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Richard James Robÿn


Father Rick is the twelfth rector of St. Mary's, serving the parish since August 2017. He was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and graduated from Loyola University New Orleans (BA ’97) and the General Theological Seminary (M.Div. ’07) of the Episcopal Church. After seminary, he served as curate at the Church of the Resurrection in Manhattan.

Before coming to Tuxedo, Father Rick served as the 31st rector of Trinity Church Oxford in Philadelphia. Founded in 1698 and built in 1711, it is one of the oldest and most historic churches in the country. A special joy for him at Trinity was working with the children, teaching the faith while watching them grow in discipleship.

Outside of his work as a priest, Father Rick has a passion for history, historic preservation, music, travel and gardening. He is married to Pete Datos, who serves as an operations executive in New York City. Pete enjoys the traditions of the Episcopal church, singing in the choir, and the many opportunities for fellowship.


St. Mary's is governed by a vestry, the legal representative of the parish with regard to all matters pertaining to its corporate property. It is comprised of two wardens and nine members, who are elected by the parish at our annual meeting to serve two and three year terms, respectively. The basic responsibilities of the vestry are to help define and articulate the mission of the parish, to support the church's mission by word and deed, to ensure effective organization, and to manage resources and finances.

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  • Matthew Hlavka, Senior Warden

  • William Mincey, Junior Warden

  • Frank Favia, Treasurer, '20

  • Lili Neuhauser, Clerk, '20

  • John Cassis '19

  • Calvin DeMond '19

  • Elyse Fuller '19

  • Jane Garofano '21

  • Sue Heywood '21

  • Elizabeth Ochieng ‘21

  • Bill Steinmann '20

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Edwin H. Cromey

Rector Emeritus

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Ida Payne

Director of Preschool

Pre-School Teachers

  • Carole Cleary

  • Cindy Dinan

  • Michelle Kayser

  • Amanda Rabolli

Organist and Choirmaster

Read about upcoming changes in our music program leadership here.

Section Leaders

  • Aileen Mahoney, Soprano

  • Barbara Anderson, Alto

  • Alex Wise, Tenor

  • Jeffrey Peter Knight, Bass

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Lisa Favia

Parish Administrator

Other Staff Members

  • Tony Mirabile, Custodian

  • Natalia Mouryn, Bookkeeper

  • Aivars Silins, Maintenance

Ministry Chairs

Various areas of parish life are overseen by committees and led by a chairperson.

  • Altar Guild and V. Davis Flower Fund - Wendy Favia

  • Buildings & Grounds, Churchyard Manager - Greg Stevens

  • Sunday School - Jenn Creamer

  • Communications - Pete Datos

  • Finance - Frank Favia and Matthew Hlavka

  • Outreach - Sue Heywood

  • Pastoral Care - open

  • Youth Fellowship - Charlotte Worthy and Terryanne Gmelch