The Reverend David Getreu, Rector
Fr. Dave was called to St. Philips as the Priest-in-Charge starting in July 2014. He was installed as the 42nd Rector of the parish on October 29, 2016. 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 22 years in the priesthood on June11, 2016.
Fr. Dave holds 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 America. 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 worked 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 and the Foundation for Hospice of Central Ohio as Vice Chair. He was instrumental in bringing the Circleville Turkey Trot to town to raise money for the Food Pantry Network run by PICCA. He is a Past President of the Robbins Hunter Museum and served on the 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. Fr. Dave loves working out at Crossfit Hammerheads in Circleville.