Meet Our Staff
The Reverend Nicholas Lang
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 Cindy Stravers
Mother Cindy joined the staff at St. Paul’s in July of 2009. As Assistant to the Rector, her responsibilities include the educational and pastoral ministries of the parish. Originally from Michigan, she moved to the east coast to attend The General Theological Seminary in 2006. Her previous graduate studies were in Social Psychology with a concentration in children’s and adolescent development. She taught at several colleges in Michigan before turning her focus to the spiritual and faith development of children – spending ten years as the Coordinator of Lay and Children’s Ministries at St. Luke’s Church in Kalamazoo. She has three daughters – two are married with children of their own and live in Ann Arbor; the third is pursuing an MA at The New School in Manhattan.
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.
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 15 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.
Don Sileo first came to St. Paul’s in 1996 to sing in the choir which he continues to do also functioning as the choir librarian. 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 assistant for music and liturgy.
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, Minister of Ceremonies, Server or Sub Deacon.
Ferbian Salkie has served as Sexton at St. Paul’s since January of this year, working to 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 splits his time between Casey’s Sheet Metal Service in Norwalk and St. Paul’s.