Officer Biography

Phyllis Teat

Chair of Deacons


Deacon Phyllis M. Teat is retired from her secular work with the State of New Jersey. She worked in the Governor’s office for 18 years of her 26 years of service. She retired during Governor Christine Todd Whitman’s administration. While working as a paralegal in the Governor’s office, Deacon Teat served as the Extradition Specialist for the State of New Jersey and the Executive Clemency assistant. Her secular history also consisted of Deacon Teat working for the New Jersey State Police. Since her retirement from the State of New Jersey Deacon Teat has volunteered in Pastoral Care at Frankford and Lower Bucks Hospitals, and worked as the secretary for Trinity Episcopal Church in Solebury, PA. and Penns Park United Methodist Church in Penns Park, PA. Deacon Teat is a member of the Deacon’s Union of Trenton and Vicinity, and a lay member of the Newtown Ministerium. On a personal base, Deacon Teat enjoys flower gardening, traveling and spending time outdoors. She also enjoys playing the piano and bowed psaltery, both of which she admits she is not proficient, but it is a wonderful relaxation for her in her pass time. Deacon Teat was ordained as a Deacon at Macedonia on October 31, 1999. This made her the first female Deacon at Macedonia. We pause to say congratulations! While serving as a Deacon, she also enjoys teaching Sunday School and New Member’s classes. She started a twice a month Open Forum Bible Study entitled ‘Phacing’ Our Perennial Future with Deacon “Phyl”. She also takes up a leadership role in other areas of church ministries. Deacon Teat started a Family Bible study which causes her to do a lot of reading, in fact, out of the many articles and books she may have read, the Bible is still her favorite book.


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