On Sunday, January 21, following the COMBINED 9:15 AM WORSHIP SERVICE*, join us for our Annual Parish Meeting.
At this meeting we will vote on the Nominees for the Vestry Class of 2021 as well as will elect a Treasurer and Clerk. Please find their bios for review below.
*Note: To allow time for the Annual Meeting, there will be no 11am worship service on January 21.
Peter Helmer and his wife, Sandy, have been members of Christ Church Greenwich since 1985. Peter served on the Vestry from 2006 to 2009 and rejoined the Vestry in 2014. He was appointed interim Treasurer in February, 2016 and officially elected to the position of Treasurer in January 2017. In addition, he also currently chairs the Annual Appeal Committee. He also chairs the Audit Committee. Peter and Sandy have two grown children, Susanne and Jay, both of whom were acolytes. Susanne was both baptized and married at Christ Church Greenwich. Peter is a partner in a sales consulting firm. He is a graduate of Hobart College and Columbia Business School.
Terrence L. (Terry) Martin and his wife, Lynne Jordal, have been parishioners of Christ Church Greenwich for the past 17 years. Serving as Clerk since January 2017, Terry also volunteers as an Eucharistic Minister and lay reader in the parish. Before coming to Christ Church Greenwich, Terry served two terms as a Vestry member at Church of the Heavenly Rest in Manhattan. In addition, he had the great pleasure of singing with the Christ Church Singers for a semester. Before his retirement, Terry spent 34 years at CBS News. In that time, he served in many different capacities, including covering Ronald Reagan’s successful campaign for president in 1979-1980 and working as Dan Rather’s anchor producer for 16 years and four presidential elections. He worked with Dan on assignments that ranged from Dharan, Saudi Arabia, during the Persian Gulf War, to the haunting silence in Houston that marked the memorials to the brave men and women who perished in the Challenger I disaster. But for all the thrills and excitement of working at the highest levels of broadcast news, nothing can top the fulfillment he and Lynne have felt in the presence of the remarkable people who bring life to the community of Christ Church Greenwich.
Class of 2021 Nominees
Hilary Hoffmeister has been a member of Christ Church Greenwich since joining the St. Cecilia Choir of Girls at 11 years old. She has continued to be involved with the music department ever since as a member of various music committees and a dedicated choir parent for her four children – Tory, Andrew, Katie, and Thomas – as they grew up in the choirs. Hilary and her husband Perry were married at Christ Church Greenwich in 1991. She is a graduate of Brown University and a pediatrician who has practiced in New York and Connecticut. Hilary is currently on the board of the Brown Club of Fairfield County and a Parent Ambassador for the USC School of Dramatic Arts.
Ginny Losito and her family joined Christ Church Greenwich in 2001. However, her relationship with Christ Church Greenwich began when, as a girl chorister at St. Peter’s Church in Morristown, NJ, she participated in choral exchanges and summer camp with the Christ Church choirs. She and her husband, Dan, have three sons – Chris, Drew, and Mitch – each of whom were active members of the Boys’ and Men’s choirs and confirmed at Christ Church Greenwich. Ginny has served on the Choir Parents’ Guild, the Director of Music Search Committee in 2007-08, and is a member of the Christ Church Singers and Bell Choir. A graduate of Hamilton College and Fairfield University’s Interior Design Program, Ginny is a Design Associate at Carol Flanagan Interior Design in Greenwich, CT.
Susan Ness and her family have been members of Christ Church Greenwich for 28 years. Susan previously served on the Vestry Class of 1999, as well as on the Property Committee and participated in Midnight Runs and Habitat for Humanity. She was also on the Episcopal Church Women board, served as a Stephen Minister, and chaired the Homecoming Luncheons. Susan presently serves as a flower captain on the Altar Guild, ushers, and continues to be active with Outreach. She has traveled to Tanzania, Israel, and Honduras with the parish. Susan serves on the board of Family ReEntry, Palladium Musicum, and the English Speaking Union. She is active with the Junior League of Greenwich, At Home, Art on the Ave, and Planned Parenthood. A dual Canadian and American citizen with an undergraduate degree in Physical Education and graduate work in Kinesiology, Susan has taught at the University of Toronto, McGill University and Lawrence Country Day School.
Frank (Rusty) Parker has been a member of Christ Church Greenwich since 1947, and before him, his parents and grandparents. Rusty previously served on the Vestry in the 90s. One of three who headed up the Building Executive committee, he helped to oversee several subcommittees involved with building the new Rectory and rehabilitating the Tomes-Higgins House. He then became a Warden for four years. Rusty has served on the Property and Human Resources Committee, chaired the Finance Committee, and he still serves on the Endowment Commission. He is an EFM graduate. The son of Betty Davies, he is married to Katty Parker, and their three sons were baptized and confirmed in this parish. He grew up in Greenwich, attended Brunswick School, and he has an engineering degree and an MBA.
Carrie Pryor moved to Greenwich from New York City and joined Christ Church Greenwich in 1991. She and her husband, Ted, having raised their children Gwen and Ellie, are now empty nesters. Carrie has been involved with the parish over the years as a Sunday School teacher, and served on the Annual Appeal Committee, Outreach (which she chaired for several years), and as an usher. In the broader community, Carrie has been active with the Greenwich Library, Greenwich Academy Parents Board and Green Fingers Garden Club. Carrie currently serves on the boards of the Horseneck Foundation, the New York Pops and on the Selectman Nominating and Advisory Commission for the Town of Greenwich. Carrie holds her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and an MBA in Finance from UC Berkeley. Carrie has had a career in finance and technology and most recently founded and co-manages an executive search firm, Greenwich Harbor Partners, which is focused on senior-level assignments in the media, technology and digital industries.