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The Reverend Jennifer A. Reddall • Rector
212-737-2720 • ext. 22
The Rev. Jennifer A. Reddall has been serving at the Church of the Epiphany since 2003. She grew up in Redondo Beach, California, where she grew to love going to church because she sang in her parish’s Junior Choir. In between soccer practices and music lessons, she found time to be very involved with her high school youth group and led Happening retreat weekends for teens.
While studying theater at Yale University, Jennifer sang in the Christ Church, New Haven professional choir. Entranced by their Anglo-Catholic liturgy and beautiful music, she continued to consider if she might be called to the priesthood. After graduation, she joined the Episcopal Urban Intern Program, and taught Severely Emotionally Disturbed high school students for two years before entering the General Theological Seminary, where she received her Masters in Divinity in 2002.
Jennifer was ordained a deacon in 2002 and priested in 2003. She first served at the curate at the Church of the Epiphany in Agoura Hills, California, before moving to Epiphany, Manhattan in 2003. She was the Associate Rector from 2003-2011; Priest-in-Charge from 2011-2014, and has just begun her tenure as Rector. Her son, Nathan, was born in 2009.
Joe Zorawick grew up in Manhattan on 70th and 69th street between York and First Avenue. He went to public schools on the East Side and then to Collegiate and Columbia on the West Side. After the Army and a time in business he went to the General Theological Seminary, where he first met the Reverend Andrew Mullins.
After graduating from General he became curate of what was then St. Stephen’s Church. A year and a half later he was called to be rector after the death of the former rector. In 1976, he and the vestry of St. Stephen’s accomplished the merger with Christ Church (which was two blocks away) and the joint parish became known as Christ & St. Stephen’s Church. During his ministry he was involved with acquiring neighborhood buildings to provide housing for the elderly poor and in developing an arts program at the parish with concerts, plays , dance and musicals. The parish also sold their air rights which greatly aided the financial footing of the place. Rev. Zorawick retired in 1996.
In 1997 the then-Interim Rector at Epiphany, George Packard, recommended Joe for that position as Father Packard had committed himself to another parish. When Andrew Mullins arrived their friendship was revived, and he remained at Epiphany as an Associate. He preaches and celebrates regularly except in the summer when he and his wife retreat to their place on Cape Cod.
Pastor Linman has been a Lutheran parish pastor, seminary professor and academic program administrator. He is a well-received worship leader, preacher, teacher, facilitator for quiet days and retreats. He is the Assistant to the Bishop for Formation for the Metropolitan New York Synod and also serves as a priest associate here at Epiphany. He often preaches and celebrates with us.
Deacon Whyte was born in Jamaica, West Indies, where he received most of his education. He grew up in a rather large family of nine brothers and three sisters. He moved to New York City in 1965 and continued his studies. After graduation he began to work for Random House Publishers where his entire career was spent working in various positions until retiring in 2003. He did voluntary work for Roosevelt Hospital for five years, ministering to HIV/AIDS patients.
His home parish, St. Matthew and St. Timothy, was very instrumental in sponsoring him for his vocation. He was ordained deacon in 1997. He remained in that parish until 2004, doing liturgical and pastoral outreach, and visiting the sick. He founded the feeding program, with 35 volunteers feeding up to 75 hungry and homeless guests, which continues to be a success.
Deacon Whyte was called to the Church of the Epiphany in 2004, where he continues to volunteer his time. He works with the volunteers and guests at the weekly dinner program for the homeless, offering pastoral care to all. His liturgical ministry in the parish is to proclaim the Gospel, prepare the table for Holy Communion, and receive gifts at the altar. He preaches at least once a year. And every Sunday he dismisses the congregation at the end of the mass.
A deacon’s ministry is that of servanthood, as stated in the ordination examination on page 543 of the BCP. “You are to serve all people, particularly the poor, the weak, the sick and the lonely.” This ministry Deacon Whyte takes very seriously.
Deacon Anne Auchincloss
Following graduation from Syracuse University, Anne began a career in television broadcasting serving as promotion manager at ABC affiliates in Syracuse and Rochester before assuming the position of Advertising and Promotion Manager at WPIX Television in New York City after which she entered into a writing-producing-directing partnership of twenty-five years’ duration known as The Write People with her late husband Gordon Auchincloss II.
She was ordained into the Sacred Order of Deacons by Bishop Mark S. Sisk in 2002 and has served as deacon at St. John’s in the Village and the Church of the Ascension where pastoral care and hospital ministry were areas of concentration reflecting her training in CPE at Cabrini Hospital as well as a one-year residency at the VA Hospital where her assignments were in acute cares psychiatric, substance abuse and palliative care. She looks forward to utilizing her background in chaplaincy at the Church of the Epiphany.
Larry J. Long • Organist & Choirmaster
212-737-2720 • ext. 24
Larry J. Long has served as Organist & Choirmaster at the Church of the Epiphany since February, 2009. He plays the organ, conducts the adult and children’s choirs, and administers the music ministry of the parish. Active as a composer as well as an organist and conductor, he has compositions published by Augsburg Fortress, GIA Publications, St. James Music Press, and World Library Publications. He has degrees from Valparaiso University (BM) and Southern Methodist University (MM), and has also studied at the Royal School of Church Music in England and the Haarlem Summer Academy for Organists. He performs regularly in recitals, and is often the organist, choral conductor, and workshop presenter for a variety of institutions and organizations. He is the registrar for the New York City Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, and a member of the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians and American Composers Forum.
Jackie Klein • Director of Day School
212-737-2720 • ext. 25
The Day School is where children ages 2-5 are involved in various programs including art, music, yoga, etc. that further develop their mind and character. Click here to go to the Church of the Epiphany Day School home page.
Benjamin Van Dyne • Parish Administrator
212-737-2720 • ext. 11
Benjamin Van Dyne handles the church’s general administration and communications. He is a recent graduate of Union Theological Seminary and a relatively new Episcopalian, confirmed just about two years ago. He lives in Harlem with his partner, child, and crew of housemates.
Marilyn Castillo • Sunday School Director
Marilyn is a true Tex/Mex, bilingual teacher with a flavor all her own. When she’s not teaching Sunday School at Epiphany she is singing with kids in Bilingual Birdies or El Taller Latinoamericano; she’s out playing with her own music group Adderesound (a Mexican Fusion band), YeraSon (a Cuban Charanga Orchestra), or with Mariachi Flor de Toloache, or leading the prayers at La Gracia–Grace Episcopal Church in White Plains, NY.
She highly recommends parents or people in the community attend Sunday School at least once or twice per semester and exhorts them to monitor, participate, or be a kid again for a couple of hours.
If you would like more information about the program, please email her.
Precious Bradby • Receptionist
212-737-2720 • ext. 10
LaRey Walker • Bookkeeper
212-737-2720 • ext. 23
Joe Arzaga • Sexton
Joe is involved with cleaning, maintenance, and repair for the Church and Day School.
Derrick is the cook for our Wednesday Homeless Dinner Program, and assists with cleaning, maintenance, and repair for the Church and Day School.
Arthur Lesane • Sexton
Arthur assists with cleaning, maintenance, and repair for the Church and Day School.
Cyril Donovan • Sexton
Cyril assists with cleaning, maintenance, and repair for the Church and Day School.