Our Team

Parish Staff

Fr. Abraham Orapankal
Pastor
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Msgr. Joe Curry
Parochial Vicar
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Elena Malinconico
Principal
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Mr. Joseph Gidaro
Vice Principal
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Deacon Russell Demkovitz
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Ana V. Kelly
Pastoral Associate for
Marketing & Development
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Dolores R. Nann
Pastoral Associate for Faith Formation
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Mary Beth Oria
Business Administrator
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Deacon John M. Radvanski
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Joan Best Seamon
Pastoral Associate for Music
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Sr. Marie Therese Sherwood, OSF
Pastoral Associate for Social Concerns
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Phyllis Stone
Pastoral Associate for Liturgy
RCIA & Admin. Assistant to the Pastor
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Kelly Counts
Day Receptionist
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Nathalie Godet
Faith Formation Admin. Assistant
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Leslie Guillen
Bulletin Editor
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Amy Hanna
Parish Support Secretary
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Vinnie Natale
Bookkeeper
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Trish Stumper
Parish Support Secretary
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Mike Lanyi
Sacristan

Please email the above individuals with your questions. If you are unsure which person to contact, please call the parish office at 732-828-1400.

Maintenance Staff

Julio Montero
Maintenance Supervisor
Conroy Davis
Custodian
Juan Diaz Flores
Custodian
Silvia Nizama
Housekeeper

Parish Pastoral Council

The Parish Pastoral Council is the apex ministry of lay leadership committed to the collaborative work of building up the Body of Christ at St. Matthias. It is the most important advisory body of parishioners responsible for visioning and making recommendations to the pastor for the overall pastoral health of the parish.  Members serve a three year term with one third of the members retiring and one-third new members recruited each year in order to guarantee continuity and progress.

For 2020-2021, members are:

  • Nicholas Grippo, Chair
  • Lisa Robinson, Co-Chair
  • Tom Aussem, Secretary
  • Denise Brown, Co-Secretary
  • Lorraine Farr
  • Anne Marie Francis
  • Claudine Langrin
  • Garrett Linderoth
  • Joe Percoco
  • Rose Peng
  • Marybeth Purcell
  • John Taylor
  • Ana Kelly (Ex-Officio)
  • Fr. Abraham Orapankal (Ex-Officio)

Parish Finance Council

The Parish Finance Council is a very important body of parishioners responsible for making recommendations to the pastor regarding the financial matters of the parish.  The Diocese of Metuchen has stipulated that the Parish Finance Council should review the financial condition of the parish, prepare the annual financial statement to be published for all parishioners to see, and advise the pastor on all aspects of taking care of the financial health of the parish.  If you have any questions or comments and would like to contact the Finance Council directly, you may send a confidential email message to the chair at: FinanceCouncil@stmatthias.net

For 2020-2021, members are:

  • Joe Porter, Chair
  • Susan Klimcsak
  • Barry Dusault
  • Gwen Orlowski
  • Audrey Francis
  • Kester Hector
  • Mary Beth Oria (Ex-Officio)
  • Denise Sawicki (Ex-Officio)
  • Fr. Abraham Orapankal (Ex-Officio)

Parish Trustees

As per the guidelines of the Diocese of Metuchen, parishioners of good standing are to be appointed as Lay Trustees. They are responsible for reviewing and signing the annual financial report of the parish along with the pastor, after the Finance Council has reviewed it.

The present Trustees of St. Matthias Church are: Isaac Peng and Marge Richards.