Meet the Staff
Paul M. Peucker
director and archivist
Paul studied history at the Rijksuniversiteit at Utrecht (1988) and received his Ph.D. from the same university in 1991. The topic of his dissertation is the first Moravian settlement outside Herrnhut: Heerendijk in the Netherlands.
He holds a degree in archivistics from the Rijksarchiefschool in The Hague. Paul was archivist at the Unity Archives in Herrnhut, Germany, from 1996-2004. In March 2004 he became the archivist of the Moravian Church in America, Northern Province, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Paul is the founding editor of the Journal of Moravian History and has published on various topics. His recent study, A Time of Sifting: Crisis, Controversy, and Change among Eighteenth-Century Moravians is currently under review.
Thomas J. McCullough
Tom McCullough provides research assistance for the Moravian Archives and the Moravian Historical Society. He completed his undergraduate studies in History, Anthropology, and European Studies at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania in May 2011. He received his M.A. in Applied History from the same university in May 2013, focusing his graduate field work in archival studies. His historical research has been largely concentrated in American life at the turn of the twentieth century, with an emphasis on topics of social reform and cultural change. In the past, Tom has served as an archives assistant or intern for several institutions, including the Shippensburg University Fashion Archives and Museum, the U.S. Army Military History Institute, and the Cumberland County (PA) Archives. In August 2013 he became assistant archivist at the Moravian Archives in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
megan van ravenswaay
director of the Moravian Historical Society
Megan is the site director at the Whitefield House in Nazareth, Pa. (Moravian Historical Society). She studied historic preservation at the Savannah College of Art and Design. The Moravian Historical Society is affiliated with the Moravian Archives.
Claire Klatchak is the administrative
assistant/office manager. Claire earned her undergraduate degree from Moravian College, majoring in accounting and management. She received her MBA from Moravian College in 1995. Claire is active with the Moravian Alumni Association, and also serves on the school board of Our Lady of Hungary Regional School in Northampton.