The Episcopal Church of the Holy Innocents
Judith Krom is our Deacon-Almoner. She is a native of Hartford, Connecticut. Dr. Krom retired after many years in higher education administration. She resides in Brick, New Jersey and is a widow of Dr. Bernard Braen. Dr. Krom is an alumna of Gordon College, Syracuse University, The State University of New York at Buffalo, and our diocesan School for Deacons. Her principal vocation is as a nursing home chaplain; she offers this ministry at Meridian Nursing and Rehabilitation Unit in Brick, New Jersey. As Almoner of our Parish, Dr. Krom keeps the discretionary purse for use in distributing alms for the relief of the needy. She is a member of our diocesan Commission on Recovery. Dr. Krom participates in the Liturgy, offers adult education opportunities in the Parish, and is one of the organizers and leaders of the Parish's 2012 pilgrimage to Israel. She also participates with the team from Holy Innocents' serving in the Family Promise Shelter in Manahawkin. Dr. Krom has four children and seven grandchildren.
We welcome Mrs. Lisa Halpin as our new administrator! Lisa joined us in May and is quickly becoming acclimated to her new position.
Lisa A Halpin
Rob has been a member of Holy Innocents’ for the past 25 years. During his tenure he has served as Acolyte Master, Usher Coordinator, Chalicer, Reader and Vestry member. He is looking forward to serving as a Church Warden in the upcoming year. Rob resides in Cedar Run with his wife Ellen, daughter Libby and 4 legged kids Gracie and Oliver.
Rev. Dr. Caroline Carson, aka "Parson Carson", originally from Charleston, SC, comes to us from the Sewanee School of Theology at The University of the South by way of her most recent home, New Orleans and the Diocese of Louisiana. She formerly taught at The University of New Orleans and was Director of Music at St. Paul's Episcopal, state ACDA (American Choral Directors Association) president, and assistant with the New Orleans Civic Symphony.
Mother Caroline is a missioner interested in global partnerships, peacemaking, interfaith relationships, pastoral care, the environment, and Anglican ecumenism. She is an active member of the Episcopal Communicators and is a NASA Solar System Ambassador. She has high energy and enthusiasm for life and is dedicated to intentional discipleship, learning, pastoral sensitivity, missional engagement, and recognizing the movement of the Holy Spirit in all levels of the world today. Rev Dr. Carson loves people, coffee, space, travel, photography, and her mischievous cat Bluebell.
The Diocese of New Jersey covers the southern two-thirds of the State of New Jersey- roughly those counties south of Interstate-78. Our See City (that place where our Cathedral Church is located) is Trenton, the state capital. Our Diocese is one of the oldest in The Episcopal Church, and one of the largest in numbers of Parishes and Missions, and Communicant strength.
Kay Regan-DeCicco lives in an active adult community in Waretown and has been an active communicant at Holy Innocents for 14 years. She grew up in the Bay Area of Northern California and moved to the east coast where she worked in public transportation for over 30 years. She served two terms on the Vestry and led our parish participation in Way of St. Paul, an innovative Diocesan initiative designed to help churches grow in discipleship, strength, effectiveness and numbers. She has served as Junior Warden since January of 2019.
We welcome the Reverend Daniel W. Hinkle as the full-time Interim Priest of Holy Innocents Church. He begins his ministry with us on Friday, June 1, 2018. His last Worship Service at Holy Innocents will be on Sunday, June 9rd at 7:30 & 9:30 am followed by Fellowship in the Parish Hall.
Fr. Dan is a life-long follower of Jesus and an Episcopalian. He grew up in Christ Church Bordentown, NJ. He has a BA in Philosophy with a Minor in Music and earned his M.Div. from our Episcopal Seminary in Sewanee, TN. He has been in ordained ministry in various settings for thirty-seven years and has specialized in Interim Ministry in several churches, including Lutheran, UCC as well as Episcopal congregations, for the past sixteen years.
Fr. Dan is married to Barbara who is a Hospice RN in Lancaster, PA where they permanently reside. They have six grown children, four grandchildren and two cats. They enjoy hiking and exploring the beauties of God’s very good creation.
Father Dan can be reached at FrDanhichurch@gmail.com .
Father Charles Arlin is currently the Associate Priest at Holy Innocents. He is a graduate of Hobart College and the General Theological Seminary. Father Arlin is married to the former Jane Carolyn McDonough. Together they have four children and ten grandchildren. He has served parishes in the dioceses of Central New York, and Newark, New Jersey. Father Arlin was also the Headmaster of two schools and is a retired Army Chaplain (LTC). He retired in 2010, then served as interim in two parishes.
Mr. William Kehr
Mr. Fran Kleber
Ms. Karen Vaughan
Class of 2020
Ms. Margaret Aftanis
Mr. Richard Cashel
Ms. Judith Hamilton
Class of 2021
Ms. Melissa Wall
The Wardens and Vestry are a group consisting of "adult, Confirmed communicants in good standing," elected by the Annual Meeting of the Parish, serving together with a Priest or Bishop called by the Vestry. The Episcopal Church of The Holy Innocents, Beach Haven is blessed with committed, active leadership. Each of them has unique gifts and strengths, and together they collaborate well to lead the membership.
Our Bishop is the Twelfth Bishop of New Jersey,
The Right Reverend William "Chip" H. Stokes. Bishop Stokes earned a Master of Divinity Degree from The General Theological Seminary in New York in 1990 and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Manhattan College in 1987. He was recently awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from The General Theological Seminary. He and Susan Stokes have been married for 38 years, and have four children and two grandchildren.