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Laypeople are a very active part of governance in the Episcopal Church. Here's a listing of our Vestry, the membership of Outreach and the Hospitality and Fellowship Committee, and our Convention Delegates.
St. Peter's was first organized in 1791, and has been an integral part of the life of the Morristown area ever since. Read more here about the parish and its history and architecture.
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Who's Who

Read a bit more below about the folks who work here.  And please feel free to contact us if you have questions.

The Pastoral Staff

janet PictureThe Reverend Janet Broderick joined St. Peter's as Rector in June of 2009.  She previously served as Rector of Grace Church Van Vorst, Jersey City (in the Diocese of Newark), where she helped transform and grow Grace from a struggling mission into an extraordinary parish serving the local community, including youth, seniors, and the homeless.  Janet has also served as Rector at All Saints' Church in Briarcliff Manor, New York and as Vicar of Grace Church in New York City.  She has served on the board of the New York City Coalition for the Homeless and on Christ Hospital's (Jersey City) Bio-Ethics Committee. She's served the Diocese of Newark on the Council Steering Committee, Council on Inclusion, Committee on Canons, and Workshops for Wardens.  Janet is a graduate of General Theological Seminary and before that studied History and Mathematics at the University of Michigan; she also loves music and art.  She is the mother of James and Hannah.

 

Bishop Carnley

PETER CARNLEY retired in 2005, having been Anglican Archbishop of Perth, Western Australia from 1981 to 2005 and Primate of Australia for the last five of those years.  He studied theology at St John’s College, Morpeth NSW and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the honours school of  history at the University of Melbourne (1966) and from Cambridge University with a doctorate in systematic theology (1969).  He received a Lambeth DD in 2012.  He holds a number of honorary doctorates (including a DD from GTS in New York), and is an Honorary Fellow of Trinity College, Melbourne, St John’s College, Cambridge and Emmanuel College, Cambridge. In 1992 he overcame a legal challenge and was able to ordain the first women priest in Australia. From 2004 he was the Anglican Co-Chair of the Anglican Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC) and was also a founding member of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission on Unity and Mission (IARCCUM).  He has been a member of the Inter-Anglican Theological and Doctrinal Commission and more recently Distinguished Visiting Professor of Anglican Studies at the General Theological Seminary, New York (2010-2013).  He is a Companion of the Order of Australia and the author of a number of books and articles, including The Structure of Resurrection Belief (1987), The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Sermons( 2001), and Reflections in Glass (2004)

Peter is married to Ann; they have two children (Ben and Sarah) who are both married and living in Perth,  and both have two children.  His retirement interests focus upon gardening and grandchildren.

Mikael Salovaara Pastoral Associate Mikael Salovaara recently received an Masters of Divinity  from the  General Theological Seminary. He is married to Beth Stewart, and they  have  four boys and a girl ages 24 to 16. The last two were born at Morristown Memorial. They have all lived  in  Bernardsville for twenty years on an old dairy farm.
 Mikael speaks Argentine Spanish as a result of being an exchange student near the Straits of Magellan in  1969. Mikael has served with  Spanish speaking congregations including St. Eduardo Martir in Spanish Harlem and San Andres, Camden, New  Jersey.  He worked with his Bernardsville church on several ERD  projects in San Salvador and taught very  briefly in the Diocese of Panama’s Colegio de Cristo in Colon.
 Mikael worked on Wall Street in the eighties and nineties. He was elected to local public office and served    on several college and corporate Boards after leaving finance. He still is on the Board of the College of  Wooster (Ohio) and Playwrights Horizons (NYC).
 He once walked up Kilimanjaro and has completed three (very slow) NYC Marathons.

 

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Pastoral Associate Alan Chorun,  is responsible our  Men's Bible Study Group as well as working with our Youth Group and supporting our Saturday evening service. Alan has his Masters of  Divinity from Drew University.  He taught K-8 music for about ten years, and various subjects in middle school before settling in as a Math teaching coach and a staff developer in Orange and East Orange.  Concurrently he has served as a Director of Development, Youth Music Director, Youth Group Director, Sunday School Director, in various  Schools and Churches.  During summers, he has trained horses for western reenactments.           Alan has been involved in various mission projects, volunteering for several years running VBS’s at the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation, South Dakota. Creating Hofstra Homeless Outreach, a college ministry to the homeless in Manhattan,  Spirit Builders, a Catholic teen mission organization that renovated houses in Appalachia. Abdulai’s Project, a rural development initiative in a remote area of Sierra Leone, that has provided housing for 18 families, clean drinking water,  high school education for a growing number of youth, and a medical center (in process!).  The project started out of an orphanage in Sierra Leone. 
Alan is the fortunate father of a very special 11 year old daughter Julia, and a recreational soccer coach.  
 
    

joshua-stafford-playing-12 Director of Music Joshua Stafford. Joshua graduated from the Yale University School of  Music and  Institute of Sacred Music  with a Master’s Degree in Organ Performance and the Certificate in  Church  Music in May 2012. His  principal teachers at Yale were Thomas Murray (organ) and Jeffrey  Brillhart  (improvisation), and he was a  recipient of both a full-tuition scholarship and the Robert Baker  Award. In  2010, he received the Bachelor  of Music degree from the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in  Philadelphia, where he was a full-tuition  scholarship student of Alan Morrison.

 Joshua has performed numerous recitals across the country, including at such notable venues as  Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center, Princeton University Chapel, Ocean Grove Auditorium, Spivey Hall in Atlanta, and Ursinus College, and Chautauqua Institution. Joshua has also served as an Assistant Organist at the world’s largest organ, the Wanamaker Grand Court Organ in Philadelphia. Additionally, he has been a featured performer on the nationally syndicated radio show, Pipedreams, and WRTI’s Wanamaker Organ Hour. As a collaborative musician, Joshua has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, Curtis Symphony Orchestra, the Washington Chorus, the Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia, the Bach Collegium of Philadelphia, the Dolce Suono Ensemble, and the Buxtehude Consort.

A native of Jamestown, NY, Joshua began piano studies at the age of six. His interest in the organ was sparked at a Pipe Organ Excursion held by the Chautauqua, NY chapter of the American Guild of Organists that he attended at the age of ten. Joshua’s previous teachers include Jared Jacobsen and James Bigham. Former positions include Fellow in Music at St. Paul's, K Street, Washington, DC, Associate Director of Music at St. John the Beloved in McLean, VA, Organist and Choirmaster at St. Andrew’s Church, Stamford, CT, and Assistant Organist at St. Mark’s Church, Philadelphia.

Danielle Williams Youth Group Director Danielle Williams is a native of East Orange, New Jersey. She graduated in 2012  from Lincoln University  of PA, where she received her BS degree in Religion and Sociology. Wanting to  further her education as  she explored her options in ministry, Danielle went on to obtain her Masters.  She is currently a full time  student at Drew Theological Seminary in Madison studying for her Masters of  Divinity.
 Always having a passion for youth, Danielle is heavily involved with the youth of her community. She holds  workshops, speaks at graduations, presents at career days, and often times just goes into her middle  and high school to sit in classrooms and talk to the students about different issues. Danielle has served  in ministry in many capacities; as an ordained deacon in the Presbyterian Church, Chaplain’s Assistant,  Women’s Ministry Coordinator and Prayer Ministry leader. She has recently started to work with a young women's group on the campus of Drew with the undergraduate students. 

 

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