Outside of church, Calvin loves going to the movies and considers it a spiritual practice to go once a week. Currently, Calvin lives in East Harlem with his partner, Sophie and their dog, Moses.
Sandra joined St. James’ staff at the end of January, 2017. She has many years of experience in organizational administration, most recently at the Board of Global Missions of the Methodist Church. Sandra was also at one time an assistant in the office of the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church.
Loraine Enlow joined St. James’ staff in January 2015. As Music Associate, she is responsible for the Children’s and Youth Choirs, assists with the adult choirs, and helps manage the many details that go into our vibrant music program at St. James’. Mrs. Enlow completed her undergraduate work at The New England Conservatory of Music, did graduate work at The University of Chicago in ethnomusicology, and post-graduate study in music education at both the Catholic University of America and the Hartt School of Music. She regularly serves as guest conductor and clinician for choral festivals across North America. She is also working part-time on a doctorate in Biblical Interpretation at the Jewish Theological Seminary.
Rosa Gentile has been the administrative assistant to the rector, Brenda Husson, since February 2001. But that wasn’t how Rosa first came to know St. James’. That was in the distant August of 2000 when she arrived as temporary assistant to then Associate Rectors, Craig Townsend and Susannah Smith. Working with Craig and Susannah and getting to know the parish, its people and the caring staff, all contributed to her appreciation of the synergy and the good deeds that are manifested when people work together as one caring and loving body. As administrative assistant to the rector Rosa assists parishioners in many aspects of parish matters and is typically the first person to receive requests for baptisms, weddings and funerals. Those new to the parish or life-long parishioners are sure to find a caring ear and an answer to their administrative and sometimes pastoral queries when they call her office.
Vicki has been shepherding children and families into the St. James’ community since 1997. A Band Director in her previous life, Vicki received her MA in Christian Education from the Presbyterian School of Christian Education (now Union Presbyterian Seminary) in Virginia. At St. James’, she oversees all of our family and children’s programming – helping little ones become engaged in worship, understand what it means to be Christian, and love their neighbors. Our kids are integral to all aspects of our life in the church, from music to mission and everywhere in between. When she isn’t at St. James’, Vicki loves her morning exercise time and her great big family.
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A member of the 2022-2023 cohort of the New York Service and Justice Collaborative, Eloise supports Co’Relous in all things mission. She and four other fellows live in Mt. Vernon, NY where they are graciously hosted by the congregation at the Church of the Ascension. Part of the nationwide Episcopal Service Corps, the group will spend a year in vocational discernment while learning through experience what the work of justice looks like in either the parish or non-profit context.
In 2022, Eloise graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with degrees in Political Science and Contemporary European Studies, focusing on Eastern Europe, and was able to take classes spanning many disciplines. Outside of her studies and work, Eloise’s soul is fed by art. She was Co-Director for a theatre group on campus that produced up to five shows per year, took on various roles on production staff, and occasionally performed, too!