Our Staff

Rev Lynn HadeThe Reverend Lynn A. Hade, Rector

Reverend Lynn Hade joined the Church of the Advent, Hatboro as its 4th Rector in October 2014.

Since June 2012, Lynn has served as Associate Rector at Christ Church, Saint Michael’s, Maryland.  She previously served as Curate and Associate Rector at Saint James Episcopal Church in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Lynn is a graduate of the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church in New York City.  She was ordained an Episcopal priest on February 16, 2009.  After seminary, Lynn completed a one year chaplaincy residence at Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Lynn brings to Advent a strong background in Christian formation, preaching, pastoral care and outreach.  Rev. Hade’s installation occurred on November 5, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. with the Right Reverend Clifton Daniel, 3rd, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania, presiding.


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Karen Richter, Parish Administrator

Karen Richter comes to Church of the Advent with multiple administrative experiences in the ways of parish life.  She is a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Chestnut Hill where, for five years, she assisted in the office primarily with scheduling of lay ministers.  She continues at St. Paul’s where she is the cherub choir leader and music leader at the 9 a.m. family-friendly service.  She has also served in a volunteer capacity for more than a decade as a chairperson and a leader of the annual  Rummage Sale.

When Karen is not at Advent, she is fulfilling similar duties at Trinity Episcopal Church in Ambler.  A professional singer by education, she sang for many years with the Philadelphia Singers before its demise and continues with the West Jersey Chambers Singers in Moorestown, NJ.