John Beier, Senior Warden

John Beier is recently returned to Trinity and is a faithful member of the Choir. John served the church in several capacities in past years. He was on the Vestry at Trinity Woodbridge, participated in two search committees, was secretary of Vestry at Trinity and the Northern Convocation. HJohn Beier is recently returned to Trinity (in his first time here, he was Secretary of the Vestry from 1996 to 1998).  While attending the Church of the Holy Comforter in Rahway, he was Secretary from 2002 to 2005; he also taught Sunday School and was on the Vestry and Search Committee, finally working on the merger with St. Paul’s in Rahway from 2006 to 2010.  He attended Trinity Church in Woodbridge from 2010 to 2018 and was on their Vestry for one year in 2013, Search Committee in 2015 and delegate to Northern Convocation.  Back home in Cranford, he is a faithful member of the Choir and is currently on Vestry.  He is a Senior Property Manager for the Federal Government and offers a wealth of experience and wisdom.  John and his wife Carol live in Cranford; their daughter Sophie is away at college.  He loves farming and singing.e is a Senior Property Manager for the Federal Government and offers a wealth of experience and wisdom. John and his wife Carol live in Cranford, and their daughter Sophie is at College. He loves farming and singing.

Al Lehmkuhl, Junior Warden

Al Lehmkuhl has been Warden (one term) and Vestry member (2 terms), and is currently a co-chair of the Stewardship Committee. A member of the congregation since 1976, he has been Youth Advisor (with his wife JoAnn) in the 70’s & early 80’s, Sunday School teacher in the 80’s, Acolyte Warden for 10 years in the mid 80’s & 90’s, President of the Open Circle (a social group at Trinity) early 80’s, in charge of raising funds for the Organ refurbishment in the 90’s, worked on Major Gifts Committee for the Church renovation mid-2000’s, and server with the Outreach Committee at St. John’s, Elizabeth. He is currently a choir member (for the last 25 years), and a member of the Men’s Group. Personal info: Al is a cradle Episcopalian; he is married to JoAnn, and they have 3 children (Jennifer, Peter & James). Before retirement, he was owner of Galaxy Coach Limousine Co. for 32 years; he has extensive experience in scheduling and working with people

Elizabeth Broccoli

Elizabeth Broccoli joined Trinity in 2015, along with her husband, Victor, and son, Elliott. She has been an usher, a lay reader, a member of the Trinity Bell Choir, and a member of the Alter Guild. Elizabeth is originally from Oxford, Ohio, but earned her BA in History and Political Science at Boston University (2017) and a JD at Tulane University Law School (2010). She works at John Jay College of Criminal Justice where she is the Associate Director of the Pre-Law Institute and Center for Post-Graduate Opportunities.

Holly Ives

Holly Ives was born and raised in Cranford and was confirmed at Trinity Church.  She has been active in the Vestry, ECW, Breakfast with Santa, Stewardship Committee, and past Service Auction committees.  She currently co-chairs the ECW.  Holly recently retired as registered nurse at Overlook Hospital after 35 years.

Linda Kurdilla, Clerk

Linda Kurdilla was born and raised in Cranford and baptized and confirmed here at Trinity Church. She is currently a Stephen Minister as well as a member of the Altar Guild, ECW, and Ushers. Previously she served as Senior Warden of the Vestry, past President of the ECW, Diocese Convention delegate, Northern Convocation delegate, Discernment Committee member, Counter, and Service Auction committee member. Linda has been the Executive Assistant/Office Manager to the CEO of a mortgage company for the last 25 years. 

Lisa Marie LaGreca

Lisa Marie LaGreca currently serves Trinity Church as an Usher, Lector and Counter. She also served on the Discernment Committee. Lisa, her wife Allison (current Seminarian), Connor and Daniel began attending Trinity Church in 2010. Lisa and her family reside in Clark since 2009. She is an active Volunteer CASA Member (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for Foster Kids in Union County specializing in Youth age bracket. Lisa currently works at ADP (Automatic Data Processing) for over 16 years migrating clients onto a robust Human Capital Management platform for their PR, HR, Benefits and Recruiting needs. Lisa is a Mentor at her job and an active member of ADP’s Pride Committee. During her downtime, Lisa enjoys walking, reading and is currently trying to embrace and enhance her culinary skills while Allison is attending GTS. 

Marion Nechuta

Marion Nechuta has been a member of the parish since 1985.  Currently she is Co–Superintendent of Sunday School.  She has taught teaching Sunday School for 30 years, and currently teaches the Pre–K to Kindergarten Class.  In the past, she has taught Confirmation, and has been part of the Executive Building Committee for Trinity II.  In 2012, she became the Committee Chair for Outreach and continues to serve in that position.  In the past, she served on Vestry for 3 years and was Junior Warden for 2 years.  She is married to Terry Nechuta and has two children, Erich and Danielle. She was formerly a Lutheran but was received into the Episcopal Church. For the last 14 years, she has been working in the Roselle Park School District as a cook, organizer, and shipper of meals for the students.  Currently, she is ending her term and would like to continue on Vestry.  She writes: “For the last 4 years, I have served on Vestry and would like to continue.  Being on Vestry gives you a unique look at what goes on in Trinity and fills mye desire to help the congregation where needed.”

Sydney O'Hagan

Sydney O’Hagan has been a member of Trinity Church parish since 2013.  She currently serves as a lector and Sunday school teacher.  Sydney, her husband Eamonn, and her two daughters, Katherine and Jane reside in Cranford.  Sydney is a Girl Scout leader of two troops, creator of the Walnut Avenue School Garden Club, and owner of a cooking business “The Nearly New Yorkers” that recently hosted the Trinity Church banquet.  Sydney currently works as an attorney in a civil litigation practice in New York City.  In her downtime, she loves to read, garden, cook, and spend as much time with her family as possible.  

Dr. Arthur Patchett

Art Patchett and his wife Lois joined Trinity Church in 1963.  They lived in Cranford and then Westfield.  Lois died in 2008 and Art now lives in the Lantern Hill retirement center in New Providence.  Art worked for the pharmaceutical company Merck for 43 years and retired as their Vice President of Medicinal Chemistry.  Art played an active role in rebuilding Trinity Church several years ago and in recent improvements made in the TEDS building.  He has served on the vestry and finance committee most recently since 2016.

Dianne Pecoraro

Dianne Pecoraro began attending Trinity Church in January 2011. She has been a member of the Vestry from 2013-2015. Dianne is also a member of the discernment committee, which has been interviewing possible candidates for an interim priest and preparing the profile for Trinity Church. In the summer of 2012, she assisted with the Vacation Bible Session. Since the Fall of 2012, Dianne has been teaching Sunday school classes. This past year, she became Co-Superintendent, with Marion Nechuta, for the Sunday School. She has been a lector since 2012. She is also a member of the Outreach Committee and has volunteered on Sandwich Sundays. She has worked at Merck as a patent attorney since 1996. Her children, Salvatore (12) and Danielle (9), received their Communion at Trinity Church. Sal is an acolyte and lector. Danielle attends Sunday School, while Sal is studying for his Confirmation.

Daniel Rivera

Daniel Rivera is an enthusiastic member of Trinity Episcopal Church and currently serves on our Vestry and as a Eucharistic Minister. Dan is married to Kavita and they live in Cranford with their two children; Matthew and Eliza. He offers significant Information Technology skills and was part of the committee that worked on Trinity's new website. 

Casey Woodruff

Casey Woodruff and his two sons, Miles (5) and Calvin (11), joined Trinity in 2017.  After spending a year at General Theological Seminary in 2015, Casey joined the Attorney General’s Office, where he represents the Division of Child Protection in cases involving child abuse or neglect.  In his free time, he enjoys playing guitar and bass, and spending time with his sons.

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