Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

Learn a bit about our Ministers and the members of our Staff Team.

Executive Minister

Rev. Lee Paczulla (She/Her)

I came to WellSprings right after graduating from Divinity School in 2013, and knew then – and now – that this is one of the most fascinating spiritual communities I’ve ever encountered. It’s a place where I can grow spiritually as a minister, right alongside my congregants. It’s a community of people who are wonderfully open-hearted, original, purposeful, and connected. This congregation is doing something new and different with Unitarian Universalism, and my call to ministry has always been around…
Ministerial Intern

Beth Monhollen (She/Her)

Hello, I’m Beth. I’m honored and excited to serve as WellSprings’ ministerial intern and to develop and expand my faith formation while learning from and with this community.  I have deep roots in Central Appalachia although I’ve lived for my entire adult life in Milwaukee, WI.  My professional background and training are in theater and higher education and I’ve been an activist, performing artist, and teacher in my home community. My religious background is Pentecostal and Baptist, but I was introduced…
YouthSpirit Director

Carol Breslin (She/Her)

Every week I can’t believe this is part of my job – I get to work with kids, do crafts, share stories, exchange ideas, and play games each Sunday morning. I have the privilege of working with a wonderful group of staff and volunteers, essential to bringing our nursery, YouthSpirit and teen programs to our families year-round, and am additionally blessed to work alongside my amazing WellSprings colleagues. But most importantly, I am grateful for the opportunity to plant a…
Membership & Communications Coordinator

Jessica Heichel (She/Her)

Hi! I’m Jessica. My job here is to tell WellSprings’ story – both internally to our members and friends, and externally to our visitors, our partners, and to folks who just want to know what we’re all about. I handle the communications for our congregation, so if you found us as the result of a social media post, a podcast, or even a web search, I’m very glad to hear that. Personally, I had never even heard of Unitarian Universalism…
Office Coordinator

Paula Bower (She/Her)

I consider myself very fortunate to have joined the WellSprings staff team last September as Office Coordinator. After a 27 year career in Culinary Management at QVC followed by a career path in the non-profit world as Kitchen Manager at the Chester County Food Bank, I was looking for an opportunity outside the culinary field to put down roots. Not only do my responsibilities at WellSprings allow me to interact with a welcoming and friendly congregation, but during Sunday Service…
Nursery Caregiver

Abby Plichta (She/Her)

Hi!  I’m Abby!  I am a senior at University Scholars Program, which is a charter school in West Chester. I am going to University of Connecticut next year, studying Nursing.  I love horseback riding, hanging out with friends, and watching Netflix.  I am a swim  coach at the West Chester Area YMCA, and work with children there, as well as through babysitting and volunteer work through other congregations.”
Nursery Caregiver

Jaden Howe (They/Them)

Minister Emeritus

Rev. Ken Beldon (He/Him)

My first day at WellSprings was the first day of WellSprings. I’ve been here since before the congregation had a name. You could say I’ve had a meaningful, fulfilling, enriching ministry here. But that wouldn’t quite be the truth. I’ve had meaningful, fulfilling, enriching ministries at WellSprings. Different seasons, different roles, all valuable. And that’s what I love about this place. Spiritual community can be a midwife birthing us into wholeness and well-being through the changes in our lives. WellSprings is a remarkable community…