LEADERSHIP AND STAFF
Father Tom Malionek joined us as our 23rd Rector on November 23, 2014, coming to us from All Saints Church in Chevy Chase, Maryland (close to Washington, D.C.), where he served as Associate Rector for five years. Ordained by Bishop Love to the Diaconate in 2009 and to the Priesthood for the Diocese of Albany in 2010, the value Father Tom places on Anglo-Catholic worship and theology is complemented by his deep roots in the charismatic renewal and his profound appreciation for the theological and liturgical traditions of the whole church, including the Orthodox churches and other Eastern Christians.
The Reverend Richard P. Erickson was ordained to the Sacred Order of the Diaconate on June 10, 2006 by The Right Reverend Daniel W. Herzog. Deacon Erickson has been a member of The Cathedral of All Saints since 2004 and began serving as a Deacon at the Cathedral upon ordination. As a Deacon at The Cathedral of All Saints, Deacon Erickson’s ministry passions include liturgy, serving at nursing homes, ministering to volunteer fireman and functioning as Chaplain to the Altar Guild. Deacon Erickson completed The Episcopal Diocese of Albany’s Diaconal Formation Program in 2007 and holds an Associate Degree in Art from Columbia-Greene Community College, an Associate Degree in Science from Columbia-Greene Community College, an Associate Degree in Applied Science from Maria College, and is a Certified Occupation Therapist.
VESTRY, SENIOR WARDEN
Pat Armstrong has attended Saint Paul's since age 12. She graduated from Ichabod Crane's first joint graduating class when schools combined. She then graduated from St. Luke's Hospital school of nursing (NYC). She sang in the choir for forty years and has been an altar guild member for over thirty years, has belonged to ECW, and served in many capacities during her tenure in this parish. After having worked in a pediatricians office for many years, she later retired from Barnwell Nursing Home. Pat loves reading and traveling (favorites: Australia, Alaska).
VESTRY, JUNIOR WARDEN
Mark Wilson has been a member of Saint Paul's since August 1968 when his family moved to Kinderhook from Central New York. He married Nancy at St. Paul's on October 10th 1981. Both their sons, Michael and John, were baptized at Saint Paul's and in 2013 John was married in Saint Paul's to his wife, Chris. Their son, Caelen, was baptized at Saint Paul's in November 2013. Mark is proud to continue the family tradition of service to Saint Paul's Church started by his parents, Dick and Nona Wilson.
Jennifer Moore has been a member of Saint Paul's since 2009. She serves as a choir member and lector as well as assisting with Teen Confirmation classes. Jennifer also is the organizer of Lectio Divina and participates in the the Sisterhood of Serenity woman's group. After an early career as a professor of philosophy and religion, she has been practicing law since 1993.
Karyn Watt has lived in Kinderhook with her husband and 2 children since 1986. They have been members of Saint Paul's since about 1996. Karyn taught Sunday school for 12 years and directed the annual Christmas pageant. Thus is her first time serving on the vestry.
Roger Leithead has been a member of Saint Paul's and member of the choir since 1995. Mr. Leithead also serves as an Acolyte and Lector for Sunday mass. He has served on the Vestry in various capacities, (including Junior Warden and Senior Warden), since 1997. In 1950 he was on the first civilian Olympic equestrian team. He served as a pilot in the Strategic Air Command. Mr. Leithead has served in various capacities for Cluett Peabody Apparel Company including leadership of the international division. He is now retired from Westvaco Pulp and Paper Company where he served as President of the Paper Party Supply Division and Manager of Intellectual Property.
Steve Matheke joined Saint Paul's in 1974. After 37 years, he is now retired from being a school teacher. Steve also served 26 years and retired with the rank of Major from the Army Reserves. Mr. Matheke is involved with the American Legion and conservation projects in the Columbia-Greene Chapter of Trout Unlimited; he is a past-president. In addition to serving on the Vestry, Steve also helps with building maintenance and serves as a Sunday Lector.
VESTRY & TREASURER
Lisa Morgan-Klepeis - Wife, Mother, Daughter, Sister, Employee, Episcopalian - not necessarily in that order. Lisa hails from Milford, NY and has been a faithful member of St. Paul's for many years. She has degrees in accounting and philosophy and is married to Matt, with whom she has four great kids.
Cathy Morris began studying piano, violin, voice, and dance from early childhood. She took a brief break from music when her modeling career took off; she also has experience in acting and sales. She teaches private lessons in violin, voice and piano to students of all ages. Cathy loves directing at Saint Paul's, as there is an appreciation for a broad range of music. Before she began playing at Saint Paul's, she served as organist for Linlithgo reformed Church in Livingston from 2004 to 2011, and also did substitute organ and choral work at Mt. Pleasant Reformed Church. Besides music, Cathy enjoys painting watercolors, swimming, bicycling, long walks, cooking, collecting antiques, fashion, movies and theater.
Bleu Andersen relocated from New York City in 1993 and purchased a home in Kinderhook Village in 2002. Decades of office experience include work at the Javits Convention Center, Hawthorne Valley and Coarc. Bleu runs her own business as a licensed massage therapist but is particularly thrilled to be working for Christ through administration at Saint Paul’s.
Chuck Therrien has been a member of Saint Paul's since the early 80s. After 33 years working for Amtrak as a carman, Chuck is now retired.
VOLUNTEER / SUNDAY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT
Sylvia Kelly joined Saint Paul's in 1969 and became Superintendent in 1972. Ms. Kelly has served on the Vestry and currently serves as chair for the memorial luncheons.
VOLUNTEER / LIBRARIAN
Rob Gelles has been a member of Saint Paul's Kinderhook since 2013. He is a member of the choir, and serves as an acolyte and a lector. Mr. Gelles has volunteered at the Hudson Area Library and has also done local history research. After 17 years as a public librarian, Mr. Gelles is now retired.