LEADERSHIP AND STAFF
Wardens and Vestry
The Very Reverend 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. He serves as Dean of the Hudson Valley and as President of the Standing Committee of the Diocese of Albany. He is much in demand as a speaker, spiritual director, and consultant on healthy congregational dynamics.
The Reverend Richard P. Erickson was ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons 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.
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).
Dave Malsan has been a member of Saint Paul's for almost 30 years. In his time here he has served on many committees, such as Strawberry Festival and Budget & Finance, Buildings & Grounds, as gravedigger, and has been a member of the Vestry for most of his time among us. He coordinates the Brotherhood of Bacon and records and edits the videos of our Sunday Mass. Recently retired from NYS, his career included managing group homes for the mentally retarded, driving limousines and trucks, mainframe computer programming, policy analysis and project management, and employee labor relations. Dave has also served with the Diocese as a member of the Grow the Vision campaign and has previously been and is currently President of the Disciplinary Board of the Diocese and Deputy to the General Convention of the Episcopal Church. Dave is married to Bonnie; they have three grown children and two grandchildren.
Jennifer Moore has been a member of Saint Paul's since 2009. She 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.
VESTRY & TREASURER
Karyn Watt has lived in Kinderhook with her husband and two children since 1986. They have been members of Saint Paul's since about 1996. Karyn taught Sunday school for 12 years, directed the annual Christmas pageant, headed the Strawberry Festival, and now coordinates a number of fundraisers. She shares her gifts of organization and wisdom with us with an abundance of energy and good humor.
Ella Brice joined the Vestry in 2022 and chairs the Building and Grounds Committee. She has served as delegate to Diocesan Convention and brings a wealth of business acumen. Baptized into the Church of England, she brings a new perspective and many thoughtful, stimulating questions about our religious heritage.
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.
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.
Mary Theresa Julien joined us in 2022. She brings professionalism, skill, great ideas, energy, and occasionally dogs to bless us.