Clergy, Staff & Vestry

Clergy

The Rev. Jenny Owen joined St. Augustine’s as their new Rector in December 2018. Prior to moving to Croton-on-Hudson, Jenny was the Associate to the Rector at Christ Church Greenwich in Connecticut. Jenny is passionate about building up communities of faith to discover how they can be faithful disciples of Christ. She particularly enjoys doing this through preaching, leading worship, engaging in meaningful outreach and connecting through Christian fellowship. Prior to attending seminary at Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, Jenny worked in government relations in New York and received two degrees in European Politics and Policy from New York University. Jenny shares a passion for racial justice with her husband Sam, who is the Priest-in-Charge of a Haitian congregation in the Bronx. They have two children, Martin and Andrew, and a cat, Sparkles.

The Rev. Dr. Beth Faulk Glover is an Episcopal Priest and has served as a Priest Associate at St. Augustine’s since 2009.   Mother Beth also serves as the Corporate Director of Pastoral Care & Education for NewYork-Presbyterian, the University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell.   She is certified as a supervisor by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education. Originally from Virginia, Rev. Glover attended The College of William and Mary, (’88) then moved to New York City to attend Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York (’91). She received her Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Care and Pastoral Supervision from the New York Theological Seminary in 2007 and her Master of Sacred Theology in Christian Spirituality (S.T.M.) from the General Theological Seminary in 2008. She has also done extensive training in Modern Group Psychoanalysis and in Family Systems Theory with Rabbi Edwin Friedman and Monica McGoldrick. She is currently working on her Ph.D. in Religious Education at Fordham University in New York City.  Mother Beth preaches and leads worship at St. Augustine’s once a month.   She lives in Yonkers.  

The Rev. Sharon Manning Lew came to St. Augustine’s in 2009 as an Episcopal Deacon.  Originally from the Bronx, she is a graduate of the General Theological Seminary and Bard College.  Sharon has served as a Priest Associate at St. A’s since 2012.  She resides in Peekskill with her son Jason.    

Staff

  • Myrlin Valerio, Parish Administrator
  • Laura Ravotti, Music Director

Wardens & Vestry

  • Meaghan Shawcross, Senior Warden
  • Andrew Harken, Junior Warden
  • Marion Callis
  • Gina Connolley
  • Barbara Gellman
  • Gwen Kaebnick
  • Jeff Murphy
  • Richard Olver
  • Ingrid Ross
  • Laura Seitz
  • Jim Tyre, Clerk

Committee Leadership

  • Holly Anzani, Treasurer
  • Barbara Gellman & Mark Anzani, Buildings & Grounds
  • Jesi Godin and Leeanna Varga, Sunday School
  • Jennifer Brehl, Altar Guild & Acolytes
  • Debbie Ramsey, Lectors & Lay Eucharistic Ministers