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Director of Operations and Human Resources


Associate Director of Programs for Program Support, Episcopal Charities

Tel: 212-932-7354


Interim Director of Operations and Institutional Advancement, Episcopal Charities

Tel: 212-932-7376; Fax: 212-316-7431

Ms. Karin Almquist


Tel: 212-316-7534

Oversees all accounting functions.

The Rev. Yamily Bass-Choate

Liaison for Global Mission

Tel: 212-316-7432; Fax: 212-932-7345

The Rev. Yamily Bass-Choate The Rev. Yamily Bass-Choate assists the bishops in oversight of the diocese’s global mission connections and relationships. She also works with local communities of the diocese to foster and develop their ministry partnerships at home and abroad.

Mr. Patrick Bergquist

Director of Programs, Episcopal Charities

Tel: 212-316-7426; Fax: 212-316-7431

Patrick is responsible for oversight of all grant-making and program assistance activities including grants management, program development, and program relations. He also oversees Episcopal Charities’ social media, web site, and electronic communications.

Ms. Arlene Bullard

Bishop Dietsche’s Assistant for Special Projects & Assistant to the Canon to the Ordinary

Tel: 212-932-7363; Fax: 212-932-7318

Arlene Bullard manages the diocesan database and bishops’ visitation schedule; provides support to the clergy spouse/partner group and Anti-racism Committee; coordinates training for Licensed Eucharistic Visitors.

Ms. Charmagne Castillo

Staff Accountant

Tel: 212-316-7435; Fax: 212-932-7328

Charmagne Castillo provides support in carrying out the responsibilities of the Finance office, most particularly with regard to accounts payable and cash receipts.

Ms. Michelle Chang

Executive Assistant to the Bishop Suffragan and the Assistant Bishop

Tel: 212-316-7484; Fax: 212-316-7405

Michelle Chang provides a wide range of administrative and coordinating support for Bishops Shin and Glasspool, including organizing meetings, appointments and engagements and acting as the main contact person for the Bishop Suffragan’s and Assistant Bishop’s offices.

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The Rev. Canon Victor Conrado

Canon for Congregational Vitality and Formation

Tel: 212-316-7433

Ms. Mildney (Mai) Dal

Senior Accountant

Tel: 212-316-7434; Fax: 212-932-7328

MIldney Dal ensures the integrity of accounting information by recording, verifying, consolidating, and entering transactions as well as assisting in reporting financial information.

The Rt. Rev. Andrew ML Dietsche

Bishop of New York

Tel: 212-316-7413; Fax: 212-932-7318

Bishop Dietsche was consecrated a bishop in March, 2012, and was installed as the 16th Bishop of New York on February 2, 2013 at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. For more about Bishop Dietsche, please click here.”

Ms. Judith Douglas

Executive Director, NYSJC

Tel: 646-628-0283

Judith Douglas provides leadership and responsibility for the operations of the Episcopal Service Corps NY (d/b/a New York Service and Justice Collaborative) Includes oversight of the administration, development, communications, marketing, formation of the nonprofit, as well as supporting board activities and relations.

Ms. SK Doyle

Associate Director of Programs for Special Projects, Episcopal Charities

Tel: 212-932-7354

Ms. Gloria Fitzgerald

Director of Office Services

Tel: 212-316-7422; Fax: 212-316-7405

Gloria Fitzgerald oversees office services and administration including phone and mail services for the entire Cathedral Close, Diocesan House reception, conference room calendars, meeting catering, and management of special diocesan events.

Mr. Andrew Gary

Assistant to the Chief of Finance and Operations, Communications & Editorial Assistant

Tel: 212-932-7322; Fax: 212-932-7323

Andrew Gary assists the Chief of Finance and Operations and the Director of Communications.

The Rt. Rev. Mary D. Glasspool

Bishop Assistant

Tel: 212-316-7442

Ms. Esslie Hughes

Chief of Finance and Operations

Tel: 212-316-7409; Fax: 212-316-7481

Esslie Hughes oversees all financial and administrative operations, providing support to the Diocesan Trustees and Trustee committees, including the Adjustment Board. She also serves as a resource on all related matters to congregations in the diocese.

Ms. Michele Kearney

Executive Director, DIT

Tel: 212-932-7312; Fax: 212-316-7405

Michele Kearney administers day-to-day the trusts, investment vehicles, and programs of the Trustees of the Estate and Property of the Diocesan Convention, including the DIT Fund.

Mr. Wayne Kempton

Archivist & Historiographer

Tel: 212-316-7419; Fax: 212-316-7405

As archivist

The Rev. Kyrie Kim

Minister for Asian Ministries

Tel: 917-693-1986

The Rev. Ryan Kuratko

Campus and Young Adult Missioner for Northern New York City

Tel: 914-575-2518

The Rev. Deacon Denise J. LaVetty

Director of Deacon Formation and Transition

Ms. Melissa Lopez-Sanchez

Executive Assistant to Bishop Dietsche

Tel: 212-316-7413; Fax: 212-932-7318

Melissa Lopez-Sanchez provides administrative and coordinating support to Bishop Dietsche, including organizing meetings, appointments and engagements and acting as the main contact person for the Bishop’s office.

Ms. Sharon Luke

Global Women’s Fund Liaison, Receptionist

Tel: 212-932-7326

Ms. Zoraida Marte

Payroll Manager

Tel: 212-316-7478; Fax: 212-932-7328

Zoraida Marte handles all payroll matters

Mr. Alito Orsini

Liaison to Canon for Ministry, Liaison to Canon for Transition Ministry

Tel: 212-316-7414; Fax: 212-932-7368

Alito Orsini connects people to the services of both Transition and Ministry offices

The Rev. Canon John D. Perris

Canon to the Ordinary

Tel: 212.316.7415; Fax: 212 932 7318

Mr. Nicholas Richardson

Director of Communications, Editor, Episcopal New Yorker

Tel: 212-316-7520; Fax: 212-932-7323

Nick Richardson is responsible for all diocesan communications, public relations (including advice on parish issues), editing and writing for the Episcopal New Yorker

Ms. Sara Saavedra

Convention Officer, Assistant Secretary of Convention, Diocesan Benefits Coordinator, Secretary to the Standing Committee

Tel: 212-316-7423; Fax: 212-316-7420

Sara Saavedra is responsible for the Annual Diocesan Convention

The Rev. Megan E. Sanders

Chaplain, Canterbury Downtown

Tel: 917-838-9938

The Rev. Megan E. Sanders Is Episcopal chaplain to students in lower Manhattan through Canterbury Downtown; coordinates the Young Adult Network, and provides support for 20s/30s outreach ministries in congregations around the city.

Mr. Robert Santiago

Senior Accounting Manager

Tel: 212-316-7451

The Rt. Rev. Allen K. Shin

Bishop Suffragan

Tel: 212-316-7465; Fax: 212-316-7405

The Rev. Canon Charles W. Simmons

Canon for Ministry

Tel: 212-316-7416; Fax: 212-932-7368

Canon Simmons assists the Bishop in the oversight of the process leading to ordination

The Rev. Canon Nora Smith

Canon for Transition Ministry, Intake Officer

Tel: 212-316-7421; Cell: 917-319-3959

Works with the parishes in the “in-between time” when the current priest leaves and they begin to discern and search for the next one; also responsible for licensure and transfer of clergy and supply clergy.

Ms. Val Stelcen

Executive Assistant to the Bishop for the Mid-Hudson

Tel: 212-316-7430; Cell: 917-617-2079; Fax: 845-338-1154

Val Stelcen provides pastoral and diocesan support to parishes and an open line of com munication to the Bishop; acts as Mid- Hudson regional liaison to the Bishop and the Bishop’s staff; and manages various Mid-Hudson committees and programs.

Mr. Egbert Stolk

Director of Diocesan Property Services

Tel: 212-316-7428

Rev. Kevin VanHook, II

Executive Director, Episcopal Charities

Tel: 212-316-7403

Kevin brings pastoral leadership with action-oriented, grassroots ministries to Episcopal Charities. Previously, he served as the Minister of Justice, Advocacy and Change at the Riverside Church in the City of New York.

Ms. Christina Wagstaff

HR Coordinator & Administrative Assistant

Tel: 212-316-7503