Clergy & Vestry
Clergy & Vestry
Meet our new Priest-in-Charge: The Rev. Robin Jarrell
We are happy to welcome the Rev. Robin Jerrell who will celebrate her first service as St. Brendan's Priest-in-Charge, Sunday, May 1, 2022. Watch her brief introduction video here.
Meet our Children and Youth Ministries Coordinator:
The Rev. Dr. Julie Smith
Rev. Dr. 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. Formerly a college professor, when not at St. Brendan's Rev. Julie is a hospice chaplain.
Read more about Rev. Julie here.
Fridays: 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Meet the Rev. Deacon Darrell Johnson:
Rev. Darrell Johnson was ordained on May 8, 2021 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Mt. Lebanon by the Rt. Rev. Dorsey McConnell as a vocational deacon. Rev. Darrell will continue to support the various ministries at St. Brendan’s and has clergy responsibility for our weekly Evening Prayer and Taize services on Wednesdays. In addition, Rev. Darrell will serve as liturgical deacon for Sunday worship services and preach on a rotational basis. Rev. Darrell has been a member of St. Brendan’s since 2015, underwent the parish discernment process as postulant and candidate prior to ordination. He completed his seminary studies at the Stephenson School for Ministry in the Episcopal Diocese of Central PA where he serves on the school’s Spiritual Formation Committee. Rev. Darrell is married to Tash Zukowski, his partner of 33 years.
Read more about Rev. Darrell here.
St. Brendan's Staff
Parish Administrator: 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: Daniel May
Daniel coordinates the liturgical music at St. Brendan's and ensures that our services are blessed with beautiful music.
Nursery Manager: N/A Nursery currently closed due to Covid-19.
Our Nursery Manager 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. Each vestry member has one or more specific areas of oversight.
Cameron Grosh (until Jan. 2023)
Donna Aiello (until Jan. 2023) - Outreach
Ruth Horton (until Jan. 2024)
John Appledorn (until Jan. 2025) - Adult Formation
Mary Bertucci (until Jan. 2023) - Finance
Neil Galone (until Jan. 2025) - Worship
Kate Heston (until Jan. 2025) - Fundraising, In-reach and Hospitality, Newcomers
Ron Ladick (until Jan. 2024) - Adult Formation, Safety & Security
Lauren Ramakrishna (until Jan. 2024) - Secretary/Clerk, Fundraising
Sean Sweeney (until Jan. 2024) - AV and Technology, Communication
Treasurer: Roger Botti
Assistant Treasurer: Ellen Groves