Sean Randall (Sr. Warden)
Senior Warden. In addition to volunteering at St. Johnís, Sean is very active in the Cape Cod community. He is a 2002 graduate of the Community Leadership Institute and is serving his twelfth year on the CLI Board (and his second term as Board President). Sean is the former Board Chair of the National Marine Life Center; he sits on the Advisory Committee of the Parkinsonís Support Network, and is an organizing member of the Cape Cod Leadership Forum. For the last two years, he has been the co-Chair for the Sturgis Charter Public School auction. Sean has advised several local organizations in fundraising and regularly performs as a charity auctioneer. He is a recipient of the Cape Cod Media Groupís annual ďGood Neighbor AwardĒ in recognition of his volunteer service to the Cape community.
Sean currently works at the Enterprise Newspaper Group where he serves as Advertising Director. He is responsible for all advertising revenue generation in the Sandwich Enterprise, Falmouth Enterprise, Bourne Enterprise, and Mashpee Enterprise as well as the websites Capenews.net, InsideOutCape Cod, and over twenty specialty publications.
his family became parishioners at St.
Johnís in 2005. ďAfter
my wife, Meredith, and I had our fourth
child we felt that it would be a good
idea for us to start regularly attending
church again. We
were both raised Roman Catholic, but
felt that our religious and social
inclinations no longer aligned with the
doctrines of the Catholic Church. After
spending about a year seeking a church
where we felt we belong, we found St.
Johnís Episcopal Church. That
was seven years ago and we have been at
St. Johnís ever since.Ē
Peter moved to Sandwich from Connecticut in 2010 with his wife Lois and son Trever. After retiring from a career with the Connecticut State Police, he was hired as the Chief of Police in Sandwich. Peter is a lifelong Episcopalian. He served in his last parish as a vestry member, junior warden and building committee member. Peter and his family enjoy many outdoor activities including hiking, camping, skiing, canoeing, running, and biking. As an avid marathoner, you will find that on most Sunday mornings in the fall Peter has already run twenty miles before attending the ten o'clock service. At St. John's, Peter has been on the vestry since 2011 and serves as the building liaison to the vestry.
Donna Wudyka (Clerk)
have lived with my family in
Sandwich for over twenty years and have
been very active in the community and St
John's Church. In addition to
being a member of the vestry
at St John's, I also have focused on
parish development, which
includes events like the 4th of
July Pancake Breakfast, our
Celebrating the Spirit of St
John's Gala Auction, and our annual
Christmas Fair. I
also teach Sunday school and serve
on the Christian Education committee at
St John's, which is a very
Gregory B. Roche (Treasurer)
Gregory (Greg) Roche, a lifelong Episcopalian, moved to Sagamore from Shrewsbury in the spring of 2009. Greg was baptized at Christ Church Episcopal in Harwich Port, confirmed at St. Johnís Evangelist Episcopal Church in Hingham, married in Christ Episcopal Church in Andover to his lovely wife Donna. Greg and Donna have been married for 27 years and have two children, daughter Christina (22) and son Gregory (19). Donna manages a the Capeway Cleaners in Sandwich; Gregory is at Cape Cod Community College and works at Two Brothers Pizza in Sandwich, and Christina, a recent graduate of Emerson College in Boston, works for Clark Shoes in Needham.
Comings & Goings:
Linda P. Austin
I am a lifelong resident of Sandwich. I have been an active member of St. Johnís Parish for more than 40 years, serving as a lay Eucharist minister since the late eighties. I have been married for 34 years and have 4 children and 6 grandchildren. As co-owner and operator of Decatur House Assisted Living with my husband Steve since 1997, I have been involved in all aspects of Decatur House projects, permitting, daily oversight and interaction with construction and general contractors. I am responsible for ongoing licensing, operation and compliance of regulation, laws and standard in accordance with Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs. My life is a blessing, I am able to work each day doing what I loveÖcaring for others.
My husband Alan and I bought our house in Sandwich in 2010. I moved here in October 2010 upon my retirement and Alan followed me in November 2011 when he retired. We raised our daughter Krista and son Mark in Northboro, Massachusetts. Our daughter, son-in-law and their children live in Brookings, Oregon, where our son-in-law is in the Coast Guard. Our son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter live in Clinton and are expecting their second child. We are blessed with four grandchildren and another one on the way in May.
I retired after 35 years working in the Marlborough Public Schools. I was fortunate to have held a number of positions over my career including a health and PE teacher, district-wide health coordinator, high school assistant principal and principal and ending my career as the superintendent of schools.
I currently teach graduate classes in Educational Leadership for American International College on Cape Cod and supervise teachers who are doing a practicum in school administration from Truro to Marthaís Vineyard. I am a school council member for Sandwich High School and am an active member of the Bourne-Sandwich Rotary Club.
I was a member of The Church of the Nativity in Northboro for 28 years. Over the years, I taught Sunday school, was an advisor to the junior and senior high youth groups, worked on the Living Nativity, Strawberry Festival, and Novemberfest and was a lay reader. Since we have been at St. Johnís, Alan and I have been involved as members of the Golf Committee and worked on the annual Christmas Fair.
Alan and I both feel that, along with finding our new home in Sandwich, we have also found a home at St. Johnís.
I have been a member of St. John's for seven years. I was raised in an Italian Catholic family; we went with my grandfather on Saturdays to clean the church and help the nuns. Upon adulthood, I broke from the Catholic Church. My spiritual search sent me to Unitarian Universalist (about as far from Catholicism as you can get). During that time, I was working in the field of counseling and teaching, and was a nanny for two boys. I became a mom in 1999, when I adopted my daughter from China. It was after I became a mom that I began missing the "God" in my religion. I moved to the Cape in 2002 and a year later was looking for a spiritual home. I found St. John and it felt like home. At first, I thought I had stumbled into a Catholic church the prayers and hymns were so familiar. It was not until Father McGinn started talking about his wife and grandchildren that I knew that it was not. We came on and off for a while and when Amy was seven she was Baptized and made her first Communion all on the same day. We have been welcomed and accepted very warmly by the members of the church. We are happy to have found a spiritual home at St. Johns. When asked to serve on the vestry, I was happy to give back to the church. I currently am the Director of a local Montessori School.
I was born in Massachusetts but grew up in Northern Virginia. I was raised Catholic and attended Catholic Schools from 2nd grade through high school graduation. I majored in Psychology and, after college, worked as a Program Coordinator for a Long Term Supported Living Program for Head Injured Adults.
Bruce and I were married in 1994 and have three children: Megan, Kathleen, and Jack. Katie and Jack were baptized here at St. Johnís where we have been parishioners for over fourteen years.
I was fortunate enough to be a stay at home mom for nine years. During that time, I was able to volunteer in many school activities and spent several years as a Brownie and Girl Scout Leader. In the spring of 2006, I was able to take advantage of an opportunity to work part time from home for a private jet company based in Greenwich, Connecticut, for which I continue to work.
As a family, we try to keep all the after school sports and extracurricular activities manageable. We enjoy going off road on Sandy Neck Beach and skiing.
my first experience as a member of the
Vestry, although I was a vestry spouse, as
Bruce has previously served. I
coordinate the after church coffee
schedule and I also serve as a lector.
I am married to Rick Hulslander (he works for Lockheed Martin). We have lived in Plymouth for the past ten years. Our son Bryan lives in Plymouth and our daughter Megan and her husband Mike are in the Air Force, stationed in Italy. Eight years ago, we were blessed with our younger daughters, Masiona (11+) and Jesona (10). We have two Chihuahuas and a German Shepard. Yes,Öour house is wild and crazy most times!
I was brought up in Norwood, the oldest of six children and attended St. Timothyís Roman Catholic Church. In 1978, I graduated from UMass Amherst with a BS in Fashion Marketing. After graduation, I moved with a friend to Dallas, thinking I would be starting my career at the Dallas Apparel Mart. Instead, I took a job in sales with General Foods and have worked in the Food/Consumer Products Industry for thirty years.
Rick and I met in Texas while I was working for S.C. Johnson Wax. We were married at the Church of Epiphany in Richardson and were active members of St. Barnabas in Garland. I enjoyed a wonderful twenty-three-year career with SCJ, where I began in sales as an Account Manager selling great consumer products such as Glade, Raid, Pledge, Ziploc, Windex, etc. After living in Texas for 22 years, SCJ transferred us to Orange Park, Florida, where we lived for two years. While there, we were active members of St. Margaretís Hibernia on Fleming Island. Rick and I worked with the Youth Group there. I loved the area of North Florida and volunteered as a Wildlife Rehabilitator. At one time, I had six flying squirrels in my careÖit was really fun. One of our favorite tenants was Sydney, a raccoon I nursed to health from an infant!
In 2002, SCJ had a position open in New England and I jumped at the chance to get back ďhomeĒ. So, we happily settled in Plymouth, where I was a Manager of Consumer and Trade Solutions for SCJ. I got to do a lot of travel, and meet some wonderful people, but having the chance to retire last July was one of the best decisions I ever made!
We feel we were blessed to have found St. Johnís, and have enjoyed being members for the past eight years. In November, Megan and Mike were married at St. Johnís, and it was magical! Macy and Jess love Sunday school and love our church family. They look forward to going to church, and so do we!
Betty and I are recent arrivals (May 2012) to the Cape. We have always admired Sandwich as a classic Cape Cod town and chose to live here permanently after our retirement from the business world (me) and from 25 years as an Episcopal priest (Betty). We have found St. Johnís as a good fit for us in our new life. We recently celebrated 46 years of marriage, and have 2 adult children and 3 terrific grandchildren.
After graduation as an engineer from what is now UMass Lowell, I started my career in Rhode Island. I have held a number of management positions in manufacturing companies and in engineering firms, specializing as a project manager in product design and development and continuous improvement.
We lived in Williamsburg, Virginia for 18 years, where I was employed in two startup companies (one succeeded and one failed) and started a home remodeling business, enjoying my role as a finish carpenter (my passion). I recently landed a retireeís part time dream job in a hardware store, which, in addition to the continuing renovation of our new house, keeps me quite busy.
I am an amateur musician (tuba and a little clarinet), and have played in concert bands in Virginia and Massachusetts. Most recently, I have joined the Cape Cod Conservatory Band. I also have enjoyed singing with many church choirs and now sing with the St. Johnís choir.
a committed couple in new roles when it
comes to the church. The
opportunity to contribute our talents as
parishioners is an important part of this
next stage of life for us.
I was born and raised in Albert Lea and attended Grace Lutheran Church during childhood where I was active in the choir, brass ensemble, and soloist activities through my school days.
I have two daughters, Kirsten who is 17 and Hannah,13. They live in Westborough with their mother and visit on weekends and a lot during the summer. They enjoy playing flute & clarinet respectively as well as singing. Kirsten is planning for college in next fall and is very excited (and so are we). Hannah will be starting high school next year and is looking forward to sports, music and theater activities.
I have a wonderful fiancť(engaged Dec 24th, 2012), Sue Stoltz, who attends St. Johns with me. Sue is a great cook and bakes a lot of creative cakes. Sue has four children ranging in age from 18 to 28 and one grandson who adores her. We plan to marry at St Johnís in the summer of 2014.
I have a Brother named Randi who lives with his wife in Worcester and enjoys playing drums in a blues band and working for HP as an educator. Both my parents live in Minnesota with their spouses and are retired. We visit them (only during the summer, of course) and they visit Cape Cod as their health allows.
After graduating from Central High, I joined the U.S. Army and eventually was assigned to the 18th Army Band as a trumpeter, which brought me to Fort Devens in 1983. After leaving the Army, I started college and graduated in 1991 from Assumption College in Worcester with a degree in Business Management. For the past 27 years, I have held various positions at both Digital Equipment Corporation and SAP America (currently) within the Information Technology field.
Sue and I joined St. Johnís so we could get involved and be active in our local community church through volunteering. We look forward to meeting more people and helping out as much possible. I play trumpet as a hobby and at churches along with volunteering to play taps at the National Cemetery in Bourne as part of the American Legion(Sandwich) color guard. I love the ocean and boat and fish on it and scuba dive in it. We catch lots of lobster during the summer that we as a family all love to eat. Sue and I also ride my motorcycle along the Cape Cod back roads all summer long. I am a member of the American Legion and the Bass River Rod & Gun club, where I am a range safety officer.
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