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Our Vestry

Stacey Stuart, Co-Warden

Stacey is a year round resident of Nantucket and a lifelong Episcopalian, who in addition to serving on the vestry, is also an usher and chair of the Fellowship Committee. Born and raised in Southern Pines, North Carolina, she first cameto Nantucket in 1978, and immediately fell in love with this beautiful island. She left the island in 1985, and her travels took her to Texas, Minneapolis, and South Carolina. In 1998, Stacey’s life brought her back to the island, and she moved here permanently in 2005. She has discovered that her family dates back to a direct descendent of Tristram Coffin. She believes this might explain why, from the first time she arrived on the island, she felt Nantucket was home. Since 2002, Stacey has worked as the special events manager at the Nantucket Historical Association. Her love of the island keeps her active in many aspects of the community, where she willingly helps promote and support the island with her enthusiasm for Nantucket, history, and hospitality.

In 2009, it was with great happiness that Stacey married Peter J. Greenhalgh, and they reside in Polpis. Stacey enjoys cooking, being outdoors - especially on the water, and entertaining friends with Peter at their home.

Lou Gennaro, Co-Warden

Lou and his wife Dottie have been active members of St. Paul’s since 2005, when they made Nantucket their year round residence after living in Sudbury, MA for 23 years. Lou enjoyed a successful management and executive career in the computer and high technology industry and earned a BA from Fordham University and an MBA from Long Island University. He has served as Search Committee Chair for the last two Rector searches at St. Paul, as well as six years on Vestry, and committee work with the Finance Committee and the EMC. Additionally, Lou serves as the President of the Habitat for Humanity, Nantucket Board and Treasurer of the Palliative and Supportive Care of Nantucket Board (PASCON.) Dottie and Lou have three married daughters and four energetic grandchildren, and are thankful for the opportunity for parish service at St. Paul’s and community service on Nantucket.

Frank Robinson, Treasurer

Born and educated in Virginia (Hampden-Sydney College, University of Virginia School of Law), Frank joined a small Wall Street municipal bond law firm in 1967. For almost 50 years, he practiced law in New York City with that firm and, following mergers, as a partner at Brown & Wood and Sidley Austin, before retiring in 2016. He and his wife Sharon, an artist, lived for 20 years each in Larchmont, New York, where he served on the vestry and as warden of St. John’s Episcopal Church, and New Canaan, Connecticut, and summered in Nantucket for 40 years before becoming year-round residents in 2014. They have four children and three grandchildren. On Nantucket, he volunteers for the Food Pantry, Food Rescue and Habitat for Humanity. Avocations include surfcasting, tennis and skiing. 

 

Pam Goddard, Clerk 

Pam was born and raised in Texas, graduated summa cum laude from Texas A&M University with a degree in German literature, and considers herself extremely fortunate to have made the decision not to continue working for the C.I.A., instead making her way to Nantucket Island in the spring of 1993. She met her husband, Eric, that same year, and after spending the following winters in Portugal and then Switzerland, they settled on Nantucket year-round. They joined St. Paul's in April 1995, and were married there shortly thereafter. Pam and Eric have three children, Keaton, Zachary, and Tierney, who are all lifelong members of St. Paul's. Though she never made it to the other C.I.A.(Culinary Institute of America), Pam did work as a baker at Espresso Cafe and the Ship's Inn before starting her own business. If cake is served at coffee hour, chances are it was made by her. She has volunteered for numerous organizations over the years in many capacities, none more important than one of her current roles as the behind-the-scenes support person for the Town Crier. When she is not in the kitchen or at the gym, Pam enjoys spending time with her family, no matter what they are doing, as well as traveling, reading, and watching the Red Sox or the Patriots. 

Cece Fowler

Originally from California, Cece Fowler has lived in Houston for 37 years and summered on Nantucket since 2002. For much of her career, she focused on non-profit fundraising and governance, while serving in a volunteer capacity for organizations in Houston, Washington, D.C., and Nantucket. Though now retired, she continues as an active volunteer. Cece holds a Bachlor of Arts from the University of Southern California and a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing and literature from Bennington College.

Cece and her husband, Mack, have two grown children.

Robert Inglis

Robert was born in Edenton North Carolina and raised on a family farm. He grew up as an Episcopalian. Robert took his high school education at a Quaker boarding school in greater Philadelphia and came back to North Carolina to give engineering school a short try. He subsequently worked for about five years each in agriculture, commercial fishing, and construction. In 1989 he married Alison Golding on Nantucket and moved to the island full time in 1991. With the move to Nantucket he took up a new field of work at the then new Surfside Wastewater Treatment Plant. He has held a variety of positions both at the Surfside and Siasconset WWTPs and currently serves as manager of the S’sconset plant. During his employment with the Town of Nantucket he completed a bit more education with a Certificate in Public Administration.

 Robert attended St Paul’s Nantucket with less regularity in his first years on the island and has grown more regular in attendance. For years, Robert has served as a lay reader at St. Paul’s, and, as a result, should be a familiar face to parishioners. Robert has two children Maya – who also lives on Nantucket – and Ashleigh who currently has a teaching fellowship in Dorchester, MA.

Sandra Keys

Sandra was born in Pensacola, FL, and followed her parents wherever the Marine Corps chose to send them, instilling in a lifelong love of going to new places and meeting new people. In her junior year in high school she lived with a family in Turkey as a foreign exchange student, and then earned an AB at Douglass College. She then moved to Nashville, TN earning a master’s degree in English instruction from Vanderbilt moving on to teach British Literature at The Harpeth Hall School. She and her Husband Marshall then moved to Jackson, MS, with thier first child Emily where she began writing scripts for programs televised by Mississippi ETV. This lead to her producing multimedia presentations for a large capital campaign, which turned into work in corporate communications. She soon had enough clients to establish my own public relations company. Having had a delectable taste of business but realizing thatshe knew very little about it, she earned an MBA from Harvard Business School while at the same time her family including their son David moved to Cambridge, MA.

After Harvard she began work as a portfolio manager with Gardner and Preston Moss, in Boston, also working on pioneering projects to automate investment decisions. In 1989 she left Gardner to start my own investment management company with partners in London that specialized in managing US equities for large institutional clients based in London and Scotland as well as managing a number of retirement and trust accounts in the US. In 2003, the lure of Nantucket lead her to retire from the money management business and focus on the other things in life that she enjoys especially her granddaughters Annabelle and Adelaide, as well as gardening, sailing, reading and travel.


Martin McKerrow

Martin and his wife, Toni, moved to Nantucket in 2007, after summering here since 1966. He concluded his 36-year career in the financial services industry in 2006, when he retired from Neuberger Berman, where he served as a managing director. In addition to serving on the St. Paul’s Church Vestry, Martin serves as the board chair of Bloomfield College (New Jersey) and president of Nantucket Community Sailing. He is on the executive committee of the Nantucket Shellfish Association and a Governor of the Nantucket Yacht Club. He earned a Bachelor of Arts at Kenyon College and a Master of Business Administration at Columbia University.

The McKerrows have been married for 50 years. They have two sons and five wonderful grandchildren. He is an enthusiastic amateur photographer and, together, Toni and Martin enjoy traveling, gardening, golf, and water activities.


Larry Smith

Larry has lived and worked in Washington DC for more than 45 years. He began his career on Capitol Hill where he served in a variety of positions culminating in his appointment as U.S. Senate Sergeant-at-Arms. After leaving the Senate, he was active in government relations work and went on to found Legislative Strategies Inc., where he continues to serve as president. The firm helps its clients understand how the legislative and executive branches function, how to approach legislators, and how to develop strategies with regard to their own concerns. 

As a long-time Washington resident, Larry served on the vestry of St. Columba’s Episcopal Church where he headed its Buildings and Grounds Committee. He also sang in three of its choirs, a practice he continues at St. Paul’s. 

Larry and his wife Ann Colgrove (who serves as St. Paul’s Director of Music) were married at St. Paul’s in 1996. They acquired property here in 1999 and have been full-time members of St. Paul’s since 2011. Larry finds himself on island on the weekends and in Washington during the weeks that Congress is in session.

Phil Smith

Phil Smith and his wife, Ann, have been long time summer residents of Nantucket and parishioners at St. Paul’s for over 18 years. Phil has been active in the Episcopal Church for many years serving as a vestry member and the treasurer of the Church of the Heavenly Rest in New York City. After moving to lower Manhattan, he and Ann joined The Church of the Ascension where he is also on the vestry.

Phil Smith

Phil attended Tabor Academy and then Stevens Institute of Technology where he received a degree in Mechanical Engineering. His business career began at The Bank of New York, where he worked for over 15 years. Since then, he has worked in investment banking and is currently with a boutique firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions and capital raising for middle market firms in the healthcare information technology sector.

Phil was recently elected Trustee Emeritus after stepping down from the board of Tabor Academy after 30 years where he had served as its treasurer and chairman of its Finance and Trusteeship Committees. He currently is on the board of the Nantucket Shellfish Association and is a member of the Nantucket Yacht Club.

Phil and Ann have three children and their residence is now in Nantucket with a pied-à-terre in Manhattan and they split their time between these two islands. Phil is an enthusiastic sailor and late in the day can often be found on the waters of Nantucket Harbor. He is also a golfer and enjoys a game of pool. Ann serves as president of Postpartum Support International and has worked for Planned Parenthood for many years. 

 

 

Luke Thornewill 

Luke was born in England in 1961. His Father was a rector in the Anglican Church before they immigrated to Louisville, Kentucky in 1966. Luke graduated the University of Kentucky, College of Architecture in 1987. He married Carrie at the Sconset Chapel. They have a 11 year old son Wes. Luke is on the Soccer board and very involved with coaching and refereeing for Nantucket soccer Club and the growth of this sport for kids. He has lived on Nantucket full time since 1992. Luke and Carrie have an architectural design/build company which was established in 1994. They both love this island and community.

 

Jean Wagley

Jean and her husband, John, are year-round residents of Nantucket, living in an 1812 house with their beloved pets, Joe Cocker and Fricka. She has served on the St. Paul's Church Befrienders, Altar and Wedding Guilds, Long RangeJean Wagley
Planning, Summer Fair, Christmas Market, and Capital Campaign committees. A graduate of Finch College with a Bachelor of Arts in art history, Jean worked in New York City for many years in the financial community with corporate/personal art collections and art/humanities family trusts. She served as treasurer of the National Society of Colonial Dames and as an alternate on the Nantucket Planning Board. Jean is a direct descendant of original Nantucket purchasers Thomas Mayhew and Christopher Hussey.

 Cathy Ward

Catherine (Cathy) Ward moved to Nantucket from West Orange, New Jersey, in 2010, after having been a summer resident since 1983. She spent nearly 40 years in the health care industry, including research at National Institutes of Health, then moving into the pharmaceutical industry as Vice President of Sales, Marketing, Training and Development, and Operations with Roche Labs and Yamanouchi Pharma America. She was president of the RJO Group, a New York City communications company, prior to starting her own healthcare consulting company, and finally retiring to Nantucket. Now a full time resident of Nantucket, she is president of the board of directors for the Hospital Thrift Shop, a member of the Quality Assurance Committee, the Patient and Family Advisory Council and the Hospital Advisory Council at Nantucket Cottage Hospital, she also serves as an advisor on the board of Nantucket Community Sailing. Cathy is a member of the Altar Guild and Flower Ministry at St. Paul’s Church, a member of the communication committee of the Community Foundation for Nantucket, and is the project organizer for the Egan Nantucket Maritime Festival.

Cathy has a son, daughter-in-law, and two granddaughters in Connecticut, and a son in Alabama. She enjoys playing bridge with various groups on Nantucket, gardening, fishing, and basket weaving.

Scott Widmeyer

Scott Widmeyer has had an extensive career in the communications field.  For several decades, he has been a trusted advisor to top leaders in American politics, business, education and labor.  

Scott founded Widmeyer Communications in 1988, and sold his company in 2013 to Finn Partners. With 550 employees, Finn has practice areas devoted to consumer/tech/finance, education, public affairs, social responsibility, travel/lifestyle, research and digital/creative. Finn is now the fastest growing independent firm in its field with 14 offices in the U.S. and Europe.  At Finn Partners, Scott is a Founding Managing Partner, and he serves on the management council while advising key clients in education, public affairs and crisis relations. 

Scott is active in many civic and philanthropic efforts and plays a key role on numerous boards including Chair of the School of Media and Public Affairs at the George Washington University and Chair of the Capital Campaign for the College of Media at West Virginia University from where he graduated in 1975.  Other honors bestowed to Widmeyer include the Diversity Distinction award from PR Week/Council of PR Firms, PR News Hall of Fame, the Governor's Distinguished West Virginian Award and induction into the WVU Academy of Distinguished Alumni, the University's highest award. 

His Nantucket journey first began in the 1980s when he started visiting the island for summer holidays, and in 2014, he and his partner, Alan Yount, bought a home in Tom Nevers where they now spend about one-third of the year. Most recently, Scott and Alan co-published A Walk Around Nantucket, America's first island resort-centric adult coloring book.  The book (www.colormenantucket.com) has sold thousands of copies and is now in its second printing. Scott has been regularly attending St. Paul's as a "summer resident" since 2013, and he looks forward to getting more involved in the church community.  

To reach a vestry member, please contact the Church Office.