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36 Gould Street, Verona, NJ 07044

Phone: (973) 239-2850



(973) 239-2850

Office Hours:  Wednesday from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. and Friday from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Following a childhood dream, Jerry entered the priesthood after a first career in Human Resources with Marriott hotels. Verona born and bred, Jerry earned his Masters of Divinity from Drew Theological Seminary in Madison, NJ and was previously seminarian at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Montclair.

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Katherine Rollo

Katherine Rollo is currently a Postulant in Holy Orders for the Episcopal Diocese of Newark.  She will begin her third semester at Drew Theological Seminary, in Madison NJ this fall for a Master of Divinity.  As part of the requirement for ordination to the priesthood she will also serve as Chaplain at St. Barnabas Hospital.

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Catherine is not only our Parish Administrator, but a member of our congregation. She's the voice you'll hear when you call the Church of the Holy Spirit.  Catherine's knowledge of the workings of Holy Spirit, as well as her natural warmth and calm spirit, make her an ideal addition to our church staff. 

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Sung-Hae Jung, an active pianist/keyboardist and a long-time educator who came to the US to study after graduating at the top of her class with a BA in piano performance from Koshin University in Korea.  She studied further in music education for MA at Lehman College of City University of New York and for EdD-ABD at Teachers College of Columbia University. She was born in a Christian family and her mother brought Ms. Jung to the local piano teacher just to be a church pianist at the age of 6.  Her church musician career started at the age of 9 in her home church.

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Ema Mitrović has shared in a number of music ministries, namely St. Vincent de Paul RC Church of Bayonne, NJ, where she has and continues to serve for the past 11 years as alto section leader in the resident choir and as one of three cantors.  When not at St. Vincent’s, she's had the sincere pleasure of visiting different churches in the tri-state area and enjoys sharing with different communities, musicians, parishioners, and listening to the homilies/sermons of different pastors and priests.

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A mother of three, with her eldest in college, Kathleen lives in Parsippany and works in human resources at the Marriott Hanover in Whippany.  In previous roles, she has worked in other church school settings as well as in retail.

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In January 2020 we bagan a joint Youth Group (sixth through twelveth grade) with St. Luke's Montclair and St. John's Montclair.  Liz will lead this group and offer meetings and social events each month.  Liz is a life-long member of St. Luke's Montclair.  Since her high school years, she was heavily involved in youth ministries at a congregational, diocesan, and national level.  She is very excited to be a part of this new venture hoping to bring new life into what was so important to her growing up.

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You may find Max or Bear in the rector's office or walking with Jerry around town. They are always willing to give you a happy and spirit-filled welcome!

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Jane Eliasof

Jane joined the Church of the Holy Spirit in 1993 when she was looking for a local church in which to raise her two children. She soon became involved with the Sunday School program, and spent 17 years guiding the children of Holy Spirit.  She has served on the Vestry, as Warden, and in other ministries in the past and is excited about the future of Holy Spirit.

Patti Walsh has been a member of Holy Spirit for over 10 years, since moving to Verona. She is married with two children, and works in corporate communications.