The Bishop and the Bishop’s Staff ~ Diocesan Contacts
Alphabetical Listing. For listings by offices please see links to the left of the page (on desktop) or in main menu (on mobile devices).
Ms. Karin Almquist
Oversees all accounting functions.
The Rev. Yamily Bass-Choate
Liaison for Global Mission
Office: 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.
Ms. Arlene Bullard
Bishop Dietsche’s Assistant for Special Projects & Assistant to the Canon to the Ordinary
Office: 212-932-7413; 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
Office: 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
Office: 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.
Ms. Lauren Jenkins Chung
Interim Director of Operations and Institutional Advancement, Episcopal Charities
Office: 212-932-7376; Fax: 212-316-7431
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The Rev. Canon Victor Conrado
Canon for Congregational Vitality and Formation
Ms. Mildney (Mai) Dal
Office: 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
Office: 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.”
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Ms. Gloria Fitzgerald
Director of Office Services
Office: 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
Office: 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
The Rt. Rev. Matthew F. Heyd
Ms. Esslie Hughes
Chief of Finance and Operations
Office: 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
Mr. Wayne Kempton
The Rev. Kyrie Kim
Minister for Asian Ministries
Mr. Lukasz Krukowski
Junior Accountant – Accounts Receivable
The Rev. Ryan Kuratko
Campus and Young Adult Missioner for Northern New York City
The Rev. Deacon Denise J. LaVetty
Director of Deacon Formation and Transition
Ms. Sharon Luke
Global Women’s Fund Liaison, Receptionist
Ms. Zoraida Marte
Mr. Oluwatobi (Tobi) Mojeed-Balogun
Associate Director of Programs for Program Support, Episcopal Charities
Mr. Alito Orsini
Mr. Nicholas Richardson
Ms. Sara Saavedra
The Rev. Megan E. Sanders
Chaplain, Canterbury Downtown
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
The Rt. Rev. Allen K. Shin
Office: 212-316-7465; Fax: 212-316-7405
The Rev. Canon Charles W. Simmons
Ms. Chontel Simmons
Director of Operations and Human Resources
The Rev. Canon Nora Smith
Canon for Transition Ministry, Intake Officer
; 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.
The Rev. Canon Buddy Stallings
Canon to the Ordinary
Mr. Egbert Stolk
Director of Diocesan Property Services
Rev. Kevin VanHook, II
Executive Director, Episcopal Charities
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