Clergy & Staff

The Rev. Eric Hinds, Rector
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Fr. Eric arrived at St. Matthew’s in August of 2007 after serving as rector at St. Peter’s, Mountain Lakes, New Jersey for nine years. Born in New York City, Eric is a cradle Episcopalian who as a boy attended St. Philip’s Church, Garrison, New York located in the midst of the scenic Hudson River Valley. Fr. Eric earned his Master of Science degree from Syracuse University. He taught Middle and High School science at two different schools and completed a two year stint as a carpenter before attending The General Theological Seminary in New York City, where he was awarded his Master of Divinity degree in 1994.

With a science, history, and theology background; and parents who were artists (ceramics & ballet)—Fr. Eric has an eclectic range of interests which informs his preaching and teaching. Fr. Eric has traveled extensively with his family including a month long clergy exchange program in England. His trips to the Holy Land have enriched his ministry and teaching. Numerous visits to England, Scotland and Ireland have informed Fr. Eric’s interest in Celtic Christianity. Fr. Eric recently completed his Doctor of Ministry Degree in preaching from the University of the South, Sewanee.

Eric married Anne, his childhood sweetheart, in 1984 and together they have three children: Abigail, Rachel and Henry. Eric likes to run, read, row, hike, and play pick-up basketball.

The Rev. Amber Stancliffe Evans, Chaplain – Day School
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Janine Gerzanics, Christian Formation – Children and Families Ministry
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Philip Keil, Church Organist

Victoria Wolcott, Parish Administrator
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