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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Carolyn Martezian
Carolyn is active in the Vestry and Membership committiee.

Carolyn has been a member of Caroline Church for 3 years. She has lived in Setauket and the surrounding communities for 30 years. She received her bachelor’s degree in economics from Stony Brook University and has worked for the IRS for 30 years. She has two grown children, one of whom was married at the church. She only started attending regular worship when she first walked into the Caroline Church in 2016. Since then, she has been confirmed and has joined the Altar Guild and became part of the Vestry in 2018. She is currently the Treasurer.

She understands the challenges that are ahead. With that said, she believes her personal and professional skills, as well as her faith will guide her in making decisions that will benefit the future of Caroline church and the congregation.

Carolyn's vision of Caroline Church is that of a church continuing to grow and meet the needs of the church community and the surrounding neighborhood. She sees Caroline focusing on fellowship, membership, outreach and programs to enrich the lives of all parishioners.

William Rhame
William is active in the Vestry and Country Fair committiee.

He understands the challenges that are ahead. With that in mind, he believes his personal and professional skills, as well as his faith will guide her in making decisions that will benefit the future of Caroline church and the congregation.

William's vision of Caroline Church is that of a church continuing to grow and meet the needs of the church community and the surrounding neighborhood. He sees Caroline church focusing on fellowship, membership, continued financial strength, outreach and programs to enrich the lives of all parishioners.

 

 

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Mirjana Ellis
Mirjana is active in the Vestry and Membership committiee.

She understands the challenges that are ahead. With that in mind, she believes her personal and professional skills, as well as her faith will guide her in making decisions that will benefit the future of Caroline church and the congregation.

Mirjana's vision of Caroline Church is that of a church continuing to grow and meet the needs of the church community and the surrounding neighborhood. She sees Caroline church focusing on fellowship, membership, youth programs, outreach and programs to enrich the lives of all parishioners.

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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Jackie Hull
Jackie is active in the Vestry and Membership committiee.

She understands the challenges that are ahead. With that in mind, she believes her personal and professional skills, as well as her faith will guide her in making decisions that will benefit the future of Caroline church and the congregation.

Jackie's vision of Caroline Church is that of a church continuing to grow and meet the needs of the church community and the surrounding neighborhood. She sees Caroline church focusing on fellowship, membership, social marketing and advertising, outreach and programs to enrich the lives of all parishioners.




Susan Rydzeski
Susan is active in the Vestry and Membership committiee.

She understands the challenges that are ahead. With that in mind, she believes her personal and professional skills, as well as her faith will guide her in making decisions that will benefit the future of Caroline church and the congregation.

Susan's vision of Caroline Church is that of a church continuing to grow and meet the needs of the church community and the surrounding neighborhood. She sees Caroline church focusing on fellowship, membership, youth and kids activities, outreach and programs to enrich the lives of all parishioners.


 

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Vestry Member
Vestry Member is part of the Vestry, which is in lieu of a Board of Directors for a church.

Vestry is responsible for all day to day managing of the church operations and activities, such finances, grounds and facilities, personnel, cemetery, short, medium and long term strategies for the growth of the church, hiring, maintenance projects, construction and building projects for the church, marketing and advertising, web, media and digital services, planning and evaluation, fundraising, etc.

Vestry members are elected, by the congregation, for a three-year term.

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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