Office Staff

Janet Giacomini, Rector's/Parish Secretary and Bookkeeper
Janet has been working full time at Caroline Church since November of 2004 as the Rector/Parish Secretary and Bookkeeper.  She has worked throughout the Diocese of Long Island at various churches since the year 2000 and worked as a professional secretary throughout her life.  Janet has been married for over 30 years to Roger and they have one son, Daniel, who is studying to be a Music Education Teacher.  Janet feels truly blessed to be able to minister to the people of Caroline Church through her position here and to serve Our Lord in ways that He has chosen for her.

Nancy O'Neill, Financial Clerk, Giving Records
Nancy Curtis O'Neill has been the financial clerk at Caroline Church since 2005.  She is a part time employee and usually can be found  in the office most mornings during the work week.  Her responsibilities include recording the financial giving and contributions of our parish members. 

Nancy's prior employment history  has included secretarial, bookkeeping, and human resources. Nancy and her late husband, Ron, were married in 1963 and moved to the Port Jefferson area.  Nancy has been a parishioner of Caroline Church since 1964.  Her children, Curtis and Valerie, were baptized and grew up at Caroline. Nancy is a grandma (Nonni) to three granddaughters and two grandsons and "mommy" to her little Maltipoo pup, Teddy.

 

Music Ministry

Dallas Garvin, Music Director
Dallas is a retired psychotherapist and consultant. Dallas joined his first choir at the age of 12 (boy soprano in an otherwise all girls church choir) and has been singing continually in choirs ever since, most notably in Caroline's choir beginning in 1980. In his time he has also formed and led several choral groups, sung jazz and popular standards in night clubs, and performed in operas and musical theater.

In the past two years Dallas has sung with the Stony Brook Camarata Singers under the direction of Alice Cavanaugh, and with a vocal jazz quartet under the direction of Ray Anderson. In that period he has also been singing with the Stony Brook Chorale under the direction of Shoshana Hershkowitz. Also in that time he has been a selected vocal soloist and conductor in the Annual Messiah Sing-Along with the University Chamber Orchestra. Most recently he sang as a baritone soloist with the University Orchestra at the Staller Center in the Orchestra's performance of Carl Nielsen's Symphony No. 3.

Upon his retirement, Dallas served for two years as Choir Director at The Stony Brook School, a nondenominational middle and high school in Stony Brook. In that same time period he has also studying music at Stony Brook University.

For the past 12 years Dallas has been the Choir Director here at Caroline. Dallas believes that music is a part of the basic fabric of the universe.

Sammy Angstman, Organist
Sammy is currently working towards her Doctorate of Musical Arts in Piano Performance at Stony Brook University, where she received her Master of Music in Piano Performance last May. She received her B.M. in Piano Performance from New England Conservatory in 2013.

Sammy is a recipient of Stony Brook's Staller Scholar Award, and studies with Christina Dahl and Gilbert Kalish. She is active as an accompanist and chamber musician, performing in the school’s Baroque Ensemble, in a piano-woodwind quintet coached by Pedro Diaz, Ann Ellsworth, Frank Morelli, and Christina Dahl, and accompanying multiple graduate student recitals and juries per year. In addition to her performance studies at Stony Brook, Sammy has been working for the school as a Teaching Assistant in a variety of roles: she currently teaches a keyboard skills class, has taught private lessons to undergraduates, served as an accompanist, and was the Coordinator for the music department's annual Piano Project in 2014 and 2015. Sammy is also an active teacher outside of Stony Brook, teaching at Great Neck Music Conservatory and maintaining a private studio in the Stony Brook area.

 

Janani Sridhar,  Joyful Noise Choir Director
Janani made headlines as the first ever Singaporean to win the first prize in the Vocal, Under 16 Category at the 58th Llangollen International Musical Eistedfodd. The competition, commonly billed as "The Musical Olympics" is held in Wales and had her competing against over 6,000 other global competitors. The jury described Janani as "a gifted singer who has a marvelous future in singing."

Born in Singapore, Soprano Janani Sridhar is no stranger to the performing arts in her home country. She has performed several times with the Singapore Lyric Opera and had the honor of singing the national anthem, "Majulah Singapura" at the internationally broadcast, inaugural Formula One Grand Prix night race which was held in Singapore in 2008.

Janani has many other accomplishments and is currently pursuing a doctorate at Stony Brook University.  Feel free to check out her website for more information at:  www.JananiSridhar.com