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. 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