Welcome to our Interim Vicar, the Rev. Dr. Robert (Bob) Flanagan and his wife Lanie. Father Flanagan comes to St. Peter’s with a wealth of experience as a professional interim Vicar, and will be working on a two-thirds time bases, to guide us through our continued Discernment and search to the appointment of our next permanent Vicar. He will commute from Bridgewater, CT, and fulfill all the usual duties expected of our Vicar, including pastoral care. His biography has been previously circulated to the parish. He can be reached at email@example.com
Our 8:00 a.m. services are celebrated by either a lay Minister or guest Priest each week. Communion is distributed, every Sunday. At the 9:30 services, Morning Prayer is celebrated, on the first Sunday of each month, we celebrate Holy Eucharist and Morning Prayer. There will be a sermon at every service.
Retired from law, farming, real estate, editing and publishing, Stephen Kaye has taken up music as promoting and audience. Stephen says that “The John Reid Book Club” keeps him alert to the possibilities and the meaning of infinity.
Watch Stephen’s talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVWJbwNN_dY&feature=youtu.be
Betsy Shequine, recently retired after over 40 years of the practice of law in Dutchess County, still serves as Town Justice; in the Town of Washington (Village of Millbrook); is a former Senior Warden of St. Peter’s Church, whose avocation is the study of the work of psychologist Carl Jung, and has spent many years in this study including a summer program at the Jung Institute in Kusnacht, near Zurich, in Switzerland.
Watch Betsy’s talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eeH8AvHiMQ
A North Carolina native, Tricia Mendenhall grew up between Mobile, Alabama and Short Hills, New Jersey. She graduated from Converse College in South Carolina and later attended The Corcoran School in Washington, DC. Following a lifelong interest in art, Tricia has worked in clay, gouache, graphite, and colored pencil. She worked as a scenic artist for Judith Martin’s Paper Bag Players, a children’s theater group based in New York City. After raising three children in Manhattan, she moved to the Millbrook area with her husband, Greg. They are loving the country life, which includes attending St. Peter’s Church where Tricia has the privilege of serving as a Lay Eucharistic Minister.
Watch Tricia’s talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuHgNOEIHWA
And a closer look at her art here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQ-JZoUmPgQ
Born in New Zealand, John Reid was educated there and as Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, as well as on cricket fields and rugby grounds. Was an economist and strategic planner in New York and London with WR Grace and Pfizer before general management in India and Bangladesh and thence to further strategic planning with Colgate, general management in Greece, the UK and Australia/South East Asia before back to New York as CTO / Exec VP for R&D, IT and the Supply Chain. In retirement, Associate Professor at NYU and several directorships of for profit and not for profit boards. Lucky husband of Claire and father of Thomas and Christopher, plus Grandfather to their delightful offspring. Along the way was confirmed in the Presbyterian church in New Zealand, an Elder in our non-denominational church in Bangladesh, elder in First Presbyterian in Princeton and Warden here at St. Peter’s.
Watch John’s talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spde517WpCU
Walter Cadette is an economist who had a 25-year career at the Morgan bank forecasting economic and financial trends. After he retired, he was senior scholar at the Levy Institute at Bard College and adjunct professor at Columbia University. He has been a member of many hospital system investment committees, chairman of the board at the Ferncliff nursing home, and a founding board member at Grace Church Immigrant Outreach. Prior to joining Morgan, Cadette was a foreign service officer, with tours of duty in Washington and Central America. He was educated at Fordham, Georgetown, and New York University. He and his wife Joan live in Millbrook village.
Watch Walter’s talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ySwOmdzUag
This Lent we invited the parishioners and friends of St. Peter’s to explore the questions “What do we mean when we say we believe in God?” and “How is God present in different spheres of life?”. We thank our speakers and all attendees for their participation, and invite you to watch the recordings of the sessions on this page.