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The Rev. Dr. Frank G. Reeder is lead pastor at Seaview. A native of Collingdale, PA, Pastor Reeder has served in many ministries throughout New Jersey with American Baptist Churches including a youth pastorate at Berlin Baptist Church and lead pastorates at Calvary Baptist Church of Ocean View and First Baptist Church of Pitman before coming to pastor Seaview Baptist Church in March 2009. He also served our American Baptist Region as President from 2001 to 2003. Our lead pastor attended Grove City College, Cairn University and Palmer (Eastern Baptist) Theological Seminary where he earned a doctorate in Ministry to Marriage and Family. Kathy Reeder is his life partner. They have a married daughter and three grandchildren who are a source of great joy to them. Pastor Reeder believes strongly in the teaching of the Scriptures that leads to life transformation as one follows Jesus into the world with a message that brings hope to all people. He enjoys hiking, travel (prefers to be where the mountains are … like Switzerland and Colorado), evenings with good friends, movies, music and thoughtful discussion that explores how to grow in relationships.
Paula Price Dollarhide, our church organist, joined the staff of Seaview in January of 1999. Paula was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and was educated at the University of Oklahoma, where she received the degrees of Bachelor of Music in Organ and Masters of Music Education. Her organ study has been with Mildred Andrews Boggess, Charles Benbow, and Dr. Gerald Frank. She has done post-Masters work at Oklahoma State University in harpsichord and organ, and has been a frequent recitalist. Paula just recently completed a Masters degree in Instructional Technology at Richard Stockton College where she is employed as an Academic Advisor in the Center for Academic Advising.Prior to coming to Seaview, Paula was Program Director and Music Director for KOSU-FM, a National Public Radio affiliate in Stillwater, OK. She hosted a live classical call-in program “Classics on Demand,” created a weekly program “The Best of Broadway” and hosted “Intermission,” a program in which she interviewed major personalities in the arts world.
Mary Yost is the Administrative Assistant to the Lead Pastor. Southeastern Pennsylvania was home for Mary in her early years. But there has always been a love in her for the sea. With a degree in Marine Biology, she has worked for the preservation of marine life. Upon marrying the love of her life, the dream to live by the sea has become a reality. Mary is also completing her Masters Degree in Social Work.