LEADERSHIP


You can find St. Margaret's on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stmargaretepiscopal and we can be reached at .

St. Margaret's is transitioning to a new clergy team beginning June 1, 2024. More information will follow shortly.

The Rev. Jeffery Samuel, Priest-in-Charge (as of June 1)

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OFFICE HOURS: Thursday (10 am – 3 pm) or by appointment

 

Deacon Jae Wan Chung

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OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (10 am – 3 pm) or by appointment

 

 Our Priest-in-Charge (part-time), The Rev. Christina van Liew, has gone to a new call in Ft. Worth, Texas.
 

Rev. Christina van Liew


St. Margaret’s welcomed Mother Christina van Liew as our new Priest-in-Charge (half-time) on Sept. 1, 2022. She comes to us with a long professional history of guiding people through life’s changes. In fact, she was a Nurse Care Manager for High-Risk Childbearing Families in Oregon before answering the call to ordained priesthood.

After graduating in 2004 with a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) from General Theological Seminary, she served as a Curate at St. John’s (Cold Spring Harbor); Rector at Episcopal Church of the Resurrection (Williston Park), and Interim Priest-in-Charge at both St. Thomas (Farmingdale) and St. Mark’s (Islip). She has also served on the Board of Directors of Camp DeWolfe, Diocesan Council and is a Safe Church Trainer.

Mother Christina is a trained Consultant and Clergy Coach, as well as a Certified Spiritual Director. In addition to being St. Margaret’s part-time Priest-in-Charge, she serves the Diocese of Long Island as a Consultant for other parishes in transition.

Mother Christina previously served as Chaplain for the Albertson Fire Department and trained as a Critical Incident Responder. She became Certified in Congregational Development and helped two congregations (Church of the Nativity (Mineola) and St. Andrew’s (Williston Park) merge into what is now Church of the Resurrection (Williston Park). 

Mother Christina lives in our rectory with her twin brother John.  She is a mother to two grown daughters; one lives in Texas and the other in Australia.

Years ago, a priest gave Mother Christina the nickname Xina. He explained, “X is for Christ, + ina.” She often signs emails as “MoXina.” She jokes that any resemblance to “Zena: Warrior Princess” is purely coincidental.

Mother Christina’s office hours are generally 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday) and by appointment. She is also available for pastoral emergencies.

 

Kingsley Matthew Kingsley Matthew, Music Director

Kingsley Matthew joined us in January 2024. He is a multitalented musician whose love of music and the church is evident in all he does. We are so happy to welcome him to our congregation! 

 

 

 

McGee Debbie

Debbie McGee, Cemetery Relations Coordinator

Debbie McGee serves Wednesday-Friday as the part-time Cemetery Relations Coordinator at St. Margaret’s Cemetery.  Debbie's expertise is in helping families coordinate arrangements and order markers for their loved ones. Cemetery Office hours are Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m.—3:15 p.m., and by special appointment. Contact the office at

 

  

Mary Donohue

Mary Donohue, Cemetery Relations Administrator

Mary Donohue serves Monday-Wednesday as the part-time Cemetery Relations Administrator at St. Margaret’s Cemetery. Mary's expertise is in helping families coordinate arrangements and order markers for their loved ones. Cemetery Office hours are Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m.—3:15 p.m., and by special appointment. Contact the office at

 

Groundskeeper/SextonWill Shaw DSCN0917

   ... serves as the part-time Groundskeeper/Sexton for St. Margaret's Cemetery. He maintains the extensive property in both the cemetery and on the church grounds. ... joined us on June 1, 2024, following Will Shaw's retirement after many years of faithful service at St. Margaret's.