Clergy and Staff

The Rev. Matthew Wright, Priest-in-Charge


The Rev. Matthew Wright grew up in Western North Carolina, wandering into an Episcopal Church for the first time in 2003—with no idea of where that small act would lead!  He received his B.A. in Religious Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and M.Div. from Virginia Theological Seminary.  Matthew was ordained to the priesthood in September 2012 and has served as priest-in-charge at St. Gregory's since October 2014.

Matthew lives with his wife, Yanick Savain, alongside the brothers of Holy Cross Monastery in West Park, where they participate in the Benedictine rhythm of work and prayer in community.  In addition to his half-time ministry with St. Gregory's, Matthew serves as a retreat leader and teaches for Northeast Wisdom and the Contemplative Society, non-profits dedicated to the renewal of the Christian Wisdom tradition.  He is a vowed Companion in the Rivendell Community.

Matthew can be reached at or by leaving a message at (845) 679-8800.

The Rev. Susan Auchincloss, Priest Associate

The Rev. Susan Auchincloss joined St. Gregory's as a Priest Associate in 2017, having previously served the congregation as an interim priest.  Susan has also served as rector of St. John's, New City, NY and as headmistress of an Episcopal school.  She is currently on the Ecumenical and Interfaith Commission of the Diocese of New York and a member of the Founders' Cooperation Circle of the United Religions Initiative.

Susan can be reached at

Robin Succar, Adminstrative Assistant

Ann Klein, Music Director

Donna Price, Treasurer

Elizabeth Barlow, Assistant Treasurer

The Vestry 2020

Senior Warden     Sue Bard

Junior Warden     Tress Palmer

Lynn Riley

Jack Breen

Joe DeAngelis

Bill Walker

Claudia Cline

Sean O'Connor

Ministry Teams 2018

BUILDING & GROUNDS        Stuart Auchincloss, Barbara Hass, Keith Werwa

​FINANCE                               Harry Kirn, Donna Price, Elizabeth Barlow, Sue Bard, Dana Patton

GARDENS                             Elizabeth Barlow, Marie Duane, Karuna Foudriat

MEDIA                                   Harry Kirn, Alan Yount, Scott Widmeyer

OUTREACH                           Tress Palmer, Lynn Riley, Barbara Glick