Mark LaSorsa, Sr. Warden
Mark has been a member of Caroline Church since 1999. He has 3 children, Justin, Tyler, and Sarah who have all grown through the Caroline Church school program.

Previously, Mark has served on the vestry for two consecutive terms. Mark is currently the Director of the Caroline chapter of the Brotherhood of Saint Andrew, serves as an usher, youth confirmation mentor, and CYC mentor. Mark made his Cursillo weekend on Men's #67 and remains active through Ultreya.

Mark received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from N.Y. institute of Technology and received his MBA in Corporate Finance from Hofstra University. He has spent most of his 30+ year career in the electronics manufacturing technology sector. Currently Mark is employed with Intelligent Product Solutions of Ronkonkoma as a Program Manager. Mark resides in Wading River with his oldest son Justin.

Committees: Fundraising & Outreach (chair), Welcoming Ministry, Planning & Evaluation, Parish Fellowship.

 

 

 



Barbara Russell, Jr. Warden
Barbara grew up in East Setauket, graduated from Ward Melville High School and went on to college in New York City.  She came back to Long Island and stayed.  She have been attending Caroline Church since 1977.  Her husband Michael and her were married here in 1978, and their children Sean, Sarah and Andrew are all Sunday School alumni.  Now their granddaughters, Emma and Molly are enrolled. 

Barbara was fortunate to spend 19 years at home raising her children, and in addition to all the "child centered" activities, she always found time to volunteer in her various interests.  It was during this time, that she became involved with the Altar Guild, eventually serving as Director for ten years.  She still cherishes her time with the Guild; now into my twenty-ninth year. 

Barbara started several years ago joining with all the wonderful people on the Historical and Cultural Arts Committee.  During her first & second term on the Vestry, she have been the Clerk of the Vestry and on the Building and Grounds Committee.  She looks forward to continue serving on the Vestry as Jr. Warden.

 

Nick Amato
Nick has been a member of Caroline Church for over 20 years. His wife, Diane, and Nick were married at Caroline and since that time we look upon the church and parishioners as family. They reside in Setauket with their son Tyler. They have two other children and 4 grandchildren.

Nick is a former school administrator and now the President of NA Consultants Inc., an educational and college consulting firm. He is a former Vestry member, and has a great deal of experience working on various church committees and events.

Nick understands the challenges that are ahead. With that said, he believes his personal and professional skills, as well as his faith will guide him in making decisions that will benefit the future of Caroline.

Nick's vision of Caroline Church is that of a church continuing to grow and meet the needs of the church community. He sees Caroline focusing on faith, membership, outreach and programs to enrich the lives of all parishioners.

By addressing the needs of young families with an increase of child and family friendly services and activities Nick believes we can grow into a sustainable faith community.



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Peter Baigent - In Memoriam
Dr. Peter Baigent has been a member of Caroline Church since September of 1993. His connection to the church ran deeply as both of his children, Blair and Philip, were confirmed through the church.

In addition, Peter regularly served as an Usher, Greeter and Reader at the 8:00am service on Sundays.

Peter welcomed the opportunity to further serve the Church community. Peter believed he could make a significant contribution to the congregation because of his long standing commitment and service to the Church, but also through his professional experience serving as the Vice President of Student Affairs at Stony Brook University for over fifteen years.
Bruce Cash, Treasurer
Bruce lives in Stony Brook with his wife Virginia and three children, Chris, Colleen, and Elaine. Their family has been attending Caroline Church for 24 years.

Bruce previously served a term as a Vestryman, spending much of his Vestry time working with the Christian Education Committee. For the past eight years, he has taught 9th -12th grade Sunday School at Caroline Church.
 
Bruce attended Stony Brook University and has degrees in history and economics. For the past 25 years Bruce has been employed by the Bay Shore School District as a teacher in the social studies department. He teaches both AP economics and IB economics. 

For almost 40 years Bruce was involved with a family business and worked on the water front in Port Jefferson operating charter fishing boats. He also has worked on tankers and tug boats along the East Coast.

Bruce is a hard working goal orientated person. He was a member of the SERF (Social, Educational, Religious, and Fellowship) Committee for years. He has a goal to help increase the use of our Sunday school. 

Committees: Treasurer, Budget & Finance (Chair), Parish Fellowship (chair), Investment, Planning & Evaluation.

 

 

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Barbara Delfyett - in Memoriam
Upon the birth of her oldest child, Barbara and her late husband, Bill joined Caroline.  Bill was baptized and confirmed at All Saint’s Church in Bayside, Queens.  Barbara was baptized and confirmed as a Roman Catholic having been received into the Episcopal Church by Rector Emeritus Paul Wancura in August of 1998.

The family has been active at Caroline for 42 years.  Bill was a long serving usher at the 11:00am service before his death.  Their children, Bill and Amy were baptized and confirmed here.  Both were active participants in Sunday School, Junior Choir and Acolytes, Amy being the first female acolyte.  During their youth, Barbara handled the nursery and was a substitute Sunday School teacher. 

Foyer groups, Caroline Book Club, Home Bible Study, Episcopal Church Women, Evening Branch and Sonshine ministry are organizations in which she has been active.

Barbara earned a BS from Montclair State University and an MS from Columbia University along with other pre-doctoral courses. Professionally, she was a teacher/chair person in NJ public schools before her marriage.  Upon relocation to L.I., she joined the faculty of Stony Brook University, teaching in undergraduate courses and mentoring student teachers in several disciplines.  She then transferred to Human Resources having responsibilities for several areas as well as being involved with Affirmative Action, before retiring in December 1999 as Assistant Director.  

She was recruited by Stony Brook University Hospital becoming a member of the Auxiliary serving as President and presently as First Vice President.  These volunteer activities at the Auxiliary focus on facility transition, community outreach and fundraising. 

Her last employed position was as the Administrative Manager of a large University Hospital department having just re-retired in October 2015.  She has been asked to serve on the Board of Trustees at Gallery North with focus on Facilities, Audit and Human Resources.

Committees she graced with her presence and contribution: Budget & Finance, Fundraising & Outreach.

William Harvey
Bill has been a member of Caroline Church for the past 40 years.  He is married to Carole and together they have raised 6 wonderful children within the Caroline Church Family. 

He has worked for the past 45 years in construction as an electrician and is now semi-retired.  Bill also works part time as Church sexton. 

He has a good working knowledge of the church and is capable of handling work to be done to the church. 

Committees: Budget & Finance, Buildings & Grounds.

 

 

 

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Fred Johansen
Fred is interested in serving on the vestry in hope of strengthening our church going forward. He was an active member while worshipping at Christ Church for the majority of his life. He served on the Vestry at Christ Church focusing on Buildings and Grounds, which helped the church reduce outside maintenance and landscaping costs.

Fred started coming to Caroline when his son needed to be confirmed. During that time he met many people that he considers dear and close friends and a good Christian family at Caroline Church, and now for the past several years his church of worship.

Fred looks forward to serving on the vestry and working toward building a stronger church and growth.

Maureen Reyes
Maureen, her husband Roger and daughters Hayley and Maggie reside in Setauket and came to the Caroline Church about 6 years ago. Raised in the Roman Catholic Church, Maureen plans to be received by the Episcopal Church this fall alongside her daughter Maggie whom will be confirmed. Her daughter Hayley received confirmation last October.

Maureen has served as chaperone for the Youth Group Mission Trip and currently teaches Sunday school for the 6th and 7th grade students.

Maureen received her undergraduate degree in Education from Russell Sage College in Troy, New York and later her Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology from LIU C.W Post Campus. Maureen holds an advanced certification in School District Administration.


 

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Jean Sobalvarro
Jean has been blessed to live, across from Caroline Church now for 30 years.  She is a sailmaker and can see the Church from her shop in the winter. 

Jean grew up in Bellport Village and was an elder in the Old South haven Church.  That Church sent her first for intensive Spanish out in New Mexico and then several trips to Nicaragua during the revolution.  This sparked her interest in Liberation theology.  Her BA is in religious studies with a focus on the environment and human rights.

After the birth of her first son Avel Ray Escamilla and the death of his father, Jean married a Roman Catholic and so became Roman Catholic and experienced a profound spiritual experience that transformed her in to a much better mother and person. 

She has her son, Manuel Alfredo, and a daughter Isabella who attends Cornell playing on the Varsity polo team.  Gracie, her fourth child, attends Ward Melville and recently shared Jean's experience in being received and confirmed at Caroline.

Jean has a profound respect for Canon Richard and his wife, who she feels are the finest example of what a pastor should be.  Every time they experienced hardship Canon Richard and his wife Jan were there.  Jean hopes to be able to give back to Caroline in return for these blessings.

Committees: Welcoming, Parish Historical & Cultural Artifacts, Public Relations.

Frank Wieland
Frank and his wife Judith are both native New Yorkers and alumni of Stony Brook University. They were married at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Hicksville, NY. Frank and Judy currently reside in Setauket, NY. They have two children, Maggie and Derek. They have been members of Caroline Church since 1986.

Frank has served as a Eucharistic Minister since 1996 and is a member of the Senior Choir. He has had two previous three year terms as a vestry member, ending in January of 2003. He would welcome the opportunity to be of service again.
Before his recent retirement on July 1, 2016 Frank spent his career as a commercial pilot on business aircraft.

He has also served as Chief Pilot and Director of Flight Operations for Jet Aviation Business Jets at Teterboro, NJ. In that capacity Frank oversaw the operation of over sixty jet aircraft and over 200 employees involved in their operation.

 

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