Leadership

Clergy

The Reverend Nicholas Lang

Effective June 1, 2019, Father Nicholas Lang retired as the rector of St. Paul’s. During his tenure, he helped St. Paul’s grow both spiritually and numerically into the radically welcoming and inclusive faith community it is today. The Parish Wardens & Vestry are currently working with the Bishop’s office during a time of transition. In the meantime, St. Paul’s continues to be served by competent clergy, staff, and lay leadership.


The Reverend Louise Kalemkerian
Ordained in 1995 in Newark, Mother Louise came to the Diocese of CT in 1999, serving as the rector of Emmanuel Church in Stamford. Since 2003, she has been part of the life and ministry of St. Paul’s as an associate priest, while also serving as an intentional interim priest in various churches throughout Connecticut. Mother Louise continues to provide steady, supply clergy leadership at St. Paul’s, working closely with the Wardens and Staff.

 


Staff

Jake Street, Director of Music
Jake Street is a graduate of Holy Cross College, Oberlin Conservatory, and Yale University’s Institute of Sacred Music.  While at Yale, he served as Organ Scholar and Interim Director of Music at St. Paul’s, before becoming full-time Director of Music in 2016.  Before his time in Connecticut, Jake served as Organ Scholar at Trinity Church, Copley Square, Boston, and spent a year studying historical organ performance in Lübeck, Germany on a Fulbright Scholarship.  Jake is a prizewinner in multiple international organ competitions, and performs regularly in solo recitals throughout New England. When not at St. Paul’s, Jake keeps busy as a solo harpsichordist and continuo player, and as Artistic Director of les soûls d’amour, a 5-piece chamber ensemble begun here at St. Paul’s.  He is also active as a music critic, writing a regular column for the American Organist.  Jake is a runner and an indoor rock climber, and is an advocate for mental health awareness and for survivors of sexual abuse.


Marsha Dunn, Associate for Member Engagement & Administration
Hailing originally from Georgia, Marsha Dunn joined the St. Paul’s staff in February 2015 as the Parish Administrator.  She brings a warm, efficient and helpful presence to the St. Paul’s office and maintains organization over a variety of office systems each weekday.  In September, 2017 Marsha’s position was reconfigured to include the important oversight of St. Paul’s signature “Radical Welcome” and engagement. Her Sunday presence offers a consistent point of entry for newcomers and a touchstone for established members seeking greater involvement. Marsha is a lifelong Episcopalian who also serves in leadership roles at her home parish, Christ Church, East Norwalk. She can be reached in the parish office on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9am – 5pm.


Don Sileo, Coordinator for Worship
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 a bookstore at St.Paul’s on the Green which grew to become Gifts on the Green. His primary staff role today is as Coordinator for Worship.

 


Steven McCay, Facilities Manager
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 by offering his expertise in training worship ministers.

 


Ferbian Salkie, Sexton
Ferbian Salkie has served as part-time Sexton at St. Paul’s since January of 2013, and works to help maintain the large physical plant at St. Paul’s. 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.

 


Vestry

Louise Truax & Bob Giolitto, Wardens
Sandy Bria, Clerk
Brad McKinney, Treasurer

  • George Anderson
  • Anthony Crisci
  • Carol Custus
  • Wally Frey
  • Jennifer Hudson
  • Diane Jellerette
  • Ryan Kopreski
  • Donna Lewis
  • Terri Polley
  • Lynn Ryan
  • Anne Watkins