Meet Our Ministers

Ken Beldon, Founding Minister

Rev. Ken Beldon

Hi, I'm Ken and I'm the Founding Minister of WellSprings. I was hired to start WellSprings from scratch in the summer of 2005. It's been a joyful experience to help build WellSprings from a small group of about 10 people to the still growing, vibrant spiritual community of hundreds that it is today. The focus of my ministry includes Sunday morning preaching, pastoral counseling, leading mindfulness-based small groups and retreats, working with our Addictions and Recovery Ministry, and helping to encourage and promote the overall spiritual depth and health of WellSprings. I am a person in long-term recovery, which for me means that it's been over a decade since I've had a drink.


My wife Teresa and I live in Conshohocken. Prior to moving to the Philly region, we lived in Miami Beach. We met online when we both lived in South Florida. We have two pet rabbits named Lola and Sheldon who always soothe and amuse me with their bunny dances and curious natures. Outside of congregational life, I practice meditation and yoga, love to cook, root for(apologies in advance) the New York Yankees and New York Giants, and enjoy hiking, particularly the trails off the Wissahickon Creek in Fairmount Park.


Serving WellSprings has meant reconnecting with people and places that I called home some years ago. I went to high school at The Hill School just up Route 100 in Pottstown and grew up splitting my time between Allentown and New York City. Religiously I was raised a Reform Jew. Once past my Bar Mitzvah, I gave up on organized religion until my mid-twenties, when I discovered Unitarian Universalism.



Lee Paczulla, Executive Minister

Rev. Lee Paczulla

Hey there! I'm Lee, and I serve as WellSprings’ Executive Minister. This means that in addition to preaching and caring for our community, I manage the staff and day-to-day operations of our congregation. I first came to WellSprings in 2013 as an Intern, then became Assistant Minister in 2015. As WellSprings continued to grow and thrive, Ken and I realized our ministry needed to shift to accommodate all this blessed vitality in our midst – so we now serve as co-ministers with different primary areas of responsibility to the congregation. It’s an incredible gift to be able to nurture the health of this community that has so deeply formed my ministry.


I live in South Philadelphia, but spent two years in Boston and five in DC before that, so I have a network of close friends up and down the Northeast (Amtrak knows me well). I love walking everywhere, gazing at the skyline, and digging up dirt on my green-roof too much to move to the ‘burbs – so the Schuylkill knows me well, too. I craft and make music when I can, and am constantly trying to decide whether I should break my lease and get a dog. I’ll happily dig into discussions of reality TV and podcasts at any time, with anyone who’s game.


My parents raised me non-religious, so I didn’t really come into my own sense of faith and spirituality until I discovered All Souls Unitarian Church in Washington, DC in my early 20s. Philly will always be my home – I grew up in King of Prussia, attended public schools in the area, and most of my family is local.


Meet Our Staff

Carol Breslin, YouthSpirit Coordinator

Email: carolb@wellspringsuu.org
Phone: 610-280-3797 (office) or 484-919-8049 (cell)


Carol Breslin




Sasha Carvalho, Nursery Caregiver

Phone: 610-280-3797


Sasha Carvalho




Carol Klekotka, Office Administrator

Email: office@wellspringsuu.org
Phone: 610-280-3797 (office) or 610-304-7342 (cell)


Carol Klekotka




Sunday Services

When

Two Services:  9:30 and 11:00 AM

Where

The Montgomery School (Bell Hall)
1141 Kimberton Road (Route 113)
Chester Springs, PA 19425
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How

Casual and contemporary. Come as you are.

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YouthSpirit

Sunday Mornings

YouthSpirit is just for kids! We strive to create spaces where our kids experience and talk about the things that make living more meaningful, like friendship, gratitude, kindness, forgiveness, and caring for self, each other and all living things. Children begin each Sunday morning in our lively, music-filled service with their families, and are dismissed to YouthSpirit about 25 minutes after the service begins.

Nursery

Our Nursery is staffed all morning with two experienced caregivers who can attend to the needs of our littlest ones (5 and under). We do welcome all ages to stay in our service throughout the entire morning, so please choose what’s best for your family!

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Contact Us

Mailing Address

WellSprings Congregation 
47 Marchwood Road, Suite 2A-2
Exton, PA 19341

Telephone

610-280-3797

Email

Office: office@wellspringsuu.org
Founding Minister, Rev. Ken Beldon:
          ken@wellspringsuu.org
Executive Minister, Rev. Lee Paczulla:
          lee@wellspringsuu.org

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