Michael Cowley, M.Div., MAPC combines over 35 years of pastoral, administrative, educational and counselling experience with his love for pastoral work and the people of the Olivet community. Along with his daily activities in the church, he offers parenting and marriage workshops. One of the best ways we can help strengthen the work we do as a church is to strengthen spouses and parents in their work at home. Michael has taken training at the Gottman Institute to be recognized as a certified educator both in the Emotion Coaching: The Heart of Parenting program as well the Seven Principles for Making Marriages Work program.
Michael has been married to Gwenda for 35 years and together they have raised six (now adult) children. They often work together as a team in various Olivet church activities and programs. Gwenda is trained as an elementary school teacher and has studied and attended professional and educational trainings with Michael.
Jon is already familiar with Olivet, having served here many years ago as the assistant pastor before returning to his home country, South Korea. Jon Lee has served several congregations
in the US, Canada, and South Korea for the last 23 years, and has enjoyed every opportunity
to meet new people and to experience diverse culture. In addition to his M. Div. degree from
Bryn Athyn College of the New Church, he holds a doctorate degree in philosophy. He is
interested in Kant’s moral theory, Confucianism, Daoism, and comparative philosophy.
He has four grown-up children.