Joan Gaffney, Parish Administrator Joan has been the Parish Administrator since the summer of 2016. She resides in Elkton with her husband and daughter. She is very active in the Cecil County 4-H program.
Andrea Pugh, Treasurer Andrea has been a member of St. Mary Anne’s for 38 years. She has been a North East resident since she was seven years old. She currently lives in Elk Neck with her husband, Mike. Andrea is the mother of three grown children and grandmother to nine. She is retired from the University of Delaware.
During the time she has been at SMA, she has served on almost all the committees and has been the current treasurer for 8 years. She is a member of the Women’s Civic League of North East; past treasurer of the Children’s Home Foundation; and board member of the Cecil County Public Library Foundation.
Patty Wood, Financial Associate Patty has been a member of St. Mary Anne’s for 40 years. She began attending SMA when she was a high school student. She resides in North East.
She has a BS degree in Elementary Education from Salisbury State College and a Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Western Maryland College. Patty spent all of her professional career as an elementary educator with the Cecil County Public School system for 24 years. During her free time, she enjoys baking, cooking and reading. Patty also leads our Church School.
Donne Lewis, Outreach Coordinator Donne has been a member of St. Mary Anne’s for 42 years, after moving to Cecil County in the early 1970’s. She lives in North East with her husband Ed, and their four-legged son (aka dog!). They also have two grandsons, Kade & Mason.
After retiring from Delaware Express Company, after 33 years, Donne has been involved with our Outreach Program, first as the Treasurer and then, as the Coordinator. She is active in many aspects of the church community: She is a Worship Leader, a Eucharistic Visitor, and participates on the Mission, Worship, Pastoral Care and Fellowship Committees. In any spare time, Donne enjoys reading and exploring new places with Ed.
Joel Alarcon, Director of Music Joel is our newly appointed Director of Music and you can read from his impressive resume, that he brings to us a wealth of talent. He is classically trained in the violin, piano, guitar and bass instruments so he brings a unique musical talent to our worship experience. He often incorporates the talents of other musicians to accompany him during worship and it is not unusual for our worship music to include the organ, viola, piano, violin, clarinet, flute and even, the ukulele.
Joel has a commitment to teaching as a newly appointed adjunct violin instructor at Cecil College. He is now building St. Mary Anne’s String Studio, a music ministry for local school children.
Alex Bi, Choir Director. Alex is a classically trained pianist, organist and composer. He is currently a PhD student at the University of Maryland. He is now offering his musical abilities to lead our choir. Click to read Alex’s impressive resume.