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P.O. Box 366, 3328 Franklin Avenue
Millbrook, New York 12545

Tel: P 845.677.3064, F 845.677.3134

Who We Are


The Reverend Dr. Matthew Calkins

If you need to contact Father Matt, he may be reached by calling the church office at (845) 677- 3064, the rectory at (845) 677-5414, or his cell phone at (203) 216-2287, or Email: or

The Reverend Canon J. Elliott Lindsley, Associate Priest 


Cindy Schmoke, Secretary

Contact the church office at (845) 677-3064 or Email

Denise Bassen, Organist
Denise comes to us most recently from the Church of the Holy Trinity in Poughkeepsie.  Denise has twenty-three years’ experience as a church musician in Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, and Episcopal congregations. She has been an instructor of keyboard music at the Dutchess Community College Music School and the Poughkeepsie Day school; she continues to teach piano, organ and voice privately in Hopewell Junction. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Mannes College of Music on New York City, and a Master’s degree in Music Performance in Organ from Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York, where she was a student of the late Jonathan E. Biggers. Denise has furthered her studies in choral conducting at the Long Island Choral Society with Ann Howard Jones, and at the Centre d’Art Polyphonique in Alsace, France. She was a member of the American Symphony Chorus in a performance of Brahms’ Song of Fate at Carnegie Hall with Leopold Stokowski at the podium, and sang under the baton of Richard Westenberg for a performance of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana.

Dave Swift, Facilities Manager

Dave comes to us from Grace Smith House, where he serves as the Child Advocate. He is also the Head Cross Country and Track and Field coach at Spackenkill High School, and the Regional Coordinator at the Institute for Basic Research in Staten Island.

Evelyn Garzetta, Hispanic Community Organizer and Latino Outreach Chair


Grace Church Vestry, The governing body of the church.

  • Warden, Kathryn Calame
  • Warden, Barbara Rudy
  • Treasurer, Cathy Shanks, Class of 2018
  • Lynda Boissey, Class of 2018
  • Pamela Freeman, Class of 2016
  • Evelyn Garzetta, Class of 2016
  • Nanci Kryzak, Class of 2017
  • John Lacey, Class of 2017
  • Ron Mustello, Class of 2018
  • Kyle Van De Water, Class of 2017
  • Beth Willis, Class of 2016

Task Forces and Programs


  • Brenda deMartine
  • Pamela Freeman
  • Betty Rae Nittiskie
  • Janelle Styles

Lay Server Scheduler:

  • Joan McGilvray – 8:00 a.m. service
  • Evelyn Garzetta – 10:00 a.m. service

Hospitality Committee:

  • Jean Hayes
  • Katherine Mustello
  • Betty Rae Nittiskie

Altar Guild:

  • Jean Hayes, Director
  • Susan Quigley, Flower Chairperson
  • Dorothy Knapp, Secretary

Web Masters:

  • Pam Freeman
  • Alexander Podmaniczky

Grace Notes:

  • Jim Sweeny