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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.

Pam Goddard, Co-Warden

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. 

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. 

Dual Macintyre, Clerk 

Dual and his wife Penny retired to Nantucket in 1995 following a 36 year career at AT&T and its affiliates. He is a graduate of Princeton University and the Executive Program in Business Administration at Columbia University. Dual also served for 30 years in the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserve, retiring with the rank of Captain. He has served on the boards of many island organizations and Town commissions and currently serves on the boards of the Tom Nevers Civic Association and the Property Owner's Association of Tom Nevers East. He is the co-author of the Guide to Historical Records and Genealogical Resources of Nantucket, Massachusetts, which was published in 1999 by the Nantucket Historical Association. He is also the author of Doctor Mac: Letters Home from a Navy Surgeon, published in May, 2013. A life-long Episcopalian, he has served on the Vestry, as Treasurer and now as Clerk of the Vestry. His hobbies include gardening, genealogy and beekeeping. Penny and Dual have two grown children and three wonderful grandchildren.  

Ken Beaugrand

Ken was born in New York City. He graduated from Brown University with a B.A, from Columbia Law School with a J
.D. and from the University of London with a Masters in International Law.

He started work as a lawyer with Willkie Farr & Gallagher in New York City. Then he was in international finance, living and working in Switzerland, England, France, Holland, the Bahamas and Japan before moving to Canada. In Canada he was in the life insurance business, retiring from that career as President and CEO of the US operations of Manulife Financial.

Having spent many summers on Nantucket, Ken and his wife Gussie moved to Nantucket in 1994 when he purchased Nantucket Real Estate Co which he subsequently merged into Atlantic East Nantucket Real Estate.

He has been a director and President of the Chamber of Commerce, a member of the ad hoc committee that created the school housing project, a director of Housing Nantucket, a Vice President and Trustee of the Nantucket Historical Association, and Chair of the Westmoor Club board.

He is currently Chair of the Community Preservation Committee, Chair of the Nantucket Preservation Trust, the President of the Nantucket Association of Real Estate Brokers and Vice president and director of the Nantucket Rotary Club. He is a former Treasurer and Senior Warden and currently Chair of the Long Range Planning Committee of St. Paul’s.

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.

Lucy Apthrop Leske

Lucy has lived year-round on Nantucket since 1979 and was married to the late Cap’n Tobey Leske for 35 years. An executive recruiter for higher education and non-profit executives since 1992, she is currently a Senior Partner for Witt/Kieffer, an international executive search firm based in Chicago. She has been a weekly columnist on gardening and naturalist issues for the Inquirer & Mirror for over 30 years, served one term as a member of the Nantucket Conservation Commission, and was a co-founder of the Invasive Plant Species Committee of the Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of Mitchell College in New London, Connecticut. She first attended St. Paul’s Church in the company of her late grandmother, Mary Louise Apthorp, Nantucket summer resident and member of St. Paul’s for many decades. Lucy’s volunteer service at St. Paul’s Church includes serving as a member of St. Paul’s choir, chaperone and volunteer on the Hurricane Katrina youth group mission to Bayou La Batre, Alabama, and member of the 2008 rector search committee. An alumna of Mt. Holyoke College, she has many interests including sailing, gardening, hiking, outrigger canoe paddling, cooking, writing, and spending time with her two boys Colin (30) of Encinitas, CA, and Wyatt (27) of Plymouth, MA.

 

Malcolm MacNab

Malcolm and his wife Karen made Nantucket their year-round home in 2006, but their time in Nantucket dates to the 1980s. He is a research physician who has specialized for over 45 years in pharmaceutical research and development in the area of cardiovascular medicine. Malcolm received his MD and PhD from Temple University in the mid-70s. He is presently President of Great Point Research, a company providing scientific and medical consulting services for the pharmaceutical and healthcare sector. 

Malcolm is Chairman of the Nantucket Board of Health and a member of Maria Mitchell Association Board of Directors. He previously severed on the Vestry of St. Paul’s. When living in New Jersey, he was on the Vestry of St. Bernard’s Church, a member of his local Board of Health and Trustee for the Bonnie Brae School, a school for troubled boys. Karen and Malcolm have been married for 47 years and have two grown children.  


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. 

Yvette St. Jean

Although not born on Nantucket, Yvette St. Jean has lived on island since the age of three and has been a regular member of St. Paul’s except for the years she lived in Illinois. Since her return in 1999, she has been a regular attendee, mostly at the eight o’clock service. She has been a reader, usher and has been able to indulge in one of her passions, baking, by helping provide goodies at coffee hours, the summer fair and the Christmas market.

In her spare time, Yvette enjoys crafting, reading, traveling and hanging out with her fur-kids. She looks forward to taking on the commitment to serve in a new capacity and is honored to accept the nomination of the Committee.

 

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.

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.