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Parish Office

36 Gould Street, Verona, NJ 07044

Phone: (973) 239-2850

Email: office@holyspiritverona.org

Clergy

racioppi
(973) 239-2850

Office Hours:  Wednesday from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. and Friday from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

***Fr. Jerry will be out of the office (with no office hours) on the following dates: July 12, 14,19 and 21, 2017.***

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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Staff

catherine
(973) 239-2850

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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sal

Salvatore Mallimo is a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance at Rutgers University's Mason Gross School of the Arts. He also holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Montclair State University and a Master of Music degree from Mason Gross/Rutgers; both in Piano Performance. Sal's appearances as solo recitalist include performances throughout the New York Metropolitan area, including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.  He is also active as a chamber musician, and accompanist to instrumentalists, vocalists, and choral ensembles.

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ashley

From Maplewood, Ashley is in her final semester at Caldwell University studying music education. She plays the flute and brings her musical gifts to enhance our Sunday School and worship experiences. Previously Ashley has worked as a camp counselor several years in a row, as well as in retail.

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kathleen

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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max-bear

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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Wardens

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.

Karen B

Karen joined the Church of the Holy Spirit in the early 1990s. She has vast experience in many aspects of the church, having served as Treasurer, Parish Administrator, and on the Vestry.