Meet Our Staff
The Reverend Nicholas Lang, Rector
Father Nicholas Lang has been at St. Paul’s on the Green since 1993, becoming Priest-in-Charge in 1994, Vicar in 2000, and Rector in 2003. He was ordained in the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in January, 1973 and received as a priest in the Episcopal Church in 1993. As rector, he is responsible for the administrative oversight of all aspects of church life, especially of our worship. In addition to his seminary education, Nicholas has Masters and Doctorate degrees in Counseling.
The Reverend Peter Thompson, Assistant Rector
The Reverend Peter Thompson first joined St. Paul’s as Seminarian in August 2013, while a student at Yale Divinity School. Peter was ordained to the priesthood at St. Paul’s on Ascension Day 2015 and became Assistant Rector in June 2015. In that role, he assists the Rector in all areas of parish life. Peter grew up in the Washington, DC area, where he was a chorister and acolyte at Washington National Cathedral. He received his undergraduate degree in psychology and religion from Columbia University and spent his junior year at the University of Cambridge in England focusing on theology and religious studies. While at Yale, he was a student not only in the ecumenical divinity school but also in Berkeley Divinity School, the Episcopal seminary in residence there, and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, an interdisciplinary graduate center for the study of sacred music, worship and the arts. Peter has experience from a variety of church and ministry settings, including the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York, NY, the Church of the Epiphany in Washington, DC, the Duke Youth Academy for Christian Formation in Durham, NC, and the Church of St. Mary the Virgin in New York, NY. In 2015, Peter received the Thomas Philips Memorial Award for “exceptional achievement and further promise in the study and practice of Anglican liturgy” from Berkeley Divinity School and the Aidan Kavanagh Achievement Prize for “distinguished intellectual achievement at Yale University” from the Yale Institute of Sacred Music.
Vince Edwards has been Director of Music at St. Paul’s on the Green since September 2003. During his time at St. Paul’s, the choirs have grown from 12 members to over 80 active members from ages 7 to 80 and beyond! In 2004, Vince founded the St. Paul’s Choristers, a highly-respected choral program for boys and girls from the greater Norwalk community. Vince holds degrees from Bethel College and Yale University. In addition to his work at St. Paul’s, Vince is active as a consultant with churches who want to grow and develop their music programs.
Jake Street first came to St. Paul’s as Organ Scholar in the fall of 2014. A native of Massachusetts, Jake holds degrees from Holy Cross College and Oberlin Conservatory, and currently studies at the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale. In August, he will assume new duties as the Interim Director of Music.
Anne is the Associate for Member Incorporation. She initiated this position from 2003 – 2008 and returned to St. Paul’s in May, 2013. Anne oversees our Ministers of Welcome and Hospitality ministries and works with the rest of the professional staff in helping new members assimilate into parish life, discovering and utilizing their gifts for participating in God’s Mission. Anne has extensive experience and training in Congregational & Ministry Development and holds a Masters of Divinity degree from Episcopal Divinity school in Cambridge, MA. She has served the Diocese of Connecticut for 20+ years as a consultant to other parishes and is the Lay Representative from Province 1 (the New England dioceses) to the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church.
Lilian serves as Pastoral Care coordinator, working with Mother Louise Kalemkerian. She brings a diverse array of gifts and life experiences having grown up in many different countries of the world, with many different languages and among diverse cultures. She has worked in international banking and as a world language teacher in the public school system. Lilian has an MBA (NYU) and an Advanced Degree in Bilingual Education (Fairfield U.). After retiring from teaching Lilian returned to school for an M.A. in Spiritual Direction from General Theological Seminary in NY. (2014). She has also received training for chaplaincy at Stamford Hospital, completing two units of Clinical Pastoral Education. Lilian is a dedicated parishioner who enjoys contributing in many different capacities (choir, liturgy, preaching, adult formation, children’s education), and will now be concentrating her efforts in coordinating the pastoral care activities in our congregation and in spiritual direction.
Don Sileo first came to St. Paul’s in 1996 to sing in the choir which he continues to do. In 2003, he retired after 31 years as a middle school language arts teacher in Norwalk to open the bookstore at St.Paul’s on the Green. While he continues to provide input there, his primary staff role is as Coordinator for Worship.
Steven McCay, a lifetime member of the Episcopal Church, made St. Paul’s his home parish in 2004. He accepted the position of part time Facility Manager in 2006. Steve’s responsibilities include oversight of the grounds and buildings and he serves as the main contact for organizations and individuals wanting to use space at the church. He enjoys his work time almost as much as his time assisting with worship as either Thurifer or Minister of Ceremonies and offering his expertise in training other worship ministers.
Ferbian Salkie has served as part-time Sexton at St. Paul’s since January of 2013, working to help maintain our large physical plant. Born in Jamaica, Ferbian has lived in the United States since age 11, graduating from Norwalk High School, where he also served in the ROTC. In 2005, Ferbian graduated from Porter and Chester Institute, where he studied to be a heating and cooling technician. Ferbian holds a full-time position with Ring’s End in Lewisboro, NY.