FR AUSTIN TITUS, PASTOR
Rev. Austin E Titus III has been serving as the pastor of The Epiphany Parish since August 2015. He served as pastor at Holy Family Church in Staten Island from July 2003-2015 and as Parochial Vicar at St. Rita Church in Staten Island from 1997-2003. Prior to that, he was a Parochial Vicar at St. Frances of Rome in the Bronx from his ordination in 1992 until 1997. Before becoming a priest Father Titus worked as a CPA at Price Waterhouse and Depository Trust Co. He graduated with a BBA from St Bonaventure University in 1973.
FR JIM MAYZIK S.J. PAROCHIAL VICAR
Fr Jim Mayzik SJ arrived at Epiphany in the Fall of 2017. After graduating from Georgetown University, he entered the Society of Jesus, where he earned degrees in philosophy and theology. Upon ordination, he studied film production at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and upon graduation, he joined the faculty of Fairfield University as a professor of film. During his tenure there he founded the Film, Television and Media Arts Program, became director of the Media Center, and founded and directed the Ignatian Residential College. He has written, produced, and directed numerous short and feature-length narrative and documentary films, web series and promotional videos. He served as a weekend assistant priest in Staten Island for over 25 years.
MSGR TOM MODUGNO RESIDENT PRIEST
Msgr. Thomas Modugno retired in 2013 after serving for 21 years as pastor of St. Monica’s in Manhattan. He was named regional vicar for East Manhattan in 2007. He was director for the archdiocesan Society for the Propagation of the Faith, 1980-1992. He was parochial vicar at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, 1977-1980; Blessed Sacrament, Staten Island, 1970-1977; Assumption, Staten Island, 1966-1969; and St. Joseph’s, Croton Falls, 1966. He was named a monsignor in 1990. He currently celebrates Mass and resides at Epiphany, and we are so happy to have him!
DEBBIE KEOGH DIRECTOR OF FAITH FORMATION
Debbie was born and raised in the West Midlands, UK. After graduating college with a BA (Hons) in Business Management, Debbie moved around the UK, living and working in London and Leeds, with her husband, and two daughter Ashleigh and Lauryn. In 2009, the family crossed the pond, to New York, where they tried to blend in as New Yorkers. With her daughter attending the Epiphany School, Debbie embarked on her volunteer efforts, firstly as co-chair of the Epiphany School Family Association, and then through Epiphany Parish. Debbie joined the Ladies of Charity in 2016 and later started her ASK ministry (a senior information and advocacy service). She was appointed to Epiphany’s Making All Things New Committee, an archdiocesan effort to have parishes collaborate with one another in the city. She became involved in the Epiphany Renew effort, serving on various committees to revive ministries in the parish. Debbie participated in a conference in Nova Scotia of the Divine Renovation movement, and subsequently served on an interim committee to transform Epiphany on the Divine Renovation model. She was certified as a catechist in the church, and joined the religious education team at Epiphany for public and private school students.
Debbie was named Epiphany’s Director of Faith Formation in May 2019. She is excited to provide Faith Formation for children and families, to develop Epiphany’s Young Adult community, to host New York’s first Alpha programs for the Catholic Church and to start Epiphany’s Youth Ministry.
JACK COEN DIRECTOR OF MUSIC and ORGANIST
John (Jack) Daniel Coen is an organist, pianist and composer based in New York City. In 2016 he graduated summa cum laude from the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University. For the past two years he was the music director and organist at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church in Croton-on-Hudson. He has interned as an organist at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Jack is both a composer and lyricist in BMI's Lehman Engel Workshop in Musical Theatre Writing where he received the 2018 Harrington Award for outstanding creative achievement in musical theatre writing. Stephen Sondheim has said Jack’s work is “remarkably craftsmanlike,” and “skillful and graceful.” He has received several commissions, notably from pianist Craig Nies, and violinists Mary Grace Johnson and Matthew Lammers.
NATALIE PAWELEK, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF MUSIC and CANTOR
Natalie Pawelek is thrilled to be on staff at Epiphany as Youth Choir Director, Assistant Director and Cantor. Originally from Corpus Christi, Texas, Natalie began singing at Epiphany in 2013, shortly after moving to pursue her Masters in Music at New Jersey City University. After graduating, Natalie became more involved with Epiphany's music ministry, co-founding the Youth Choir as assistant director, and soon after, assuming the role of director. It is an honor and a privilege working with Epiphany's young singers, Fr. Austin, Fr. Jim, Msgr. Modugno and our Director of Music, Jack Coen.
JANET BITNER OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR
FIDEL RIVERA FACILITIES MANAGER
Eucharistic Ministers: Rich Iannacone email@example.com
Lectors: Fr Jim Mayzik SJ firstname.lastname@example.org
Altar Servers: Joe Torre email@example.com
Hospitality Ministers: Rich Iannacone firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome Ministry: Nancy Benedetto email@example.com
Sunday Coffee and Donuts: Nancy Benedetto firstname.lastname@example.org
Young Adults & Alpha: Kyle Fitzpatrick email@example.com
Social Outreach: Kim Salvo firstname.lastname@example.org
Interfaith Ministry: Mary Shea email@example.com
Youth Group Ministry: Kristal Garcia firstname.lastname@example.org
Spirituality Committee: Joanne Cunneen email@example.com
Events Committee: Joe Torre firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Talks: Fr Jim Mayzik SJ email@example.com
Parish Leadership: Fr Jim Mayzik SJ firstname.lastname@example.org
Legion of Mary: Mary Harrington email@example.com
Contemplative Prayer: Tom Carroll firstname.lastname@example.org
Spirituality Library: Helen Orzuchowski email@example.com
Bereavement Ministry: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pocket Prayer Shawl Ministry email@example.com