Clergy & Staff

The Right Rev. Lawrence C. Provenzano

Bishop of Long Island (516) 248-4800 ext. 131

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

The Very Reverend Dr. Michael T. Sniffen

Dean (516) 746-2955 ext. 187

Dean Sniffen has been Dean of the Cathedral of the Incarnation since 2015. In April 2022, he was also appointed Dean of the Mercer School of Theology. He previously served as a parish priest, professor, camp administrator and sailing instructor.

He is a founding member of the Racial Justice Advisory Council of the Brooklyn Community Foundation and has been honored with a Luce Fellowship at the Center for Christianity in Global Contexts. Commissioned in 2021 as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy Chaplain Corps, the Dean enjoys ministering to the members of the armed services. He is a co-founder of the Center for Spiritual Imagination.

The Dean has won awards in pulpit oratory and manner, pastoral leadership, and innovative ministry. He was a Steward of the 2008 Lambeth Palace Conference of Bishops in Canterbury and London.

Dean Sniffen has taught Liturgical Studies on the faculty of The Mercer School of Theology since 2012. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Worship and Preaching at Drew Theological School, where he is currently teaching an advanced preaching seminar entitled, “Preaching in a Divisive Age.”

He and his wife Joanna live on the Cathedral Close with their two adorable whippets, Huck and Burleigh.

The Rev. Canon Eddie Alleyne

Sub Dean (516) 746-2955 ext. 186

Father Eddie Alleyne serves as Sub Dean and Canon for Cathedral Life. Having ministered to parishes in Brooklyn for more than two decades and recently at the Episcopal Church of the Advent, Westbury, his experience in the life of church and community ably assists in the vision of our cathedral for the future. A highlight of Fr Eddie's achievements was being chosen to chair the Transition Committee after Bishop Provenzano's election as the eighth Bishop of Long Island. A native of Barbados, he is a graduate of the oldest Anglican seminary in the Western Hemisphere, Codrington College.

Fr Eddie is married to Kay and they are the parents of John, Nathan and Krissy. Zee, Apollo and Jessie (four legged companions) complete the family. An avid chess player, Fr Eddie also enjoys a game of cricket (hail the West Indies), tennis and badminton among other sports.

The Rev. Canon Kate Salisbury

Canon for Christian Formation and Education (516) 746-2955 ext. 183

Canon Kate leads the cathedral’s Fellowship in Faith and Family Ministry programs. She coordinates inter-generational Christian formation events, curates the Dean’s Forum and participate fully in the liturgical life of the cathedral. Canon Kate has pursued her love of creative Christian education in Episcopal schools and churches since 2004. She has served as Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries at St. James’ Church, Madison Avenue, Director of Christian Education at First Presbyterian Church, Brooklyn and, most recently, Associate Rector at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church and Pro-Cathedral, where her focus is family worship and Sunday School. Canon Kate holds a Masters of Divinity from Yale University and a Masters of Sacred Theology, cum laude, from the General Theological Seminary (GTS). She is part of Cathedral Chapter and sits on the board of the Mercer School, where she has been active in implementing Sacred Ground, the Episcopal Church’s anti-racism curriculum, in our diocese. Canon Kate lives in Brooklyn Heights with her husband Ian, and their two daughters, Virginia and Jane.

The Rev. Adam Bucko

The Rev. Canon Adam Bucko

Minor Canon (516) 746-2955 ext. 191

Fr. Adam is a key member of the cathedral clergy and can regularly be heard preaching and presiding on Sunday mornings. He serves as Director of the Center for Spiritual Imagination and as a chaplain at Adelphi University. Prior to his arrival at the cathedral, Fr. Adam spent 15 years ministering to young people living on the streets of New York City, where he co-founded the Reciprocity Foundation. He has taught Engaged Contemplative Spirituality in the United States and across Europe and has co-authored two books on New Monasticism, focused on translating the gifts of the Christian tradition for a new generation of seekers. He and his wife Kaira Jewel live in Garden City with their black lab Rafiki who is often seen in the cathedral pet ministry space.

The Rev'd Denise Galloway

The Rev. Deacon Denise Galloway

Director of Outreach & Diocesan Coordinator of Deacons (516) 746-2955

The Rev. Denise Galloway serves as Deacon and Director of Outreach at the Cathedral of the Incarnation. She is also the Executive Director and founder of Letitia Agada Services, where she serves people with Traumatic Brain Injuries. It’s her greatest joy to be family member, friend and companion to all, including Oreo.

The Very Rev. Canon Daniel Ade

Co-Vicar of Incarnation Chapel, a mission of the Cathedral of the Incarnation

Co-Vicar of Incarnation Chapel, a mission if the Cathedral of the Incarnation. He serves as a priest at the Cathedral and assists with newcomer incorporation. He is Co-Dean Emeritus of St. John's Cathedral in Los Angeles. Previously, he was Rector of St. Paul's Church in Pomona California, where he reimagined and restarted a declining congregation. He was a long-term member of the Commission on Ministry. Originally from Long Island, Fr. Dan is a graduate of The General Seminary in New York, served a curacy at St. Thomas Church Fifth Ave. and was Vicar of St. Luke in the Fields in Greenwich Village. He has served on the Board of Trustees for General Seminary and continues to serve on the Alumni Council. He was named an honorary Canon of the Diocese of Los Angeles in 2007. His passion for ministry is congregational development, priestly formation, and traditional and innovative liturgy. He is married to Walter, who also attends the cathedral congregation.

The Very Rev. Canon Mark Kowalewski, Ph.D.

Co-Vicar of Incarnation Chapel, a mission of the Cathedral of the Incarnation

Co-Vicar of Incarnation Chapel, a mission of the Cathedral of the Incarnation. He is a priest at the Cathedral and assists with adult formation. He is Co-Dean Emeritus of St. John's Cathedral in Los Angeles, California. Previously he was on the staff of the Diocese of Los Angeles serving as transitions officer, head of clergy formation and senior clergy staff to the bishop. He also served at St. Wilfrid of York Church in Huntington Beach, California. He attended seminary at Church Divinity School of the Pacific and holds a PhD from the School of Religion at the University of Southern California with a specialization in Ethics and Religion in Society. He taught at Xavier University, New Orleans and was a Post-doctoral Fellow at Drug Abuse Research Center at UCLA. He was named an honorary Canon of the Diocese of Los Angeles in 2006. His passion in ministry is Congregational Development, Christian education and formation for discipleship. His most recent book is Traveling Home: Tracking Your Way Through the Spiritual Wilderness (Church Publishing).

The Rev. Canon Bruce D. Griffith. ThD

The Rev. Canon Bruce D. Griffith, ThD

Honorary Canon in Residence (5160 746-2955

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

Lawrence M. Tremsky

Canon Musician (516) 746-2955 ext. 184

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 two cats, one of whom was found on the grounds of the cathedral!

Raphael Vogl

Associate Organist/Choirmaster (516) 746-2955

A native of Germany, Raphael studied organ and church music at the Hochschule für Katholische Kirchenmusik und Musikpädagogik in Regensburg, Germany. While studying at HfKM, he spent one year at the Franz-Liszt Academy in Budapest (Hungary) and then graduated from HfKM in 2018. Raphael later graduated from the Juilliard School in May 2020, with a Master's degree in Organ Performance. Currently, he is studying Organ pedagogy in Regensburg, Germany and he will begin his Doctoral degree at Juilliard in September 2021.

Raphael has taken part in various competitions, and received prizes in the International Mendelssohn Organ Competition in Switzerland, the International Tariverdiev Competition in Russia, and at the Boulder Bach Festivals World Bach Competition.

Kyle Sabo

Dean's Verger (516) 746-2955

Kyle is primarily responsible for coordinating cathedral liturgies and ceremonial. He also oversees the acquisition and care of cathedral furniture, vestments and treasury (sacred vessels and artwork). The Dean’s Verger serves as a liaison between the Dean’s office and the Bishop’s office regarding episcopal liturgies. He is also tasked with assisting the Dean on special projects related to the cathedral’s sacred spaces (such as the recent High Altar restoration and the future establishment of a columbarium) as well as other projects that are part of the “fabric of the cathedral.”

Kyle is a graduate of Hofstra University (BA, Early Modern History & MA, Foundations of Education) and CUNY Hunter College (MA, American History) and is a Fellow of the Verger’s Guild of the Episcopal Church. Prior to joining the cathedral staff, Kyle owned a sales and consulting company specializing in architectural metal imports. He and his wife Miriam, a special education school administrator, enjoy road trips out west with their two vizslas Jellicoe and Sultan. Kyle is an experienced skier and a frustrated golfer.

Charles Janoff, Esq

Charles Janoff, Esq.

Cathedral Chancellor (516) 746-2955 ext. 115

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 Mo. Kate Salisbury 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”.

Arleen Breen

Cathedral Administrator (516) 746-2955 ext. 194

Arleen is our Cathedral Administrator. She coordinates the administrative life of the Cathedral community including the Realm database, our website, the scheduling of spaces and events, and so much more! Arleen holds a BA in History from Adelphi University. After more than a decade with the Diocese of Rockville Centre, she comes to the cathedral with varied experience in church functions. Arleen and her husband are empty nesters who enjoy hiking, skiing and the beach. Their daughters Morgan and Brenna are off on their own adventures, one in New Haven CT and the other splitting her time between Newburgh and Long Island.

Lisa Knudsen

Cathedral Administrator (516) 746-2955 ext. 179

Lisa is a part of our Cathedral's Administration team. She helps maintain the Cathedral website, the calendar of events, the Realm database as well as the rota for upcoming services. She is also in charge of editing and distributing the weekly e-newsletter. Lisa assists with the Cathedral Outreach Ministry, specifically the Neighbors Being Neighbors program. She has held a number of educational and event coordination roles at various cultural institutions in New York City prior to joining the Cathedral. She resides on Long Island with her husband Eric and their sons, Luke and Oliver.

Caroline Cosgrove

Assistant to the Dean, Administrator of the Center for Spiritual Imagination (516) 746-2955 ext. 188

Caroline is the Assistant to the Dean and the Administrator of the Center for Spiritual Imagination. She earned her BA in Communications and Political Science at Dowling College where she also rowed on the Women’s Crew Team. Prior to joining the Cathedral, Caroline served in various management positions in the Service and Hospitality Industry. She has two children, Sienna and Sebastian. Together, along with her partner Christopher, the family lives in Maplecrest NY where they enjoy a simple life in the mountains: hiking, gardening, caring for their flock of chickens and raising honeybees.

Elizabeth Hargreaves

Elizabeth Hargreaves

Graphic Designer and Web Development

Liz received her BFA from the New England School of Art & Design in 2003 and has been a practicing graphic designer ever since. She runs her own freelancing design business, DoubleBond Studio, and designs and develops the Cathedral's website and printed projects.

She lives in Chicago with her husband Ben and their two cats.