Philadelphia’s business community. As the Corporate and Volunteer Relations manager Jessica leads the team responsible for recruiting and welcoming enough volunteers to fulfill the 8,000 volunteer slots necessary to serve BSM’s guests meals centered on community and compassion. A Hoosier at heart, Jessica shares her feeling that life at BSM is as close to being home as she could hope to find away from her Indiana family.
Phone: 215.735.4847 x106
Director of Finance and Administration
Growing up as a child of a military man, Melinda has lived many different places. She is happy to now call Philadelphia home (although her heart may always belong to Alaska). After graduating with a Masters in Economics from University of Alaska Fairbanks, she worked as fisheries economist for the State of Alaska. Deciding Juneau was too small, she packed her bags and moved to Manhattan, met the love of her life and moved with him to Philadelphia. Working in for-profit for most of her career, she is happy that she was able to make the transition to non-profit with such a wonderful organization. She lives in Center City with her husband, Mike and her 2.5 year old son, Teddy.
Phone: 215.735.4847 x112
Phone: 215.735.4847 x116
Samantha was born and raised in northwestern Pennsylvania. She attended Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania, and majored in Physics. During her last year of college, she felt a pull to ministry. Unsure of where it would lead, she made a leap of faith and left physics for seminary. She graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary in May with a Masters of Divinity. While she was there, she focused on community and relationship building. She places great importance on building meaningful partnerships in the community and sincere relationships with those whom she serves as well as those who serve her. Her hope is that the pastoral residency program at BSM will provide her with opportunities to grow professionally, spiritually, and personally as she joins the ministry at BSM that touches so many lives in Philadelphia. She understands the mission of BSM to be a response to economic, racial, and gender-based injustice. She hopes that working at BSM will help her to gain the experience, language, and wisdom needed to be a prophetic preacher who speaks against injustice, leads a church to do the work of the kingdom, and brings a glimpse of hope to a dark and lonely world.
Phone: 215.735.4847 x109
Sarah was born and raised in Connecticut, though she comes to us most recently from Missoula, Montana, where she completed graduate work in Intercultural Youth and Family Development, and similar to the degree, she has found herself in many different corners around the world. In conjunction with her graduate degree, she completed Peace Corps service in Azerbaijan from 2012-2014 as a Youth Development Facilitator where she worked with young girls and women with disabilities in a rural community. Previous to that, she worked in the Baltic country of Lithuania as an Intercultural Programs Coordinator at an international university where she practiced hospitality by orienting students in a cross cultural environment.
Having obtained her Bachelors in Social Work from none other than the state of Pennsylvania, she is passionate about working cross culturally, whether that is in an urban population in Philadelphia or elsewhere. She’s excited about the work that is being done at Broad Street and looks forward to being a part of an ever changing and growing organization. Often being one of the first stops guests make when they enter our doors, she loves her role of showing hospitality by getting to know our guests and serving them through the mail service.
Phone: 215.735.4847 x103
Steven Seibel has 7 years in the culinary industry, and has worked during the past three years at FLIK International, a commercial culinary company, where he has served as a Chef Manager for Comcast Corporation offices and got rave reviews. Steven also trained for a while as an opera singer – so maybe he will sing for our guests! Originally from Lansdale, Pennsylvania, some of his influences from the culinary world are Anthony Bourdain of Les Halles and “No Reservations” and Wiley Dufresne of WD-50. Cooking is his passion and a way to express his creativity. He enjoys spending time with his family, friends and just relaxing. He is a huge Philadelphia Sports fan (Eagles, Flyers, Phillies, Sixers) in no particular order. He has 4 brothers and 1 sister ranging from the age of 5 years old to 22 years old and two loving parents, Rick and Tina Seibel. He is of Puerto Rican and Irish decent. His favorite quote is from Anthony Bourdain: “I’ve long believed that good food, good eating, is all about risk. Food, for me, has always been an adventure.”
TC has been long in BSM’s orbit, first coming when Dayton Castleman hung the windmills in the sanctuary back in 2006, occasionally volunteering for the kitchen before finally coming aboard as interim and then permanent Sous Chef in October 2014. He has been a professional cook since 2007, before which he slogged through the office environment at a mortgage giant, sold books in a traveling fair, landscaped suburban mansions, and bought cigarettes from gas stations as a secret shopper. All things being equal, he prefers work where he can stay on his feet and make things, and where he has to shower at the end of the day rather than the beginning. He has been married since 2009 to the brilliant and curly-coifed Katie Martin, who harbors no ill will or jealousy with his much longer and only comparable relationship with BSM’s Minister of Stewardship, Congregational Partnership & Belonging, a childhood pal and adulthood confidant and best man. TC holds a degree in Philosophy from Temple University, proudly translated Vergil’s Aeneid into English when he was 18, and when not at Broad Street can be found wandering the city with his dreadlocked Bergamasco, running, hiking, reading, and baking bread.
Director of Development
Phone: 215.735.4847 x121
Music Man, Choirmaster, Talent
Anthony A. Moore (AKA) Tony Moore was born in Philadelphia, PA and spent his early childhood in Okinawa, Japan and Europe. He began his career in the music industry as a bassist for local groups and churches in the City of Philadelphia. He founded gospel recording group Tony Moore & Jehovah’s Chosen (TMJC) and has released two independent albums entitled “Love Lifted Me” and “Action Figures.” Tony is currently working with Rock Star Entertainment, founded by Vidal and Dre, executive producers for such recording artists as: Floetry, Jill Scott, Usher, Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, and Chris Brown. As assistant music supervisor, Tony has written songs for the action thriller film, “Cover,” produced by Bill Duke (X-Men 3) starring Vivica A Fox, Patti La Belle, Lou Gossett Jr, Maya, and Leon (Five Heart Beats), and Aunjanue Ellis (Ray). “Cover” was released in February 2008. Tony has established a partnership with Mike Lemon Casting Agency. Through this partnership TMJC has been cast in multiple commercials, movies, and television appearances. At the hub of all this activity, Tony Moore became the musical director for Broad Street Ministry under the guidance of Pastor Bill Golderer. Tony is responsible for weaving a unique sound for the BSM Motley Order Choir, integrating other musical influences in the community and being the ‘glue’ that binds it all together.