Leadership & Staff
Mother Susan came to Grace in the fall of 2018. She previously served as Rector of the Church of St. John on the Mountain in Bernardsville in the Diocese of New Jersey as well as in parishes in Chatham as a seminarian and in Westfield as a curate. She is a graduate of The General Theological Seminary in Manhattan, where she was the recipient the Bishop of Newark Preaching Prize. She has served on various committees in the Diocese of New Jersey including the Bishop’s Advisory Committee on Liturgy. She currently serves as a faculty member for the Episcopal Preaching Foundation, an organization that supports excellence in preaching in the Episcopal Church. She is passionate about preaching, and works with preachers around the country in an on-line mentoring project. Prior to seminary, Susan had a career as a Registered Nurse, working with adults in crisis, so pastoral care has an important place in her life and schedule.
Susan shares her life with her husband, Dr. Andrew Moore and their two children, Nathan and Caroline Ironside Moore, as well as their over-indulged dogs. Andrew is the Choir Master and Organist at Christ Church in Short Hills and is the Chair of the Music Department at The Pingry School. The Ironside-Moore family loves food and tries to eat together whenever possible (always a challenge for any busy family!) and a few times a year they like to disappear to play at the beach. An enthusiastic lover of Broadway musicals, and a fan of a strange assortment of music, you will occasionally hear music coming from the Rector’s office, or you may catch her singing in her car. Email:
Father Asa joined Grace Church as a priest in July, 2019 following his diaconal ministry as an Associate for Pastoral Care and Worship at Saint James Episcopal Church, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Along with his ministry at Saint James, He served as the chaplain at the Hospice and Community Care Inpatient Center and as a group grief counselor/facilitator at the Pathways Center for Grief and Loss, both in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania.
Father Asa earned his Master of Divinity degree with honors in 2016 from the Lancaster Theological Seminary. Then, as part of his discernment for Holy Orders, he also completed a postgraduate program in Anglican Studies at the Bexley Seabury Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois, in 2018. Then, following seminary, he completed a two-year Clinical Pastoral Education internship and residency program at the Penn State College of Medicine and Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Following college and prior to seminary, Father Asa worked as an executive with the May Department Stores Company (now MACY*S) in Saint Louis, Missouri, and then as the Regional Director of Sales and Stores for the United Methodist Publishing House in Nashville, Tennessee.
Father Asa is an Associate of the Monastic Order of the Holy Cross, based in West Park, New York, and is drawn to experience, teach, and help others discover the joy of spiritual practices and formation. Father Asa is a soccer fan and cheers for the Philadelphia Union, to the dismay of the Red Bull’s fans in the parish. He also is a camping and hiking enthusiast, having visited scores of locations in the National Parks System. Father Asa now resides in Madison with his canine kid, a 8 year old vizsla named Asher Dominic. Keep up with Asa and Asher on Twitter and Instagram by following @KingAsa (a college nickname). Email:
Director of Children & Family Ministries
Pastor Hilary joined the staff of Grace Church in October 2019 as the Director of Children's and Family Ministries. She is also a PhD student in Bible and Cultures at Drew University, focusing on New Testament and early Christianity. Before moving to New Jersey in 2018, she lived in North Carolina and worked at Wake Forest University School of Divinity as an academic skills instructor and program coordinator. Prior to that, she taught religion courses at a community college and served as a children and youth minister at a Presbyterian church for four years. She received her Master of Divinity degree from Wake Forest in 2010 and was ordained in the Baptist tradition in 2011. She is passionate about teaching and nurturing faith formation in children, youth, and adults.
Pastor Hilary loves going to the gym, playing tennis, and spending time with friends. When she is not reading for school, she likes to watch baseball and bake delicious desserts, especially ones that involve chocolate and peanut butter. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Anne Matlack
Choirmaster & Organist
Dr. Anne holds a B.A. in Music from Yale University, and M.M. and D.M.A. degrees in Choral Conducting from the University of Cincinnati College – Conservatory of Music. Dr. Anne has served on the faculty of the Royal School of Church Music’s summer camp at King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. She serves on the New Jersey Board of the American Choral Directors Association as Repertoire and Resources Chair for Community Choirs and President-Elect, and is an active member of the American Guild of Organists and the Association of Anglican Musicians. She is active as an adjudicator and clinician. She has taught at Kean University, Lafayette College, and conducted the Yale University Freshman Chorus. Her conducting teachers have included Fenno Heath, Elmer Thomas and Earl Rivers, and workshops with Robert Shaw and Eric Ericson. She studied organ with Charles Krigbaum, Michael Schneider, and David Mulbury. She has sung in the Robert Shaw Festival Chorus at Carnegie Hall, and with the Yale Alumni Chorus at the Kremlin in Moscow. She is the 2003 recipient of the Arts Council of the Morris Ares’ Outstanding Professional in the Arts Award.
Dr. Matlack is also Artistic Director of the acclaimed Harmonium Choral Society, 100 singers including many music professionals, a Chamber Choir, Outreach Chorus, Student composition contest and many active collaborations in the community. Grace Church and Harmonium singers joined to serve as Choir-in Residence at Winchester Cathedral in the summer of 2015. Email: email@example.com
Kit has been a member of Grace Church since 1986, and was asked to serve as volunteer Verger ten years later. From 1958 to 2004, Kit was a volunteer Episcopal missionary in Liberia and Cote d’Ivoire. In addition to serving as church handyman and columbarium attendant, Kit is a licensed lay preacher, and maintains his interest in Liberia through fund-raising and a recent book collection for the library named in his honor at the Goll Farm School in Suakoko, Liberia. Email:
Mike Kostial has been a member of Grace Church since 2008. Mike joined the vestry in 2010 and became a warden in 2013. He stepped down from that position in March of 2016 to assume the role of parish administrator after a long and rewarding career in the I.T. field. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Susie joined the Grace Church staff in January 2015. She produces our newsletter, bulletins, weekly email, maintains the website, Facebook and Instagram. She lives in Long Hill Township with her husband, Harry and two children. She also works part-time as the Parish Administrator for All Saints’ Church, Millington. Email: email@example.com