Clergy, Staff, and Vestry
Our beloved Rector of ten years was recently called to a new parish, so we are actively searching for the next Rector of Grace Episcopal Church. We fully expect to have an Interim Priest shortly. Until then, we have a wonderful team of Guest Priests celebrating Holy Eucharist each Sunday at 10:00 am.
Sharon Mias has been a parishioner at Grace Episcopal Church since 1992 and has served in the past as Sunday School Director and as Senior Warden. She is the administrator of the Tisch Cancer Institute and the associate dean for cancer programs at the Mount Sinai Health System and has worked in academic medicine administration for over 30 years. Sharon and her husband, Robert Tardio, have two grown sons: Ames and Ethan.
Mark Browne joined Grace Episcopal Church in Hastings on Hudson in 2013. He was previously a member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Madison, Wisconsin where he lived for twenty-one years. He is a professor of risk management and insurance and chair of the faculty of the School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science at St. John’s University. He and his wife, Daria Hrynick, have four adult children: Chelsea, Zachary, Rose, and Beatrice.
Ms. Jennifer Griesbach, Ph.D.
Music Director Jennifer Griesbach studied fortepiano and harpsichord at the University of Toronto with Colin Tilney and harpsichord with Davitt Moroney in Paris. She took up the organ as part of her interest in historical keyboards and was organist and music director at several churches in the San Francisco Bay Area before moving to New York and coming to Grace Church in 2001. Jennifer holds a Ph.D. in musicology from the University of California at Berkeley.
Diana Mias is originally from Astoria, Queens. She has a BA in Computer Science from Queens College and worked as a Programmer/Analyst for ten years before “retiring” to start a family. Diana began volunteering in her children’s schools, later becoming a preschool teacher and eventually summer program director. She has been working as Grace's parish administrator for five years. Diana and her husband Ken have three children: Christopher, Katie, and Lauren.
Wardens and Vestry
The Vestry at Grace Church is composed of the Rector, two Wardens and nine members of the parish. Vestry terms are staggered so one third is elected every year to serve a three-year term. Wardens are also elected for three years: one year as junior Warden, one year as Senior Warden and one year as Vestry member and Stewardship chair. The Rector looks to the Wardens and Vestry members for support and guidance, and parishioners look to them for leadership. Their effort and commitment bring the parish together to further our common goals.