OUR VESTRY

  • Barbara garrity

    warden for ministry support

    My husband and I were received into the Episcopal Church 36 years ago, and became Christ Church members in 2000.  We have three grown children—Nick, Alex and Karen.


    I am a lawyer by training, but for some time now my focus has been civic involvement.  Past efforts have included service on two boards of education, the League of Women Voters and Family Promise of Monmouth County boards, and PTA/PTO in my kids’ schools, among others.


    At Christ Church I am part of the choir and bell choir, EfM, Family Promise co-coordinator, coffee hour host and past Calico Fair Silent Auction co-chair.  I served as Vestry member for Christian Education from 2004-6, and Warden from 2006-2012.  I returned to vestry as Warden in 2015, and am currently Senior Warden.


  • paul dawson

    warden for growth & development

    Shortly after I came to Christ Church, about 7 years ago, I was asked by Reverend Becky to take over the Treasurer’s position.  There were some time conflicts with the Treasurer and having been the Treasurer in a Catholic parish, I had experience in that role.  I recently retired after 40 years in the accounting profession, first as a CPA in public accounting and then taking on Controller and CFO positions.   As CoTreasurer here (with my wife), I was able to add my expertise in the accounting and budgeting process.  Having been asked to consider a nomination as Junior Warden, which I accepted, Pauline and I are transitioning out of the Treasurer function and I am learning all the functions of a Warden. 

  • Clint badal

    finance & administration

    Clint Badal has been a parishioner at Christ Church for over 25 years where he and his wife Lauren have raised their two children, Michael and Elyse.   During these years, he has served in many roles  He is a long time volunteer cooking and serving at St. Marks Kitchen and Pantry.  He is also an usher and Eucharistic minister.  Clint has been on the vestry twice, years ago and currently as Finance and Administration chair.  He considers Christ Church his home away from home and often gets involved in other endeavors as Lauren ropes him into her commitments!


  • Sandra casci

    worship

    I am a cradle Episcopalian and have been a member of Christ Church, Middletown since 1986. During these 32 years, I have volunteered in just about every capacity. I am currently the Vestry Member who coordinates all the parishioners who serve during our worship services.  I, myself, am a Lay Eucharistic Minister, a lector, an intercessor, and a member of our church choir.  I also lead the team that brings Communion to Brighton Gardens assisted living facility each Monday, and take communion to shut-ins.  In the past I have co-chaired the Calico Fair (our parish’s main fundraiser), and worked on outreach ministries preparing dinners for Family Promise guests and desserts for St. Mark’s Soup Kitchen. 

  • michelle Cervone

    communications

    As a lifelong resident of Middletown and a member of Christ Church for three years now, I am eager to serve as the connection between our church and the digital community. Follow us on  , and  to see our church’s many ministries, events and outreach activities.  As always, any suggestions, corrections, comments and/or questions are welcome!


  • Frank KerfooT

    buildings & grounds

    My wife Maria and I have been members at Christ Church for about 2 1/2 years. I am a retired Electrical Engineer, and I spent all of career at Bell Labs and successor companies. I am currently serving as Vestry member for Buildings and Grounds ensuring that our Church property is cared for, maintained, repaired and renovated when necessary.

  • cathy o'flynn king

    Christian formation

    I first attended Christ Church in 1997 when my husband, Steve and I moved to Middletown.  Within a few years we were blessed to be joined by two sons, Matthew and Andrew, who have grown up attending Sunday school and the youth programs at Christ Church.  Matthew’s Eagle Scout project updated the technology at Christ Church.

    Since coming to Christ Church I have taught Sunday school, served as a youth leader for J2A, coordinator of Acolytes and worked within our church and with support churches to provide meals for our Family Promise guests and hosts.  I have volunteered at Calico Fairs and served at our Gourmet Dinner. 


    More recently I have served with three other members of Christ Church conducting a number of workshops “What Makes our Church our Church?” and “Listening in Lent”.  I am currently serving on the vestry responsible for Christian Formation portfolio.

    I work part time, for a financial technology provider in program and process management.  I was educated in Ireland and transferred to the United States while working in the European office of a US software Solution company in 1987.


    Over twenty years at Christ Church I have learned we are a community and also a family.  Through the experiences and cycles of life we are there for each other, with love and support; truly demonstrating that together with God’s help we are stronger.


  • Mary-ann matusewski

    stewardship

    I am a member of Christ Church for 4 years now and an Episcopalian for 2 years. I was married for 44 years and lost my husband a year ago, last April. I have two sons and four grandchildren. I have an AAS from Middlesex County College and just retired from teaching dance last summer. I like to read, go to the beach, sci-fi, travel and bake cookies in my free time. As a member of the stewardship committee we ask parishioners to make a financial commitment for the upcoming year, so that our church is better able to prepare, analyze an exhaustive a budget for the church necessities and extra activities. The money assists in supporting the diocese, church improvements and new programs within our church. We have had successful campaigns thus far, and it is obviously not possible without everyone's generous contribution, so Thank-You! 

  • Marty Truscott

    outreach

    Marty is a parishioner of Christ Church for over 25 years  and a resident of Middletown for over 30 years. He is married and has one daughter, Rebecca, who was baptized at Christ Church. Professionally, he is a consulting professional planner for various municipalities in central Jersey. His Vestry portfolio is the Outreach Ministry which consists our volunteer service to various ministries such as  St Mark’s soup kitchen in Keansburg, Family Promise, Thanksgiving and Christmas In-Gatherings,  Household Goods collection for the Community Outreach Group, a consortium of a dozen churches in the area,  and Lenten Alms  .  He also serves as the convener of lectors and intercessors for the 10 am service.

  • joyce wright

    parish life activities

    Christ Church has been my home for the past 40 years, and I have been an active member since 1974. I have served on Vestry previously for two terms in the position of Membership during 2002 and 2007, so this position on Vestry is a natural fit for me. One of my significant accomplishments on Vestry was the implementation of the Christ Church Nursery for the care of children for young families.  The many other activities I have been involved in at Christ Church are the following; spearheaded the Five Star Dining in the Undercroft, hosted the Christ Church Picnic, taught many grade levels of Sunday school, Eucharistic Minister for the home bound, team captain for St. Mark’s Soup Kitchen, coordinate the COG Household Goods collection, a member of the outreach committee and team member of the White Elephant for the Calico Fair. I love Christ Church and the Christ Church Family, this is my home, and the church has supported my family, Colin and Conor, through many difficult times. The strength of Christ Church is that it embraces and enacts the phrase, “what would Jesus do”.  My goal is to continue to build fellowship and our congregation during my upcoming term on vestry. In my spare time, I am a tenured professor teaching Baccalaureate Nursing at New Jersey City University coordinating the RN to BSN Program.


  • Ronnie warren

    parish life hospitality

    I began attending Christ Church in 2002 and was received formally into the Episcopal Church in 2004, along with my husband Tom. I have lived in Middletown for 38 years. Since coming to Christ Church I have served as a Eucharistic minister, lector, Coffee Hour host, promoter of church tee shirts, Calico Fair volunteer; and I am currently serving on the vestry for Parish Life Hospitality. . For three years I served as co-coordinator of Family Promise at Christ Church with Barbara Garrity. In 2016 I worked with three other members on the Renewal Works Team, conducting workshops after services based on the theme “What Makes Our Church Our Church?” This past March, the team reassembled to conduct our “Listening in Lent” workshops, the goal of which was to obtain a multi-faceted, comprehensive picture of our needs and desires to present to the Succession Committee as it enters the work of calling our new priest-in-charge. Prior to my retirement in 2014, I was a teacher of secondary school English and an administrator in six different high schools over forty-five years. I also taught Western Civilization at Kean University for eight years as an adjunct professor. I hold a B.A. in English from Marymount Manhattan College, an M.A. in Administration from Seton Hall University, and an M.Phil. in Nineteenth Century Studies with a concentration in Religious History from Drew University.

  • Pauline Dawson

    vestry clerk

    I was born and raised in Brooklyn.  Paul and I and our two children moved to Aberdeen in 1986.  I am currently retired but I worked for 20 years as a paralegal, first in litigation and then doing  trust and estate work.  For the past 6 years, Paul and I have been members of Christ Church.   Prior to serving as Vestry Clerk, I was a Co-Treasurer serving with my husband, Paul.  I sing in the choir and am a bellringer in the  handbell choir.  This is my second year in Education for Ministry (EfM). I, along with Barbara Garrity, am a coordinator for Family Promise at Christ Church.

  • John Bailey

    TreAsurer

    I have been attending Christ Church since January of 2016. I was received into the Episcopal Church in December 2017 by Bishop Stacy Sauls. I am also a first year member of Education for Ministry (EfM) and a chalice bearer. I am currently serving as the Treasurer of Christ Church. My role is to review the various accounting inputs against our annual budget. This reports the general financial health of Christ Church to our vestry and other parishioners.