Synod Staff

Staff Directory

The synod staff works with congregations in candidacy, the call process, formation, leadership development, stewardship, evangelism, church finance, property administration, congregational management, and conflict resolution. The staff also maintains the roster and carries out work in accounting and communication.

Office Staff

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Chief Operating Officer
Phone: 212-870-2375
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S. Dcn. Gayle Ruege
Executive Assistant to the Bishop
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The Rev. Gladys Díaz
Assistant to the Bishop for the Bronx, Southwest Nassau, Tappan Zee, Western Nassau, and Western Queens Conferences
Phone: 212-870-2377 
Cell Phone: 917-975-2878 
 
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Branden Dupree 
Assistant to the Bishop/Director for Evangelical Mission
Phone: 212-870-2384
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Roberto Lara
Assistant to the Bishop for Communications & Development
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The Rev. Christopher Mietlowski
Assistant to the Bishop for the Delaware-Hudson, Eastern Nassau, Hudson, Peconic, Staten Island, and Western Suffolk Conferences
Phone: 212-870-2374 
Cell Phone: 917-975-4463 
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The Rev. Kevin Vandiver
Phone: 212-870-2381 
Cell Phone: 917-975-8846 
 
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S. Dcn. Donna-Mari Fieldsa
Director for Finance, Administration and Grant Management
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Mark Goodwin
Synod-Owned Property Management
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Regina Daniels
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 212-870-2385
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Kaitlin Kowalec
Administrative Assistant for Communications & Events
 
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María Rodas
Administrative Assistant
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