The Right Rev. Lawrence C. Provenzano
The Right Reverend Lawrence C. Provenzano, eighth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island, was consecrated in September of 2009. He serves as President of Province II of the Episcopal Church and as a member of the Presiding Bishop's Council of Advice. He also serves on the House of Bishops' Committee on Pastoral Development. He is an active member of Bishops United Against Gun Violence.
Received as an Episcopal priest in 1984, Bishop Provenzano holds a Bachelor of Science from the State University of New York and a Master of Divinity from Christ the King Seminary. For two years before his ordination, he was a member of a religious community.
Bishop Provenzano and his wife, Jeanne, have three adult children: Katy, Mary, and Christopher.
The Very Reverend Dr. Michael T. Sniffen
Dean Michael is responsible for the overall life and ministry of the cathedral on behalf of the Bishop of Long Island. He has served previously as a parish priest, professor, camp administrator and sailing instructor. He and his wife Joanna share a home with three adorable whippets: Odette, Huck and Burleigh.
The Rev'd Michael F. Delaney
Michael is the Canon Pastor at the Cathedral of the Incarnation and the Liturgical Coordinator for the Diocese of Long Island. Along with the clergy of the cathedral, Michael tends to the pastoral and liturgical needs of our parishioners. He helps guide those preparing for membership in the Episcopal Church through adult Baptism, Confirmation and Reception. Previously Michael served as Interim Dean of Trinity and St. Philip's Cathedral in Newark, New Jersey, Rector of the Church of Saint Andrew, Staten Island, NY, and Director of Pastoral Care at Christ Hospital in Jersey City, NJ. When he's not hanging out at the cathedral, Michael can be found cooking, playing piano, or just relaxing with his dog, Fred.
The Rev. Adam Bucko
Adam Bucko participates in the daily worship and ministry of the cathedral, but his primary role at the cathedral is to work on developing and launching The Center for Spiritual Imagination, which will reclaim the spiritual heritage of cathedrals as places of pilgrimage, holy hospitality and spiritual renewal and re-imagine it for the 21stcentury. Prior to his time at the cathedral and his ordination, he spent 15 years ministering to young people living on the streets of New York City, where he co-founded the Reciprocity Foundation. He also taught Engaged Contemplative Spirituality in the US and Europe and co-authored two books, Occupy Spirituality and The New Monasticism, focused on translating the gifts of the Christian tradition for a new generation of seekers and activists. He lives near the cathedral and in his free time loves hiking, making simple vegan meals, and revisiting the Polish punk music of his youth.
The Rev. Canon Bruce D. Griffith. ThD
I am the Honorary Canon in Residence and have been since shortly after being the Acting Dean. As such I participate in our worship, preach occasionally, teach a course or two each year, and fill in wherever, however, and whenever needed. I am now in my fifty-first year in the priesthood and just celebrated my seventy-fifth birthday. I am married to Rita Ann who recently retired as a Media and Communication specialist at UNICEF. We travel, we cook ,she gardens, I mow, and life is good, especially when you add in my four grandchildren. I am currently revising a manuscript which will be published in book form in 2021 or 2022.
Lawrence M. Tremsky
Larry Tremsky has been the Director of Music at the cathedral since July of 2000. His duties include working with the choirs, especially the choristers, and managing all facets of music at the cathedral. A native of Ohio, he received degrees from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and Northwestern University. He has held church positions at Holy Name Cathedral (RC) in Chicago, where he worked in assisting the noted composer Richard Proulx, and Grace Episcopal Church, Utica, NY before coming to Garden City. Larry has a deep interest in Byzantine iconography and the liturgy and music of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, which has led to regular study trips abroad. He also enjoys cooking and gardening, and has three cats, one of whom was found on the grounds of the cathedral!
Kris oversees all administrative and communication functions at the cathedral, and serves as Dean Sniffen's assistant. She has a B.A. in Literature and Theatre from Emmanuel College, and earned a MFA in Dramaturgy from Stony Brook University.
Kris lives in a tiny studio in Brooklyn with her puggle Marley and cat Benedict. She is an active parishioner at Calvary-St. George's Parish in Manhattan, where she has taught classes on Contemplative Prayer, the 12 steps, and Women in the Reformation.
Colin MacKnight has been Associate Organist and Choirmaster at the Cathedral since fall of 2018. Colin’s main responsibilities include playing the organ, accompanying the choirs, and assisting in the conducting and training of the choirs. In addition to his work at the Cathedral, Colin is a C.V. Starr Doctoral Fellow at The Juilliard School, where he also received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Before coming to Incarnation, Colin served as Assistant Organist and Music Theory Teacher at St. Thomas Fifth Avenue and Assistant Organist at Church of the Resurrection, both in Manhattan. Colin’s other interests include reading, animals, and trying new restaurants and foods.
Kate serves as the Family Ministry Coordinator working with children, youth, and their families at the cathedral. Before joining the cathedral staff Kate spent several years working in worlds of LGBT non-profit organizations and Christian camps & conference centers. Kate also works as a postpartum doula, providing support and care to newborns and their families. When not at work Kate enjoys camping and hiking with her dog, Bishop.
As the cathedral’s Office Assistant, Shirley works directly with committees, community groups, parishioners and vendors by coordinating events and assisting clergy and cathedral staff with all their administrative needs.
Shirley has worked as an Executive Assistant supporting high level executives in real estate and fundraising. She has also worked as a customer service representative.
Shirley enjoys spending quality time with family and friends, and she loves traveling.
Charles Janoff, Esq.
With his wife Kathleen and his daughter Elizabeth, Charles has lived in Garden City South since 1981 and all joined the cathedral congregation in 1984. They are all currently “owned” by their cat, Tigger.
As Cathedral Chancellor, Charles is responsible for all legal matters involving the cathedral and serves on the Cathedral’s Executive Committee. He has also taught in the Cathedral Church School at various levels since 1987 and currently assists Mother Morgan Ladd and Kate Akerman in various aspects of the Cathedral’s Family Ministries program.
Charles is a huge fan of the New York Yankees and, since his retirement for JPMorgan, has taken up summer residence at various local golf courses, trying to improve on “a good walk spoiled”.