The Rev. John E. Denaro
The Rev. John E. Denaro began his ministry as Priest-in-Charge at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity on March 1, 2011, and was called as Rector in June 2013. His arrival to Brooklyn and the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island follows nearly two decades of service in parishes in the Diocese of New York, including Calvary/St. George’s, Christ and St. Stephen’s, St. Edward the Martyr, St. Mark’s in-the-Bowery, and Holy Apostles–all in Manhattan–and Grace Church, Middletown.
In addition to his experience in parish ministry, Fr. Denaro worked in the church communications realm, as a video producer at Trinity Church on Wall Street and, most recently, as the Church Relations Officer for Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM), the refugee resettlement arm of the Episcopal Church. His efforts over eight years at EMM supported parishes and communities throughout the U.S. to respond at a local level to global needs, which he will continue to pursue with the people of St. Ann’s.
Fr. Denaro grew up in the Bronx and is a graduate of Williams College and the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale University. He lives in Brooklyn Heights with his partner, Joel Van Liew, and two cats. He has been known to engage in serious cupcake baking in his free time. Contact him at email@example.com or follow him on Twitter @frjohnnyd.
The Rev. Katherine A. Salisbury
The Rev. Katherine A. Salisbury was ordained to the transitional diaconate last June, after completing a Masters of Sacred Theology at the General Theological Seminary. For her thesis project, Kate designed a pilgrimage from the statue of Minerva, in Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery, to the Statue of Liberty, in New York Harbor. Kate holds a Masters of Divinity from Yale University and has served as a Christian educator in Episcopal schools and churches since 2004. For six years, she served as Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries at St. James’ Church, Madison Avenue. More recently, she served as Director of Christian Education at First Presbyterian Church, Brooklyn. Kate lives in Brooklyn Heights with her husband Ian, and daughters three-year-old Virginia and Jane, born last December. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
M. Chad Levitt
Interim Director of Music
M. Chad Levitt joined St. Ann & the Holy Trinity as its Interim Director of Music on November 2, 2014. He plays the landmark organ each Sunday at the 11:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist and leads occasional choir and other special events. Before joining St. Ann’s, he was the organist at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Stamford, Conn.
Chad has a Master’s degree in Organ Performance from the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied organ with Gail Archer and McNeil Robinson, and conducting under David Gilbert. His undergraduate studies were at Stetson University and Rollins College, both in Florida. He has served churches in Florida, Westchester County and the Bronx, working as organist, choir director and coordinator of other music programs.
Chad has played recitals at the National Cathedral in Washington, Church of the Advent in Boston, and Saint-Croix de Bordeaux in Bordeaux, France. Contact him at email@example.com.
Peter Farley III
Claudia S. Barber
Léon M. Willis II
Wladimir Lewis-Thomas de Rosier