Leadership at All Saints'
At All Saints', we have many ministers, because our ministers are our members. We believe that all Christians are called "to represent Christ and his Church; to bear witness to him wherever they may be; and, according to the gifts given them, to carry on Christ's work of reconciliation in the world." (Book of Common Prayer, p. 855) And we invite you to minister with us, as well! Welcome to All Saints' Episcopal Church, where our hearts and God's church are open to you!
The Rev. Steven D. Paulikas came to All Saints' in June 2011 and has been Rector since December 2013. He facilitates the process of discernment for holy orders through the Commission on Ministry of the Diocese of Long Island. Steven is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, member of the Board of Governors of the Episcopal Church at Yale, and active in the work of Episcopal Relief and Development. He is a graduate of the General Theological Seminary, the University of Cambridge, and Yale University and is a candidate for the DPhil in the Faculty of Theology at the University of Oxford. His opinion writing has recently appeared in The New York Times and The Guardian. Prior to attending seminary, Steven was a journalist based in Vilnius, Lithuania. He is married to Jesse Lazar.
The Rev. Howard E. Blunt, Jr. has served for 45 years in the priesthood. He was educated at Lehigh University, BA; and General Theological Seminary, STM. He holds four units in CPE studies and advanced level in psychotherapy practice. He was chaplain to several municipal hospitals and held numerous pastorates. He is now doing supply requests but mostly serves at The Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew and here at All Saints', his neighborhood parishes. He also has taken part in caucuses for an inclusive life towards race, sexual orientation, and things that create social schism. Howard is also a tour guide for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
Deacon Jennifer Webster
Julia Macy Stroud, program minister.
Adam Menninga, choir director.
Ellen Wright, organist. During the week, Ellen Wright can be heard daily playing the noon service at Our Lady of Victory on Wall Street. Over the years she has served as organist/director of music in several churches in the greater New York area as well as creator/teacher of music programs for elementary and secondary school in New York and Long Island. Stemming from her work in music education, she has developed a particular interest in children’s choirs and children’s music ministry. In 2015-16 she served as director of the Washington Heights Choir School. During the 70’s and 80’s she had an active concert career as a solo and chamber harpsichordist performing in European, South American and United States venues. Her teachers were Yuko Hayashi, organ, at the New England Conservatory where she did her undergraduate work and Kenneth Cooper, harpsichord, here in New York. She is in her third and final year as Dean of the Brooklyn Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Ellen Wright is a poet as well as a musician with work in various literary journals in print and online. Her poetry collection, In Transit, was published in 2007 by Main Street Rag Publishing Company.
Liat Applewhite, Thomas Cannell, Joyce Coultman, Joy DeLancy, Camille Goodison, Marva Griffith, Jennifer Kalb, Althea Leslie (clerk), Lena Mullings (warden), Jacqueline Robateau, and Devin Robinson (warden), Maureen Selby-Cox.