The Reverend David Getreu, Priest-in-Charge

Fr. Dave was called to St. Philips as the Priest-in-Charge starting in July 2014. He is a former Roman Catholic priest who was formally received as a priest in the Episcopal Church on September 4, 2012.  He has assisted at St. James Church, Zanesville, as an Associate Priest. Also, he has served as a supply priest in the Diocese and was able to experience a variety of parishes and worship styles. Previously, as a Roman Catholic priest, he served in two large parishes in Newark and Gahanna, Ohio. Fr. Getreu celebrated 20 years in the priesthood on June11, 2014.

Fr. Dave hohlds a Bachelor of Arts degree from The Pontifical College Josephinum with a major in psychology and a minor in philosophy. He has a Master in Theology from The Catholic University of American. He also has post-graduate work in Canon Law from CUA and obtained a Certificate in Anglican Studies from Bexley Hall.

He is married to Paula and they have a dog, Harley. He works as a Financial Advisor with NBC Securities in Granville, Ohio. He holds the Accredited Asset Management Specialist designation. He currently serves on boards of Hospice of Central Ohio, the Foundation for Hospice of Central Ohio as Secretary, and is President of the Robbins Hunter Museum. He formerly served on the governing board of Mental Health of Licking County. He is a past president of the Granville Kiwanis Foundation and the Kiwanis Club of Granville, Ohio. He is also the past chair of the Granville Area Chamber of Commerce. He is a founding member of the Bridges Out of Poverty program in Licking County, whose purpose was to move families out of poverty through education. 

In their time off, Fr. Dave and Paula like to travel, especially to Maine, the New England area and to the tropics. They also enjoy home projects, landscaping and boating at Buckeye Lake.

Office Phone: (740) 334-9775; Email: dgetreu@alink.com

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