Father RIch Brensinger
Father Rich Brensinger was ordained as a Roman Catholic priest in 1992 and has seen many parishes and had several assignments in the Diocese of Allentown. He has been an Assistant Pastor, Professor and Spiritual Director of two Catholic high schools, Pastor and Parish Administrator.
In June 2011, he became the Catholic Chaplain at Kutztown University and Albright College, Reading, PA. Born and raised in Bally, Berks County, PA. He has a BA in Theology/Philosophy and a BA in Elementary Education, as well as a minor in Psychology, from Alvernia University in Reading, Pennsylvania. Prior to entering the seminary, he was a fifth grade Catholic elementary school teacher. Father Rich received his Certification in Campus Ministry from the Catholic Campus Ministry Association in connection with the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops in January of 2016.
Mrs. Susan Teaford has been a beautiful addition to SCCNC for the last several years. As a volunteer, she assists Father Rich in the practicalities of office work and just about anything creative. At SCCNC, Susan is known as the "Den Mother" to the students, providing a listening ear and gentle voice.
Susan's regular job is as Parish Secretary at Saint Maximilian Kolbe in West Chester, PA. She is a member of Saint Benedict Parish in Mohnton, PA where she is a Lector and seamstress extraordinaire. Susan is also involved in the Cursillo Movement and is a member of the Bishop's Commission for Women in the Allentown Diocese.
Kristin K. Bremer
Kristin J. Bremer is a Professor in the department of Political Science and has been at Kutztown University since 2000. She received her BA from Chestnut Hill College in 1990, her MA from Binghamton University in 1996, and PhD from Binghamton University in 1998. Prior to coming to Kutztown University, Dr. Bremer taught at DeSales University and Georgetown College. In addition, she has been Distinguished Visiting Professor at the United States Air Force Academy.
She is a parishioner of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Kutztown but feels most at home in the parish she grew up in, St. Edward Confessor in Syosset NY. Dr. Bremer has completed the major Catholic pilgrimages to Rome, Jerusalem, and Santiago de Compostela. She volunteers with the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata India.
Philip Maas grew up in Center Valley, PA and attended St. Michael the Archangel School from kindergarten to eight grade and received his sacraments at Assumption B.V.M., Colesville, and was an altar server. He graduated Allentown Central Catholic High School and in received his Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. While there, he served as President of the Newman Club for a year and Grand Knight of RPI Council #13635 of the Knights of Columbus. Following college, he worked as a project engineer at Lutron Electronics. After two years with the company he decided to answer the call he heard during his senior year at Central and was accepted to study for the Diocese of Allentown at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Overbrook. He just entered his third year at St. Charles as a First Theologian. Philip enjoys drawing and painting, working on his car and riding his motorcycle. He cantors and sings in the choir at St. Charles and plays the guitar.
PJ, our Mascot
On February 13, 2012, PJ arrived to fill the life of his master, Father Rich, and the lives of the students, faculty and staff at Saint Christopher. He enjoys meeting new students and loves all the attention. Come and share some of your time with him, he's always waiting to greet you.