The Reverend Victoria Duncan, Priest in Charge
The Reverend Victoria Duncan has served in four dioceses since she received her Master of Divinity from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in 1991, most recently serving as Interim Priest in two parishes in the Diocese of New York. Prior to serving as an Interim Priest herself, Mother Tori worked on the Church-wide staff as the Missioner for Transition Ministry from 2009-2013, and as Canon for the Development of Mission and Ministry and Deployment Officer in the Diocese of Western New York from 2003-2009. Before attending seminary she received an A.B. in biochemistry from Mt. Holyoke College and worked in genetic engineering. Mother Tori is married to the Rev. Shawn Duncan, also an Episcopal priest as well as a website architect. They are blessed with two adult daughters who live in New York.
Margaret Gillespie, Parish Administrator
Margaret has been St. John's Parish Administrator since 2013. She holds a BA in Religion from Swarthmore College and a Masters of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School. She has been involved in Christian Formation and liturgical ministries in her years as a parishioner at St. John's. The office hours are Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am until 1:30 pm.
Bert Carrasquero, Organist
Bert possesses an undergraduate Music degree with honors in Piano Performance from Jacksonville University as well as 2 additional BAs in German and Economics (all with honors). Bert started graduate work in Music at Hochshule fuer Dartellende Kunst “Mozarteum” in Salzburg Austria (one of the top music schools in the world) and completed his Masters’ Degree at NYC’s prestigious Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business. In his early music career, Bert (who was 16) won a spot to play (a solo concerto) with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra while still a junior in High School. Bert was also the Grand Prize winner of the (Steinway’s) First Coast Classical Piano Competition (Florida ‘90) as well as the Florida Music Teachers’ Statewide competition (’91). Bert has played various major concerts both in his native Florida (Friday Musicale in ’92 and ’94 among other large venues) and throughout Europe most importantly major professional performances at 1) the Baden Hall (’91) in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic, 2) Leopoldskron Castle (’92 and ’93) in Salzburg and 3) Castle Klessheim (also in Salzburg) among others in Germany, Austria and Holland. Bert has been playing professional organ in the NYC area for 24 years and boasts a (fairly) large repertoire of German and French Baroque Sacred Music for which he has a deep passion.
Jacob Greenberg, Sexton
Jacob has been a member of St. John’s for 13 years. He was an active member of the youth program and now serves as a substitute church school teacher, member of the choir, and acolyte when he is not working as our sexton taking care of our physical plant.