Staff/Volunteers

Rector

The Rev. Judith Malionek

  Send Email  •  (518)274-5884

“I am blessed and delighted to be called as rector of this vibrant parish.  It is rare to find such a combination of beautiful liturgy, love of children, community activism, prayer, conviviality, international mission, and Bible study all in one church.  I believe that Saint John’s is an uncommon treasure, on the threshold of even greater things.”

 

Mother Judith began serving as the rector of St. John’s on November 1, 2019. Prior to accepting the call to St. John’s, Mother Judith served as Curate at St. Paul’s in Albany. 

She received her bachelor’s degree from Brown University and her Masters in Divinity at Trinity School for Ministry, where she received the seminary’s award for excellence in liturgy. Before entering the seminary, she worked in social services, Christian education, and served as a church organist and music director.  She is married to the Rev. Tom Malionek, who is the rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Kinderhook; they have two grown children.  

 

Staff Page    Home




Deacon

The Rev. Paul M. Carney

  Send Email

Deacon Paul and his wife Marilyn have two adult children, Sarah E. McClane and Paul A. Carney. Deacon Paul is a 36 year veteran of the Troy Police Department and serves as Department and Union Chaplain. He also serves on the Commission On Ministry, Clergy Disiplinary Board and the Deacons' Advisory Board for the Episcopal Diocese of Albany.

 

Staff Page    Home




Deacon

The Rev. Amy Lewis

  Send Email  •  (518)274-5884

Deacon Amy was ordained to the Sacred Order of the Diaconate in January 2021. She lives in Troy with her husband, Glenn, and their dog, Sparkle. Deacon Amy is an IT Specialist for NYS in support of the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, the Office of Children and Family Services, and Local Districts of Social Services across NY state. At heart, she is a contemplative with a lively curiosity and desire to serve, and she is thrilled and humbled to be assigned to St. John's.

 

Staff Page    Home




Parish Secretary

Jennifer Firth

  Send Email  •  (518)274-5884

Jennifer is a long-time member of St. John's. We are grateful for her service as we search for a new secretary.

 

Staff Page    Home




Children’s Christian Education Director

Gaby Gastelum

  Send Email

Gaby has taught science at all grade levels for twenty-four years and has most recently served as Vice President of Education at the miSci Museum of Innovation and Science in Schenectady. Additionally, she has observed, assisted, and taught in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd programs in Mexico and the United States since 2006, when she enrolled her own children in this program in Puebla, Mexico. A native speaker of Spanish and fluent in English, she brings a wealth of experience in teaching and a love of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd to our church. She and her husband, Luis Luna-Reyes, have two daughters. Gaby’s hobbies include dancing salsa with Luis, listening to music, and sometimes knitting. They also have a puppy, Tofu




Director of Music

Ted Phillips

 

 

Staff Page    Home




Choir Master

Tiffany Dzembo




Chimer

Andrew Mace

  Send Email

At the ripe old age of four years, Andy Mace first came with his family to St. John's in 1957. He's been a member of the Choir since 1961, a chimer since about 1965, and a member of various committees since. Father of Sarah and Ian, Andy is a librarian by profession as well as a bit of an historian and Triumph car collector as hobbies.

 

Staff Page    Home




Webmaster

Don Lansing

  Send Email

I was born and raised in Troy and grew up just down the street from St. John's.  I was in the choir, an acolyte, attended Sunday School through high school, and a Boy Scout at St. John's.  We were married here forty years ago.  I'm a retired System Programmer.  Volunteering as your Webmaster.

 




 
  September 2022  
SMTWTFS
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930 
     
This Week's Events
SEP

30

FRI
Restaurant Depot (Albany) pickup
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Sorting and bagging in gym
10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
OCT

01

SAT
Thrift Shop
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Blessing of the Animals
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Bible Search