Who We Are

We invite you to stop by sometime and get to know us. Or feel free to contact us to learn more about our church. 

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The Rev. Alan Christopher Lee 
Priest-in-Charge

St. Mary's looks forward to welcoming the Rev. Chris Lee when he officially joins us as our new Priest-in-Charge in October 2022. 

To learn more about our new priest, please click here.

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The Rev. Margie Tuttle
Part-Time Interim Priest

Contact info: 

Parish office: 914 238-8751

Cell: 973-494-4273

Email: mtuttle@smtv.org

The Rev. Margie Tuttle joined us as part-time Interim Priest in early 2022 and has been invaluable in helping St. Mary's during the months of our search for a new priest.

With heartfelt thanks we will bid a fond farewell to Mother Margie on Sunday, September 25, when she will lead us in her last service of Holy Eucharist at St. Mary's. 

 

Mr. Peter Frost
Music Director

Mr. Peter Frost, our Music Director since 2017, has left St. Mary's as of July 2022. We thank him for his contributions to our music program and give him our best wishes in his future endeavors.

 

We will be starting a search for a new Music Director once our new priest, the Rev. Chris Lee, joins St. Mary's in October 2022. 

 
 

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Joanne Tiebout Douglas

Interim Christian Education Director

Contact info:

Text: 203 448-0881

Email: josiebabette@gmail.com

My name is Joanne Tiebout Douglas. As Interim Christian Education Director, I will teach Sunday School until a new rector is called. Due to Covid-19, Sunday School will be organized as it was last year. A single class, pre-K through 8th grade, will meet in the Parish Hall, each family at one table, each table socially distant from the others and each with its own supplies. Participants are asked to wear masks.

I am grateful to be called to this position. Some of you may know me as the mother of Ludovica Douglas. I recently moved to Pleasantville and am a communicant of St. Mary the Virgin. My Sunday School teaching experience is varied. In Boston I taught grade school students at St. Stephen's and later taught teens at the Church of the Advent. At the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston I began a one-class Sunday School, pre-K through high school.

Ms. Laurane Carnevale
Parish Administrator
 

Contact info:  

Parish office: 914 238-8751

Email: parish-office@smtv.org

 


 

Ms. Laurane Carnevale is a native New Yorker. She studied English literature at Hunter College, comparative literature at Harvard University, and drawing at The Art Student’s League. To merge her inter-disciplinary passions for the arts, she pursued a career designing multi-media presentations in the days when “multi media” meant live, theatrical productions for corporations and non-profit institutions. After designing several exhibits for the National Gallery of Art, in 1992 she was honored by Carter Brown, the departing director, to design his last gift to the American People, an exhibit of the Sculpture of the Golden Age of Greece.

 

While raising her son, Thomas Christian, Laurane volunteered at the Hastings-on-Hudson public schools, Hoff-Barthelson Music School, and was a founding member of the H-O-H Farmers Market. In 1998 she dispelled the Hastings Library Guild’s future-shock resistance to a video library by suggesting they feature Shakespeare, arguing that plays are meant to be seen, not read. The Hastings Library became the first in Westchester to carry the complete plays of William Shakespeare on video!


Laurane studied botanical illustration at the New York Botanical Garden and served as president of the Greater NY Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, organizing exhibits throughout the tri-state area. She taught drawing for Rivertowns Adult Education and gave private lessons in her studio.
 
In 2003 a life-altering event occurred: a fellow art student invited Laurane to sing with Westchester Choral Arts, where she was astonished to see Tim Vernon, with whom she was acquainted through mutual friends and regular attendance at Ars Antiqua concerts at SMTV. When she learned that Tim was SMTV’s music director, she began to attend services and found the homilies as compelling as the music was exquisite.
 
In Joel, St. Mary's former rector, Laurane discovered shared interests in early church history, philosophy, and the poetic and spiritual aspects of scripture that inform our daily lives. When Joel offered her the job as parish administrator in 2006 she seized the opportunity to work in a magnificent setting in the service of exceptional people, whose dedication to outreach and education has enriched her quest for beauty in all things.

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Vestry Members:                                                                                  

 

Part-Time Interim Priest: The Rev. Margaret Tuttle

Stewardship Warden: John Priscantelli

Building & Grounds Warden: Andrew Tustian

Adult Education & Spiritual Formation: Janet Priscantelli

Clerk: Rich Juzumas

Christian Education: VACANT

Communications: Sally Sobolewski & Kelly Leonard O'Keefe, co-chairs

Newcomers & Membership: Lisa & Sean Fitzgerald

Outreach: Tirza Santilli

Treasurer: David Aplin

Worship & Music: Durrie Golding

 

Parish Communications:

 

The Bell Newsletter Editors: Blair & Sophia Childs, Mary Ann Bayer

Weekly Update: Laurane Carnevale

Webmaster: Christine Maxfield