LEADERSHIP

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THE REV. DR. STEVEN JAY YAGERMAN

Rector

 

All Saints’ rector since 1993, Dr. Steven Jay Yagerman is a graduate of the University of Florida. After attending General Theological Seminary, he completed his Doctor of Ministry at Hebrew-Union College. He has made five spiritual journeys to India, one of them as a Sabbatical. Father Yagerman is a psychoanalyst licensed by the State of New York, having been a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the William Alanson White Institute and having trained at the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis. For fun, he has worked onstage as a supernumerary at the Metropolitan Opera and New York City Opera.

JAMES HOPKINS

Organist and Choir Director

 

Jim Hopkins has served in many Episcopal and Anglican churches as an Organist and Choir Director. He was Director of Music at Grace Church in Newark, NJ until late 2017. Since leaving Grace, he has filled in at several prominent churches in the city, including a period as Interim Organist at the Church of St. Agnes near Grand Central, and served as Interim Director of the Washington Heights Choir School at Holyrood Church during the last academic year. He also directed the Diocese of New Jersey Choir Camp in Cape May this summer. In addition, he has held posts at St. James’ Anglican Catholic Church in Cleveland, and at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Akron, Ohio. He has performed as an organ soloist and a continuo player in early music ensembles throughout the country. He holds degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music and Westminster Choir College.

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THE REV. HEATHER K. SISK

Pastoral Fellow

 

Heather Sisk has both a Masters in Divinity and a Masters in Spiritual Direction from The General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church (GTS). She started working half-time at All Saints in June of 2019. Heather is an artist and environmentalist with a professional background in non for profit administration and the medical arts. She has been leading spiritual retreats for the Episcopal Church since 2012. She is married to photographer Craig Gordon.

www.magdalenespath.com, Retreats & Spiritual Direction

www.heathersisk.com, art

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VIVIANA GAUTHIER

Secretary

 

Brooklyn native Viviana Gauthier, a graduate of Berkeley College, joined All Saints in March 1999. As church secretary, she provides administrative support to Father Yagerman, manages the church office, and puts together the Sunday service sheets. Viviana enjoys meeting people, and she’s the person you’ll speak to first when you call the church office; if you leave a message, it’s she who will make sure it gets the proper response.

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CALVIN GARRETT

Verger

 

Calvin Garrett came to us as verger* in 1984 after working in the archives department at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine (NYC). Today, Calvin serves a variety of roles in the parish beyond the practical and ceremonial functions of verger. He is our technical guru operating the software and hardware to provide a hybrid streaming on-line service. He is a devoted lay leader officiating Thursday evening prayer, and a founder of our anti-racism committee. In his free time Calvin enjoys cycling and writing. He is the author of The Christmas List: Dreams Really do Come True. He is married with two children and commutes from Maplewood, New Jersey.

*Vergers in earlier times dug graves and did anything necessary to assist ministers. Clad in black, they used a staff called a verge when necessary to fend off animals or any person who might interfere with orderly processions. Today they assist the clergy with ceremonial and functional aspects of the sanctuary space and services.

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LUIS CORNIER

Sexton

 

Luis Cornier has been All Saints’ sexton for more than 20 years, when his predecessor and mentor William Lopez retired. A native of Puerto Rico, Luis had come to New York 15 years prior to that and had been working in a factory in the Bronx. Now, he loves his job at All Saints, he says, because “I love the people and my church.” He keeps fit by running and is a devoted baseball fan who goes to all the Yankees’ games he can. His favorite basketball team is the Knicks. Luis has two daughters, two sons, and seven grandchildren.

VESTRY

 

Wardens

David Bassiouni
Music, Finance

 

Marian Hoffman

Altar Guild, Buildings, Finance

 

Members

Florence Arwade

Music, Finance

 

Bonnie Hallcom (elected 2021)

Finance, Diocesan Anti-Racism Summit Liaison

Will Marcal

Treasurer/Finance

Sarah Rattle

Anti-Racism Committee (ARC) Liaison

 

Dianne Roberts

President NY Episcopal Church Women
Coordinator NY United Thank Offering

 

Robin Rule

Community Meal, Buildings 

 

Paul Sabatini
Safe Church Re-Opening Consultant
Centering Prayer Liaison

 

Jim Sprouse

Buildings