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And the Word was made
and dwelt among us
and was full of grace and truth
John 1:14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reverend Dr. Anna S. Pearson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Griesbach  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diana Mias

The Rev. Anna Pearson, D.Min.
Rector
annagracechurch@optonline.net

Anna grew up outside of Boston, the oldest of four in a family deeply involved in the Episcopal Church. She graduated from Barnard College with a combined major in English and Women's Studies, and went on to earn a Master's in Divinity from Berkeley Divinity School at Yale and a Doctorate in Ministry from Hartford Seminary. She has served as Chaplain and Chair of the Theology Department at Kent School in Kent, Connecticut, on staff at St. John's Church in West Hartford, Connecticut, and was called as Rector of Grace Church in 2008.

Anna is especially interested in spiritual courage, tenacity and humor, and she feels blessed to have encountered all of that and more in her work at Grace. Life augmenting prayer and ministry includes extended family, knitting, hiking, and spending time with her spouse Charlie and college-age sons Luke, Thomas and Zachary.

 
Staff
Ms. Jennifer Griesbach, Ph.D.
Music Director

Music Director Jennifer Griesbach studied fortepiano and harpsichord at the University of Toronto with Colin Tilney and harpsichord with Davitt Moroney in Paris. She took up the organ as part of her interest in historical keyboards and was organist and music director at several churches in the San Francisco Bay Area before moving to New York and coming to Grace Church in 2001. Jennifer holds a Ph.D. in musicology from the University of California at Berkeley. Her performing experience ranges from solo recitals, duo recitals with soprano Melissa Fogarty and chamber music with groups including Sympatica, Ensemble Vita Nova , Baroque Across the River, and Teatro Bacchino to playing keyboards for The Wooster Group in their production of La Didone, which has toured Europe and North America.

Diana Mias
Parish Administrator

Diana Mias is originally from Astoria, Queens. She has a BA in Computer Science from Queens College and worked at Texaco, Inc. in Harrison, NY as a Programmer/Analyst for ten years before “retiring” to start a family. Diana volunteered in her children’s schools and then became a preschool teacher. Her inherent creativity and love of learning and reading made her a natural at teaching young children. Diana incorporated various craft projects into her class curriculum, understanding the importance of introducing youngsters to the many differing motor skills, while at the same time making learning fun.

Diana has been married to her husband Ken, whom she met at Texaco, for over 30 years. Ken is now the MBA Program Director at Dominican College. They have 3 children: Christopher, a Mechanical Engineer, Katie, a Motion Graphics Designer and Lauren, a student at SUNY New Paltz.  

 

Sarah Hill
Alex Grasso

Treasurers
 

 

Wardens and Vestry

The Vestry at Grace Church is composed of the Rector, two Wardens and nine members of the parish. Vestry terms are staggered so one third is elected every year to serve a three-year term. Wardens are also elected for three years: one year as junior Warden, one year as Senior Warden and one year as Vestry member and Stewardship chair. The Rector looks to the Wardens and Vestry members for support and guidance, and parishioners look to them for leadership. Their effort and commitment bring the parish together to further our common goals.

Mia Johnson
Senior Warden
Dennis Prahl
Junior Warden
Mary Manto
Stewardship Chair
David Deitz
Judith Knispel
Alicia Sweitzer
Mark Browne
Marc Gouran
Sharon Mias
James DeVita
Kidd Dorn
Carol Dovell
 
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