Leadership & Staff
The Rev. Susan R. Ironside (she / her)
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.
The Rev. Asa David Coulson (he / him)
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. 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. 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. Father Asa is currently a doctoral student at Drew University in the writing and research phase; focusing his dissertation project on Spirituality and Sacraments. 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 with the Anglican Monastic Order of the Holy Cross, a member of the Society of Catholic Priests, and the Society of Scholar Priests. He is drawn to experience, teach, and help others discover the joy of spiritual practices and formation. Father Asa is a soccer fan, cheering for the Philadelphia Union, to the dismay of the Red Bull’s fans in the parish. Father Asa now resides in Madison with his canine kid, a 9 year old vizsla named Asher Dominic. Keep up with Asa and Asher on Twitter and Instagram by following @KingAsa (a college nickname).
Jessy Kayembe (she / her)
Jessica “Jessy” Kayembe is of Congolese nationality, coming to the United States as a graduate student from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture and Natural Resources from Africa University in Zimbabwe, where she met her husband, Daddy Ndalamba. Jessica is a member of the United Methodist Church in her second year at the Theological School of Drew University, currently pursuing a Master of Divinity Degree. She is also in the ordination process, discerning a vocation as an Elder (Pastor) in the Methodist tradition. Jessica has a passion for children’s ministry and has an earnest desire to share the Good News and Love of Jesus in the world (Matthew 28:19). Jessica lives in Madison on the campus of Drew University with her husband, and looks forward to worshiping, serving, and learning alongside the Grace Church community in the 2023/2024 academic year.
Meet the Vestry
Kathleen Hower Munter
Buildings & Grounds
Meet the Staff
Linda Bowden (she / her)
Chapel Choir Director
Linda Bowden – Chapel Choir Director, born in Morristown, spent her adult life teaching and educating children of all ages but her favorite age group embraces preschoolers and kindergartners. She began her teaching career in NJ, taught in Dover as an ESL teacher, Maryland teaching grades 2 and 3, Gettysburg, PA teaching 2nd grade and later owned/operated a preschool before returning to NJ to teach in Short Hills where she retired. “I love singing and music of all kinds and joined the choir to sing with Dr. Anne. As a result, I fell in love with Grace Church and the people. I mentioned to Dr. Anne that I was going to miss working with the young children after retirement, and before I knew it, I was recruited to be the Chapel Choir Director. I love it! Together with Camille Bourland, we look forward to Fridays where we can sing and share with the eager boys and girls each week. Besides trying to see my 10 grandchildren as often as possible, I split my time between Madison and Gettysburg tutoring, doing Chapel Choir, reading and singing lessons with Dr. Anne.
Children's Choir Assistant
Camille Bourland graduated with a bachelor’s in music education from Syracuse University, where she is also currently finishing (remotely) her masters in music education. While in Syracuse, she was the musical director for the Syracuse Community Choir Teen & Young Adult Choir. After graduation, Camille hopes to teach elementary general music and chorus. Having sung in several choirs throughout her musical career, she has recently joined the Harmonium Choral Society where she sings in the alto 1 section. Outside of making music, Camille enjoys hiking, thrift shopping, and reading.
Crary Brooks (she / her)
Crary Brooks is the new Choir Librarian. A resident of Morristown and a member of Grace Church since 1989, Crary is a member of the Grace choir where she sings alto. She also sings with the Harmonium Choral Society. Crary enjoys volunteering with North Porch in Dover and has been active with both the Music Boosters and the PTO within the Morris School District. Married to Geoff for 25 years, they have four children as well as two dogs, a foster cat and a rabbit.
Geoff Brooks (he / him)
Geoff has been a member of Grace Church since 1989, and has served the church in various capacities including Warden, Vestry member, Verger, Worship Leader, Acolyte, Thurifer, Usher, Outreach Committee chair, Stewardship chair, Capital Campaign co-chair, Finance Committee member and Search Committee member (twice). A lifelong Episcopalian, Geoff has always drawn spiritual strength and deepened faith through the practice of public worship. The act of common worship stimulates his better nature, grounds him in the principles of the person he aspires to be, and motivates and inspires him to live out those principles in the world.
Kit Cone (he / him)
Senior Verger Emeritus
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.
Susie Harris (she / her)
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 enjoys curating her Little Free Library and exploring the world with her dog Treeing Walker Coonhound, Zeke. She also works part-time as the Parish Administrator for All Saints’ Church in Millington.
Mike Kostial (he / him)
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.
Matthew North (he / him)
Director of The Gargoyles
Matthew is currently a senior at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, NJ majoring in Theater Studies with a minor in Digital Marketing. Matthew is very excited to pass on what he has learned as a vocalist to the next generation and work alongside wonderful people at Grace Episcopal. When he is not singing, he can be found listening to music, writing songs, binging DisneyPlus and spending time with the people he loves.
Kathryn McManus (she / her)
Director, Children & Family Ministries
Kathryn is a long-time, active member of Grace Church and the Madison community. Kathryn is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University, where she studied Theatre Arts with a concentration in Directing. We are happy to welcome Kathryn into this role, and very pleased to know that this essential ministry is in such good hands.
Dr. Anne Matlack (she/her)
Director of Choirs & 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, and is an active member of the American Guild of Organists and the Association of Anglican Musicians, an adjudicator and clinician.
Dr. Matlack is also Artistic Director of the acclaimed Harmonium Choral Society; Grace Church and Harmonium singers joined to serve as Choir-in Residence at Winchester Cathedral in the summer of 2015.