Leadership & Staff

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Rector

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: sironside@gracemadison.org

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The Rev. Asa David Coulson (he / him)

Associate

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: acoulson@gracemadison.org

Meet the Vestry

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Christopher Wilde
 

Senior Warden

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Junior Warden

Kathleen Hower Munter
 

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Chris Hauck
 

Vestry

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Judy Honohan
 

Fundraising

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Han Huang
 

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Andy Bolt
 

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Mike Cullen
 

Buildings & Grounds

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Angela Finlay
 

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Stewardship

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Ed Nunn 
 

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Michael Petite
 

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Marilyn Musielski
 

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Peggy Poter
 

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Mark Sacher
 

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Andy Yost
 

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Meet the Staff

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Camille Bourland

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.

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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 and operated a preschool before returning to NJ to teach in Short Hills where she retired in June after 17 years as a kindergarten teacher.  “I love singing and music of all kinds (maybe not heavy metal so much) and joined the choir to sing with Dr. Anne (and learn as much as I can from her).  As a result, I fell in love with Grace Church and the people and programs it runs and supports.

 

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.

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Crary Brooks (she / her)

Choir Librarian

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.

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Geoff Brooks (he / him)

Senior Verger

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. 

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Kit Cone

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.  Email: kcone@gracemadison.org

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Sam Dixon

Sexton

We welcomed Sam as our sexton in June, 2021. Sam also works at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Chatham. 

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Susie Harris (she / her)

Communications

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 spending time with her dog Zeke. She also works part-time as the Parish Administrator for All Saints’ Church, Millington. Email: sharris@gracemadison.org

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Osh Khublall

Bookkeeper

We welcomed Osh as our bookkeeper in May, 2019. Osh also works at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Morristown. Email: okhublall@gracemadison.org

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Mike Kostial (he / him)

Parish Administrator

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: mkostial@gracemadison.org

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Anne Matlack (she / her)

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: amatlack@gracemadison.org

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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.

Email: kmcmanus@gracemadison.org