Clergy & Staff

The Right Reverend Lawrence C. Provenzano

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 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. 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'd Michael F. Delaney

The Rev. Canon Michael F. Delaney

Vicar of the Cathedral Congregation (516) 746-2955 ext. 185

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

The Rev. Canon Adam Bucko

Minor Canon (516) 248-4800 ext. 167

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 21st century. 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'd Denise Galloway

The Rev. Deacon Denise Galloway

Director of Outreach (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 Rev. Canon Bruce D. Griffith. ThD

The Rev. Canon Bruce D. Griffith, ThD

Honorary Canon in Residence

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 three 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.

Kate Akerman

Kate Akerman

Family Ministries Coordinator (516) 746-2955 ext. 183

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.

Arleen Breen

Cathedral Administrator

Arleen is our Cathedral Administrator. She coordinates the administrative life of the Cathedral community including the Realm database, the scheduling of spaces 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 kids 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 responsible for coordinating events, maintaining the Realm database, and assisting clergy and cathedral staff with all of their administrative needs. She holds a BA in English Literature with a minor in Art History from Northeastern University.

Prior to joining the cathedral, she has held a number of educational positions in museums and most recently as an events coordinator for the University of Oxford. She resides in 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.

Charles Janoff, Esq

Charles Janoff, Esq.

Cathedral Chancellor

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 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”.