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.
Peter Thompson is a 3rd year degree candidate at Yale University’s Divinity School and Institute for Sacred Music, where he is completing a Masters of Divinity (MDiv) degree in May, 2015. Ordained to the Transitional Diaconate in the Diocese of Washington (DC) in November 2014, Peter will assume a full-time position as Assistant Rector effective mid-June. Peter’s Ordination to the Sacred Order of Priests will be celebrated at St. Paul’s on Ascension Day, May 14, 2015, with the Right Reverend Ian T. Douglas, Bishop Diocesan (CT) conferring Holy Orders on behalf of the Right Reverend Mariann Budde, Bishop Diocesan (WA). In additional to sharing in the worship and preaching life of St. Paul’s, Peter will oversee Pastoral Care and the Pastoral Care team, serve as Chaplain to the St. Paul’s Choristers, and work with lay leaders in the areas of Member Incorporation, Evangelism, Hospitality and Christian Education & Formation.
The Reverend Louise Kalemkerian
Mother Louise has been associated with St. Paul’s for many years and has recently joined the staff on a part-time, transitional basis. She works with our Pastoral Care Team and Church School teachers, provides support and preparation to families and individuals preparing for baptism, and participates liturgically at our week-day services. She also serves as the part-time, interim rector at Grace Episcopal Church in Trumbull, CT. Mother Louise works from St. Paul’s on Mondays and Thursdays, responds to pastoral emergencies throughout the week, and is available by phone and email.
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 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 Sexton at St. Paul’s since January of 2013, 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.