Evelyn Bezruczyk - Vestry Member
Jerry and I were married at Christ Church 31 years ago. We were both Roman Catholic and were looking for a church we could call home and be active in. We attended services and were welcomed warmly. Jerry was Sexton for a while. I have been on Altar Guild many years and on Vestry twice before. I still work part-time. I serve as a chalice bearer and a Lay Eucharistic Minister. I enjoy the beach, bike riding, bus trips, games shows, and when I can do nothing!
Charles Lansana Kamano - Vestry Member
Charles was born and raised in Sierra Leone, West Africa. His father and mother were both Muslims who originally came from Guinea to live in Sierra Leone. Charles grew up in a Muslim family until the age of 16 when he converted to Christianity, and was baptized in the Roman Catholic Church in 1988. After his graduation from high school in 1990, he decided to go to Seminary to become a priest from 1992-2001. He was ordained as a Roman Catholic priest on October 7, 2001. That same year, he began working as a parish priest under the Archdiocese of Conakry in Guinea. From 2001-2006, he led two French-language congregations in Conakry. He also worked to organize the refugee community in Conakry, uniting refugees from Sierra Leone and other surrounding countries in an English-language parish, which he led from 2002-2006. He also held other leadership positions in the Diocese, working with its youth groups and the Diocese's Media Commission. He supervised the broadcasting and editing of religious programs for the Radio and Television. This is how he became interested in communications and developed the desire to study the media in Rome from 2006-2009. In May 2010, he moved to the US after deciding to make the transition to becoming an Episcopal priest in the Diocese of Connecticut. He has been attending the Church of the Holy Spirit since September 2010, where he assists as a lay reader. In addition to that, he assists the Haitian French-speaking Episcopal congregation at St. John’s Bridgeport offering both sermons and Bible studies in their native tongue. Charles is currently doing Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at Yale New Haven Hospital as one of the requirements for the Episcopal ordination.
Patrick Moore - Vestry Member
Patrick Moore is a health and education advisor with a Doctorate in Traditional Naturopathy and a Master's Degree in Human Nutrition. He has been conducting holistic nutrition seminars for the nurses at Yale-New Haven Hospital for the last ten years, teaching them how to take better care of themselves. Further, he has formulated and created anti-aging skin care products and therapeutic aromatherapy mists produced by his company, Nutritional Science Associates. Previously, he had a marketing and management career with the IBM Corporation; worked as a Deputy Campaign Manager for a successful Presidential candidate; spent six years as a free-lance journalist in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East with journalistic credits with the Canadian Broadcasting Company; and served as a member of an international relief organization (AMURT) providing assistance in Bangladesh and Iraq. Patrick's wife, Maria, a former Art Director for a New York City Advertising Company, works at Yale-New Haven Hospital's Smilow Cancer Center as a Volunteer coordinator. She is creating holistic programs to enhance patient wellness including an innovative plan to bring music therapy to all departments of the hospital. Patrick is new to West Haven and began attending the Church of the Holy Spirit in April, 2011. A lifetime member of the Catholic Church, he states he is spiritually uplifted to have found a home in the Church of The Holy Spirit. He has two children - Carlina, 4 years old, and step-son, Liam, 12. Both attend a Magnet School in New Haven. The family enjoys all outdoor activities and the arts and all are serious practitioners of the Korean Martial Art of Taekwondo. They also are excited about being participants of the new church band under music director Jeff's leadership
Jacqueline Joseph - Vestry Member
Jacqueline was born in Jamaica, West Indies and is acradle Episcopalian. She has lived in West Haven
since 1979. She is married to Lesly Joseph and hastwo grown sons, Charlesly and Jacqueniel. In
addition to assisting her husband with the SCRIPgift card church fund-raiser, she serves as an adult
Acolyte and a church ministry member of the AltarGuild and Prayer Shawl Ministry. (Jacqueline is also
among the Rector‘s husband‘s favorites – especiallywhen it comes to her macaroni and cheese!)
Vicki ( Shand ) Rothenhausen