Rev. John W Sosnowski, M.Div., M.F.T.


Fr. John joined Christ Church Ithan in February 2016 after previously serving as the Canon to the Ordinary for the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey, working directly for Bishop Councell and Bishop Stokes, and operating as the chief of staff for the diocese.
Prior to the above, Fr. John spent 15 years as Rector at St Mary's Episcopal Church in Stone Harbor, NJ.
Fr. John holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Master of Divinity and a Bachelor of Sacred Theology from St Mary's Seminary & University in Maryland, and a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Southern Connecticut State University. He and his wife Cynthia live in Shamong, NJ.


Dr. Jeffrey B Fowler

Music Director

Jeff is a native of Allentown and has been playing the organ for worship since he was fifteen, and has served as a church musician in the Philadelphia and Detroit metropolitan areas since 1970.
He holds degrees from West Chester University and the University of Michigan. At Michigan he was awarded a Rackham pre-doctoral fellowship, the David McK Williams Scholarship, and was teaching assistant to his organ professor and University Organist, Marilyn Mason.
Dr Fowler was the Minister of Music at Wayne Presbyterian Church since 1992, during which time the music program grew from about 150 participants to 450 participants in nine musical organizations including a church orchestra. In 1993 he re-organized the Wayne Oratorio Society as a ministry of WPC, an organization in which 275 singers from the church and community now participate each season.
Over a period of 23 years Jeff directed the WPC choir in 97 major choral works accompanied by orchestra in 132 evening concerts. He is adjunct professor of organ at Eastern University, and has been active with the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, serving as Chair of the Exhibits Committee for the 2002 National AGO Convention, and as Sub-Dean and then Dean. In November 2007 and 2010, Jeff put together a choir of over 450 singers who volunteered from 60 churches of the Presbytery of Philadelphia, a massed choir concert entitled "One Joyful Choir" at the Kimmel Center. His final work with the Wayne Oratorio Society was Bach's B Minor Mass in April 2015.