Clergy & Vestry
Clergy & Vestry
Meet our Priest-in-Charge: The Rev. Regis J. Smolko
Rev. Regis Smolko joined St. Brendan's family as an intern in the Spring of 2016 while he was completing his ordination in the Episcopal Church. He took on the official role of Priest-in-Charge in early summer of 2017. Since then, Fr. Regis and his husband Ken have become integral parts of St. Brendan's. A former Catholic priest and teacher, Fr. Regis brings with him a life-long call to serve and minister to the people around him.
Sundays: 7:30 am - 1:30 pm
Mondays: 9 am - 6 pm
Tuesdays: 9 am - 6 pm
Wednesdays: 6pm - 8pm
Meet our Youth Ministries Coordinator:
The Rev. Dr. Julie Smith
Rev. Julie Smith first came to St. Brendan's in the Spring of 2019 while she was completing her ordination in the Episcopal Church. She and her wife Colette quickly became part of St. Brendan's family. In August 2019, St. Brendan's hired Rev. Julie to coordinate our children and youth ministries. Rev. Julie also fills in for Rev. Regis when he is away or unavailable. When not at St. Brendan's Rev. Julie is a college history professor.
Read more about Rev. Julie here.
St. Brendan's Staff
Administrative Assistant: Katie Cervone
Katie manages the church office and assists the priest-in-charge and the vestry members with administrative and other duties related to keeping our organization running smoothly.
Music Director: Debbie Wunsche
Debbie directs our Choir, oversees all Choir practices and ensures that our services are blessed with beautiful music.
Nursery Manager: Stephanie Illsley
Stephanie oversees the nursery during our 10:00 a.m. service, keeping our tiniest and youngest Brendanites occupied so that parents are free to worship more fully.
St. Brendan's Vestry
St. Brendan’s vestry is comprised of nine members, elected by the congregation, who serve staggered three-year terms. The vestry provides administrative and financial oversight and hires the necessary parish staff, including the priest. Each year the vestry selects a senior warden from its ranks who is the primary elected lay leader of the parish and presides at vestry meetings. The vestry also elects a junior warden, who sees to the maintenance of the church’s grounds and building.
Tom Waseleski (until Jan. 2020)
Ruth Horton (until Jan. 2021) - Education
Tim Austin (unitl Jan. 2022) - Worship and Safety/Security
Chris Botti (until Jan. 2020) - Fundraising & Vestry Clerk
Kevin Boyd (until Jan. 2020) - Finance & Technology
Annemarie Malbon (until Jan. 2021) - Communication
Janice Moore (until Jan. 2022) - Inreach/Hospitality/Secretary
Dean Peters (until Jan. 2021) - Newcomers
Larry Toler (until Jan. 2022) - Invite/Welcome/Connect & Outreach
Treasurer: Ellen Groves
Assistant Treasurer: Roger Botti