Christ Church Staff
11th Rector of Christ Church New Brighton
Fr. Trevor is a national of Barbados with an employment and educational background in the areas of Electrical/Mechanical Engineering, Business Administration, and Human Resource Management.
Prior to entering theological seminary, he was employed by Intel Barbados, Ltd. for over nine years, six of which were in Human Resource Management. Fr. Trevor entered The University of the West Indies and Codrington Theological College, Barbados in 1986. He graduated in 1989 with an Honors Degree in Theology and a Diploma in Pastoral Studies. He has also participated in several continuing education seminars and workshops including Congregational Conflict and Resolutions, Anti-Racism Training, Real Collaboration, Stewardship and Evangelism, Pastoral Care for Urban Centers, New Visions Initiative and Fundamentals of Transitional Ministry: The Work of the Leader.
In the spring of 1992, Fr. Trevor immigrated to the United States and settled in Springfield Massachusetts, where he was received as a priest in the Episcopal Church, USA in the Diocese of Western Massachusetts. He and his family became U. S. citizens in December 2000. In May 2004 Fr. Trevor graduated from Yale Divinity School with a Master’s Degree in Sacred Theology.
Fr. Trevor previously served as the second Rector of St. Simon of Cyrene Episcopal Church, Lincoln Heights, Ohio until December 31, 2016. He served on several community boards/committees in the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio and surrounding municipalities as well as is the Mid-West Regional Director for the Union of Black Episcopalians (UBE) – an organization committed to eradicating racism from the church and providing leadership development for clergy and lay persons in the African diaspora.
Fr. Trevor and his wife, Marcella, have two children – a daughter, Treva (currently residing in Japan) and a son, Trent, who graduated from Denison University in May 2017 with a Political Science Degree. They are the proud grand-parents of two lovely grand-daughters, LeiLani and Gabrielle Phillips.
David is an intern from the Diaconate assigned to Christ Church. David is a retired NYPD Sergeant. He and his wife Donna have been married for 38 years. They have been attending services at the Church of St. Andrew since 1976. They currently live in Parlin, NJ, and have one son, Michael, one daughter, Jenna, 2 grandchildren,Bentley and Oliver, and a dog named Gracie.
Alana is a highly adept administration professional. She can handle any task from using Microsoft Office apps to scheduling the myriad meetings and events taking place at Christ Church to settling the day-to-day details of running a small business. We are lucky indded to have such a capable and friendly office adminstrator.
Pedrina is the first female sexton/custodian at Christ Church. She keeps the place clean and orderly. She is a breath of fresh air around here.
Dr. Hueldine Webb
Dr. Hueldine Webb, MD is a General Surgery Specialist at the Brooklyn VA Hospital. Hueldine has bee Christ Church's Verger for several years, since the retirement of Paul Smith.
The Rev. Anthony Mark Lamourt
Now that the Rev. Anthony Mark Lamourt has been here for a couple of years, he has made himself an indispensable part of the culture of Christ Church. Not only is he our organist/choirmaster, he also runs our bible study group, keeps the organ in good repair, and installed and operates a whole bunch of electronic equipment that allows us to have services on Facebook and YouTube.
Andrea Morse-Raff has been Parish Counsel since 2007. She hase a private law practise here on Staten Island on Forest Avenue.
Beth McLean has been a part of this church from the very day she was born Her father, Bill Beveridge, was a choir boy here at christ church when he was a mere slip of a lad just over from Scotland.
Richard Zayzay is a Liberian national. He fled the troubles in his home land and brought his extended family to the United States, whre they met a warm welcome at Christ Church. Richard is an important part of the sizable Liberian commuinity here at Christ Church.
Catherine Barnett represents the middle layer of three generations at Christ Church. Her mom, Alleida Mitchell, is currently one of our Wardens, and both of her lovely little daughters are part of the Sunday Scool, Godly Play, Community Drummers, Youth Choir, Ukulele Group, and everything else they can get theit little hands into.
Heather Ortiz DelValle
Heather is the perfect person to coordinate the Godly Play program. She has smalll children she's extremely intelligent and patient, and she understands how to reach children. Heather and her husband Daniel have both moved into leadership roles at Christ Church (Daniel is the chair of our Plant & Equipment committee).
Nick has been a member of Christ Church for more years than he would care to admit. In addition to serving as the director of the Altar Guild he also spends most spring, summer, and fall days on the grounds of the church making the place look presentable.
Jana Ballard will hopefully send me some biographic information to put in this space before too long.
Danny works in the computer field as a systems technician, which makes him emminently qualified to chair the Plant & Equipment committee for the church.
Alleida Mitchell started the Fundraising Committee of Christ Church when she joined the church in 2001. She also chairs the Feeding Ministry and Outreach Committee, coordinates the after-school programs, and assists the treasurer with check-writing. Prior to her retirement, she worked as a medical transcriptionist in the Departments of Pathology, Radiology, and Pain Management at St. Vincent's Medical Center, Staten Island, and Passaic General Hospital, New Jersey, simultaneously for 13 years. Alleida is a trained social worker with certification from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica, and worked as a probation officer in Belize and Jamaica. After leaving Jamaica, she lived and worked in Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, and Barbados. After a 5-year stint in Barbados, where she worked as a secretary at the Caribbean Development Bank, she migrated to the USA. Before joining Christ Church, Alleida worshiped for 16 years at St. Mary's Episcopal Church where she served for two terms as chair of the Episcopal Church Women Association and a member of the Altar Guild. Catherine Barnett is her daughter and Damali and Onuora Browne are her two adorable granddaughters.
John Gerney has been a member of Christ Church since the late Pliestocene era.
Nick Lettiere is a well-known fixture throughout the Island. Nick recently retired as Head Chef from Meals on Wheels of Staten Island after over 20 years. Nick is also one of our most talented altar dressers.
Sheila Swigert is a very interesting person. She's retired from both the U.S. Army AND the U.S. Navy as well as the NYC Teacher's Union. She is an eager participant at just about every event at the church.
Kidert Jean-Mary was born in Haiti and emigrated to the U.S. as a young child. He is a retired member of the NYPD and has raised four children here at Christ Church. In addition to being a vestry member Kidert is also the chair of our Security Committee.
Carol Bratton is a member of the vestry of Christ Church New Brighton. She works at the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene.
Etta has traveled widely in East Africa—Senegal, Ivory Coast, and Ghana—and grew up in Liberia among Episcopalian clergy. Caesar Gardiner, also a member of Christ Church, is her oldest brother. She works as a home health aide.
Karlus Trapp and his family have been members of Christ Church since 2013. Karlus grew up in Stapleton, Staten Island, and was baptized in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. He was a 2012 inductee into the NYC Blues Hall of Fame and his original music has been used on network and international TV.
Titus Zayzay is a member of UA Local 1, The Plumbers of New York City; a graduate of the Ralph R. McKee Career and Technical Education High School; and a student at SUNY Plattsburg. His parents are Richard Zayzay, Christ Church's treasurer, and Yassah Zayzay, and his siblings are Joseph, Celestie, Benorie, Jeremiah, Romeo, Titus, Evelyn, and Siaber.
Stephen works for Verizon during the day and for Christ Church most of the rest of the time. He's one pf those people whom you'll always find in the thick of things, helping out wherever needed without having to be asked.
Anthony works in the grocery store savin' his pennies for someday. Mama Leone left a note on the door she said, Sonny, move out to the country. Workin' too hard can give you a heart attack.
Anne Devlin is a retired teacher from the NYC Schools system. She has been a member of Christ Church for many decades and has held various positions of leadership in those years. She currently co-chairs the Prayer Ministry with Fr. Trevor.