St. Matthew’s is served by one full-time priest, a vocational deacon, and three other part-time positions, in addition to the many people who volunteer their time for the church.
We are currently in transition at St. Matthew’s, as we look for our new rector. St. Matthew’s is very excited about the future of our parish, and the possibilities of who will lead us as we continue to do God’s work in the world!
The Rev. Deacon Shelly Banner
Deacon Shelly is a vocational (permanent) deacon who was ordained in 2005 from the first class of deacons and priests that were educated through the CNY Diocesan Formation program. As a non-stipendiary deacon, she is also bi-vocational and teaches music part-time in a parochial school in Oswego .
Passionate about learning, it is never surprising to find her reading in her non-committed time. Equally passionate about gardening, singing, traveling and time spent with friends and family, her idea of a joy filled occasion is when any number of them combine.
Parish Administrator & Communications Coordinator
Whether with the organ, the piano or directing the choir, Jennifer uses her talent to make beautiful music for our congregation every Sunday.
Bill keeps St. Matthew’s looking good. In addition to performing regular cleaning, Bill also sets up the parish hall for various activities.