STAFF & Leadership

Germantown Mennonite Church

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Gina Burkholder

Office Administrator

Raised in central Montgomery County, Gina has Mennonite roots going back through her maternal grandfather’s family. She is a graduate of Christopher Dock Mennonite High School, where she had her first official introduction to Mennonites. Gina graduated from Philadelphia University in December 2007 with a degree in Textile Design. Since 2008 Gina has worked for several domestic upholstery designing decorative home fabrics. Along with her work as Office Administrator of GMC, she is also a freelance textile and graphic designer.

Gina has been attending GMC since 2005, became a member in 2010 and has been an active participant by serving on committees, acting as a mentor and teaching Sunday School to preschoolers.
Gina enjoys sewing, quilting, listening to music, reading thrilling novels, watching too much tv, and cooking. She is excited to be part of GMC in a new role!

John Bergen

Associate Pastor

Raised on the plains of central Kansas (traditional Osage/Niukonska lands), John Bergen is a third-generation Mennonite pastor, but don’t hold it against him. John has worked for Baptist and UCC churches and lived in Christian intentional community, and believes church always holds the possibility of practicing Jesus’ vision of a beloved community. John graduated from Oberlin College in May 2014.

A former member of Christian Peacemaker Teams, John got his start protesting the invasion of Iraq when he was in middle school. In Philly since May 2015, John currently organizes with Earth Quaker Action Team and the Coalition to Abolish Death By Incarceration.


John enjoys playing music with friends, reading nerdy books, and meeting new people over tea, beer, or a home-cooked meal.


(215) 843-5599

21 W Washington Ln.

Philadelphia. PA 19143

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