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 firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter @frjohnnyd.
The Rev. Katherine A. Salisbury
The Rev. Katherine A. Salisbury was ordained to the priesthood on June 13, 2015, after serving a year as transitional deacon at St. Ann’s. Kate holds a Masters of Divinity from Yale University and a Masters of Sacred Theology from the General Theological Seminary (GTS). For her thesis project at GTS, 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’s ministry experience includes serving 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 their two daughters, Virginia and Jane. Contact her at email@example.com.
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 Skinner organ each Sunday at the 11:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist and coordinates musical events throughout the year. Chad holds a B.A. (2007) in Music from Rollins College (Winter Park, FL) where he studied organ with Alan Morrison and Terry Yount. He graduated with the Master of Music degree in Organ Performance (2009) from the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied organ with Gail Archer and McNeil Robinson, and orchestral conducting under David Gilbert.
Chad has performed recitals in the US and Europe including the Church of Saint-Croix de Bordeaux and Notre Dame d’Épernay in France, Church of Saint Mary the Virgin and Central Synagogue in NYC, and many others. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peter Farley III
Claudia S. Barber
Léon M. Willis II
Wladimir Lewis-Thomas de Rosier