Our Church thrives because of the energy, skills and background of the people who are a part of our leadership.
Fran Osborne - Church Warden
Fran has been a member of St. Marks since 2001. This is her second time to serve on the Vestry, both times as Hospitality chair, and in this current term also serves as Church Warden. She also co-chairs the ESP program with Eileen Marks. When not at St. Marks, Fran can be found at Mt Kisco Child Care Center where she has been on the Board for 3 years and also is a member of the New Castle Historical Society where she is past president. Cooking is Fran's favorite hobby along with gardening.
Elizabeth Schreiner - Church Warden
Elizabeth was born in Chile and has been in the US since 1969. She is a Peekskill resident and recently retired from Open Door, a Neighborhood Health Center, providing nutrition services to women and children (WIC). She has been a member of St. Mark’s Church since 2002 and previously served on the Vestry. She was elected to the Vestry again in January 2014. She is a member of the altar guild, loves to cook, and designs and creates handmade greeting cards.
Vincent Tuccillo - Clerk of Vestry
Vinny is a resident of Somers and works for a large financial services firm as a Human Resources Technology leader. He was raised in the Catholic faith but in a pursuit for greater spiritual fulfillment, he discovered St Mark's Church in 2012 where he worships regularly. Confident and comfortable with his new spiritual home, he decided to be formally received into the Episcopal faith in 2013 along with his partner Dale. Vinny was elected to the Vestry in January, 2014 and is also the webmaster for the St. Mark's website.
Graham Ashton was born and raised in London and has enjoyed an eclectic career as a professional trumpeter, conductor, composer and teacher, performing at festivals and concert venues in over 40 countries around the world. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music, and is currently Professor of Music at Purchase College, SUNY. Married to Fiona Guthrie, Director of Communications for the Ford Foundation, their daughters are Isobella and Madeleine who both live and enjoy busy lives in NYC. The family relocated to the US in 1999 having spent ten years in London, and six years in Australia. Graham and Fiona live in Granite Springs, NY.
Kendall AtterburyElected January 2017 - Bio Pending
Stephen BarlowStephen Barlow and his wife Jennifer began attending St. Mark’s Church in 1997 after moving to Westchester. Steve is a Registered Architect in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. He has served as a consultant to the buildings and grounds committee by providing guidance for subjects related to the preservation of the building as well as donating his professional services for projects when needed. He and Jennifer have 3 children Jarred, Olivia and Mason, all of which were baptized at St. Mark’s. Jarred and Olivia were also recently confirmed at St. Mark’s.
Grace was elected to the Vestry in 2015; her husband Rob, a lawyer, has also served as a Vestry member. Grace, Rob, and their two daughters, Devon and Kendal, joined St. Mark’s in 2006. Devon, a college student, was confirmed at St. Mark’s in 2008 and Kendal, a middle-schooler, in 2015. Formerly, they were members of the Roman Catholic faith, but were in search of a more open and inclusive Christian church. They immediately felt that sense of community at St. Mark’s. Grace, who has a bachelor’s degree in history and worked for several years in the healthcare industry, began her education in landscape and floral design. She is now co-owner of a floral and landscape design company, GracefullyDone-NY, in Chappaqua. She is an active member of the Flower Guild and volunteers for many different activities at St. Mark’s.
Audrey has been an active member of St. Mark’s since 2001. She served on the hospitality committee for many years and has contributed to a number of programs and activities including the Emergency Shelter Program, Taste of Our Towns, Carpenter’s Kids, Mt. Kisco food pantry, Christmas gourmet booth and greens, the rummage sale, and ushering. She and her husband, David, have one son, Alexander, who was baptized and confirmed at St. Mark’s. After working in the insurance industry for 25 years and earning her Master’s degree in adult education and instructional design, Audrey is now a stay-at-home mom and author of a nonfiction book, “Divine Fate.” She looks forward to using both business and writing skills in her new vestry position.
Elected January 2017 - Bio Pending
Rosemary Valenti and her family have been members since 2009. She was formerly from a Roman Catholic background but feels the Episcopal Church embraces her ideas of fellowship, is broadly inclusive, and welcoming. Soon after coming to St. Marks she joined The Flower Guild and continues to remain fully committed to that effort while branching into other areas of the church. The Valenti family resides in Chappaqua. Rosemary is married to Marc with two sons Matthew & Christopher. They enjoy contributing to a variety of events, a favorite of Marc's is volunteering each year in the kitchen at the Annual Christmas Dinner. Their son Matthew was a Acolyte for many years prior to college. Both Matthew and Christopher received their Confirmation through Saint Mark's Church. Rosemary and Marc are in the Advertising Sales Business owning their own company in Manhattan for over 20 years, specializing in Out-of-Home Advertising sales placing advertisers within the unique media of: Buses, Billboard, Ferries & Ferry terminals in New York and New Jersey area.
Susan West lives with her son Zhenya in Ossining and is a cradle Episcopalian who was baptized and confirmed at St. Matthew’s, Bedford, married at St. Luke’s in Katonah, and first came to St. Mark’s in Bill Heffner’s time when she drove her elderly father to services there. She attended Cecily Buckley’s Bible Study for ten years, and currently attends a weekly Bible Study at St. Matthew’s. She has friends in all three parishes, and in December went on a two week pilgrimage to the Holy Land with friends from St. Matthew’s and her daughter Sophia, who was confirmed at St. Mark’s.
Susan worked a staff nurse, case manager, clinical specialist, and nurse researcher for thirty-two years at the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Visiting Nurse Service.
At St. Mark’s she is a lector, hospitality volunteer, lay Eucharistic minister, member of the Music Committee, and new member of the Altar Guild. On the Vestry she looks forward to helping with worship, education, music, and hospitality. She hikes with her dogs in local parks every day of the year, and also loves writing, art, and museums.