Danielle Baker, Candidate for Ordination

 

On September 1, 2019 St. Bernard's Church welcomed Seminarian Danielle Baker.  Danielle is a Senior Account Executive at a technology software company where she sells cloud solutions to healthcare customers. She is currently attending Drew Theological School part-time in the Master of Divinity (M-Div) program. Danielle enjoys traveling, puzzles, board games (charades anyone?), wine tasting, spa days, meditating and working out.  She is the proud Aunt of two nephews and four nieces.

 

Her home parish is St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Morristown, NJ where she resides.

 

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Dr. Martin (Marty) Sedek, Music Director​

 

Polish-American composer and conductor Martin Sędek was born in Germany and raised in Poland and the United States. He is an award-winning voice in the world of choral and orchestral music, educated at Berklee College of Music in Boston (BM), Montclair State University (MM), and Rutgers University (PhD).

 

Martin is Composer-in-Residence at Harmonium Choral Society & The Baldwin Festival Chorus of NYC and is currently the Music Director and Conductor of Choral Art Society of NJ, Associate Conductor for The Masterwork Chorus, and the full-time Director of Music at Keio Academy of NY.  Martin was a member of the choral and theory faculties at Montclair State University’s Cali School of Music from 2011-2020, and his music has been performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Africa and commissioned by professional ensembles around the US.

 

Notable composition awards include the Yale Glee Club Emerging Composer Award (2015) and the Stephen Paulus Prize (2018). He is a regular visiting lecturer in the collegiate composition studio throughout the US and his works are published by Ovation Music & Hal Leonard. His recordings are available on the Albany and Ovation Music Media labels. Marty has worked in several churches over the past 15 years, as a section leader and soloist, accompanist, and music director. 

Alison Davidson, Parish Administrator

 

Alison, originally from the UK, came to the States with her husband and three young children to live in New York City in August, 2001,  moving to rural Bernardsville in October 2010.

 

Alison has over 30 years of experience in administration and teaching.  In the UK she worked as a Training Administrator in a large company, then as a Training Center Manager at RAF Henlow.  In New York she worked as an Early Childhood Teacher and School Administrator for a small private school on the Upper West Side of Manhattan where her children also went.  She volunteered there too and was an active community member Chairing the school’s Annual Multicultural Festival and the Parent Connection Committees.

 

Along with raising her family she is an avid dog lover, and a very keen hiker, organizing and leading a weekly hiking group.  She is also an active member of the Somerset Hills Chorus and resided on the Board of Music in the Somerset Hills. As an ex-pat she is a member of and is on the Board of the International Friends Club (IFC), where she is the President, Publicity Coordinator and Webmaster.

 

To contact Alison Davidson, Parish Administrator of St. Bernard's Church, please click here.

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St. Bernard's Episcopal Church

88 Claremont Road Bernardsville, NJ 07924

Tel:  908.766.0602

admin@stbernardsnj.org

During the Coronavirus pandemic Pastor Beth and our Parish Administrator will be in the office on Thursdays, and working from home on other days.  Watch for updates as restrictions relax.

St. Bernard's Cemetery,

60 Washington Ave,

Bernardsville, NJ 07924

Contact: John Smith, Tel: 908-635-6301 or

908-766-0602 or email admin@stbernardsnj.org

 

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