November 2017  
Upcoming Events


Family Holy Communion
10:00 AM
Family Holy Communion - all are welcome - followed by fellowship/coffee hour. Child Care provided
Sunday School Program
11:45 AM to 12:30 PM


St. Afterschool
3:15 PM to 6:00 PM




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Donna Steckline

Donna is a ‘cradle Episcopalian’ having grown up in Sherburne NY, baptized and confirmed at Epiphany Church.  Donna and Kevin have been involved here at Christ Church for 22 years and have been married 25 years. They have two children, Christopher and Emily.  Donna has served as a Chaplain for Hospice and Palliative Care of Chenango County.  She is currently enrolled in Trinity School for Ministry, Ambridge Pa. working on her Master of Arts in Religion (MAR) with a focus on Christian Ministry & Missiology.

Together the Steckline family has been active in spreading the Gospel to New Orelans after hurricane Katrina and the Schoharie area with G.E.R.T. Internationally they have reached out to assist people in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Belize, Argentina, Hudson Bay- Canada, Bolivia, Ireland and South Sudan.  Together with our sister Diocese of Down & Dromore, N. Ireland, they have actively worked through CMS-Ireland to impact the Maridi Diocese in S. Sudan.  Further information and photos of trips may be found on the web site.


Carol Angelone

Carol Angelone serves as one of the Wardens of Christ Church. Carol was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and moved to North Massapequa, NY after two years of marriage. North Massapequa was Carol’s home for 36 years before she permanently moved to Gilbertsville, NY.  Carol is blessed with 5 children, 9 grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Carol is the full time school nurse at Gilbertsville-Mt. Upton School.  She became a member of Christ Church several years ago.  Carol is an active participant with the Choir, Ecumenical Youth Ministry, Daughters of the King, and Healing Ministry as well as helping out with other ministries as the need arises.

Her love for the Lord is evident: “I love the Lord and trust in Him to provide for me, protect me, teach me and lead me in all things as I look to Him daily. I praise God daily for His blessing and will continue to serve Him in all areas of my life.”


Deb Beach

Debbie Beach grew up on her aunt uncle’s farm in Munnsville, New York where she lived until she graduated from college. She was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic Church. “Attending Cursillo in 2009 really deepened my belief, as have Bible studies, reading the Lord’s word and surrounding myself with other believers.” “I have been with the same company, doing planning, for 34 years.” At Christ Church Debbie is a Warden, a member of Daughters of the King and Altar Guild and participates in the healing ministry and mission outreach.


Kevin Steckline

Kevin Steckline grew up in Bergin County, New Jersey and moved to Upstate New York in 1981. His experience at a Cursillo spiritual-building retreat with his wife Donna and his mission work in the Sudan have shaped and enhanced his religious spiritual formation. Kevin has served as a Physician’s assistant for over thirty years and considers his profession as a health care provider part of his ministry of serving others. Kevin and his family have been parishioners at Christ Church for twenty-one and he currently serves as the Vestry Building and Grounds Chairman and a Lay Eucharistic Minister.


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Vestry and Parish Administrator

Gail Ashley

Gail Ashley is Christ Church’s Parish Administrator and vestry member. Gail grew up in Gilbertsville. She moved and lived in the Utica Area for 10 years after graduating from Nursing School. In 1990, Gail and her family moved back to Gilbertsville. She is currently employed at UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital as a Nurse Educator.

Family is very important to Gail. She has two children, Shawn and Heather.  It was her daughter’s medical problems that drew her into a loving relationship with the Lord.  The Lord was right by her side through some very dark and trying times.  “God continues to amaze me by how he provides for me and my family”. Gail has been a member of Christ Church for 10 years.  She is active in DOK and sings in the choir.

Gail is responsible for coordination with the Vicar for the weekly Church Bulletins and E-mail updates to the parish.   Gail is computer savvy keeping the Church’s website up-to-date.  We are blessed to have her!!

Updated 7/2017


Lynn Hoadley

Lynn Hoadley, originally from Ridgewood, New Jersey, came to Gilbertsville with her family in 1980 on her husband's retirement from the U.S. Navy, as an accountant and income tax practitioner. Lynn is active in Episcopal Church Women and has been a member of the choir and a Lay Reader. She has served on Vestry, as Warden and has been Treasurer of Christ Church for Twenty years.

Updated 7/2017


Kathy Caffery

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Garrick Hoadley

Garrick Hoadley grew up in New Berlin, New York where he was baptized, confirmed, sang in the choir and was an acolyte. After graduating from Colgate University he followed a career in the U.S Navy and settled with his family in Gilbertsville after retirement in 1980. Mr. Hoadley was District Clerk of the Gilbertsville and Gilbertsville - Mount Upton School Districts for many years, has edited several local newsletters, written for The Daily Star and is currently writing a memoir of his far. He sings with the Christ Church Choir and has served on the Vestry, as Warden and is a Lector and Licensed Eucharistic Minister at Christ Church.

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Liaison for Disaster Relief

Chris Sadlocha

Chris was born and raised in Syracuse for 20 years as a Roman Catholic. His 40 year affiliation here at Christ Church started as one of convenience, having been married at Christ Church. Good thing, Chris thinks, because there are lots of nice people at Christ Church.

He is married to his current wife of 42 years, Sallye (Stebbins), and has 2 sons, Daniel, in Gilbertsville and Joseph with Daughter-in-law, Diane, in San Jose, California.

In June 2015, he retired from 40 years of teaching; 2 years in Australia, 1 year on the sub circuit and 37  in Laurens Central School at Second Grade.

Chris has been affiliated with the Boy Scouts for about 20 years and practices its Law daily.


He volunteers his time and talents to Sing a Song of Broadway, a local theater group and The American Red Cross.

Chris served on the Vestry for 15 years and continues to serve the parish as its Liaison for Relief and is 'on call' for the Buildings and Grounds committee.

Chris especially applies the preaching of Jesus in the red letter bibles, where the red letters are the words of Jesus, regarding tolerance and acceptance of all.

Updated 7/2017