The Reverend William Lytle

A native of Monongahela, Pennsylvania, Fr. Bill was ordained to the priesthood in the Episcopal Church in 2020 after a previous ministry in another denomination and a career as a teacher.  He is a graduate of Grove City College, the University of Texas at El Paso and Trinity School for Ministry and is currently a Doctor of Ministry student at Nashotah House Theological Seminary.  He also previously served as Director of Christian Formation at St. George's Episcopal Church in Clifton Park, New York. 

Fr. Bill lives at the rectory together with his wife, Becky, a nurse at Chenango Memorial Hospital in Norwich, and their four children all students at Gilbertsville-Mount Upton School.

The Lytles are thrilled to be a part of the Christ Church family and look forward to many fruitful years of ministry together in Gilbertsville.


Maureen Ahl


Terry Colf

Terry is a lifelong Episcopalian. While living in Mt Upton his family attended St Matthew’s in South New Berlin NY and then St Andrew’s in New Berlin NY.  Terry’s high school years were spent in Bainbridge NY where he attended St Peter’s and acolyted and sang in the choir.  In his college years, Terry attended Trinity Church in Potsdam NY, where he sang in the choir and met his future wife Barb.


After college they settled in Norwich NY, where they still live, and began attending Emmanuel Church there.  While at Emmanuel we participated in a study called Friendship With Jesus and also participated in Cursillo (Central New York #14), both of with strengthened our faith tremendously.  While at Emmanuel Terry sang in the choir and also served as a lay reader and served on Vestry.


While their daughters Becky, Rachel and Molly were still in school, they began travelling to Christ Church in Gilbertsville and became members here in 1991.  What has caused us to remain for nearly 30 years is the consistent preaching of the Christian message and the wonderful parish family that we are now part of.


At Christ Church Terry reads lessons and sings in the choir, and have also has taught Sunday School as well as Confirmation classes.  Terry has previously served on the Vestry here.  More recently Terry has begun programming our music system, and with the departure of Mother Donna is now responsible for selecting music for Sunday services.


Terry is the Senior Recording Clerk at the Chenango County Clerk’s office and a board member of the Norwich Theater Company Inc.  His hobbies include participating in or directing theatrical productions, golfing, reading and travelling with his lovely wife.



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 the Training and Development Supervisor.

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 over 10 years.  She is active in DOK and sings in the choir.

Gail is responsible for coordination with the priest 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 6/2018


Carol Angelone

Vestry, Treasurer

Kathy Caffery

Kathy Caffery is Christ Church’s treasurer. Kathy grew up in Pine Bush, New York. She moved to Morris, NY with her husband Joe and Daughter Melissa. Kathy is currently employed at Purchasing Medical Coaches, INC located in Oneonta, NY.

Kathy, was as raised in the Catholic faith, and started to attend Zion Episcopal Church in Morris when Melissa needed to be baptized. The Deacon at the time, Millie Williams became her good friend and spiritual support. Kathy started attending Christ Church Gilbertsville, after her daughter Melissa had started and spoke so highly of the Deacon and the church family.

Kathy's main role is to be part of the church family and to grow in her faith. Kathy is a member of the Episcopal church women (ECW)

Liaison for Disaster Relief

Chris Sadlocha

Chris was born and raised in Syracuse for 20 years as a Roman Catholic. His 40 year plus 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

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