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 Co-chairs our diocesan Commission on Recovery, and is on the Deacon's Council. 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.

Judy lives in Beach Haven and owns Coastal Consignment & Salvage Co. The store is celebrating its 15th year in business!  Judy is married with two children and two grandchildren.  

Rob has been a member of Holy Innocents’ for the past 24 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.

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.

WALTER HARTT, Th.D, Ph.D
Dr. Hartt is the Rector Emeritus of Christ Church, Toms River, where he served 16 years. He was also a University and Seminary professor. He has been married to Marilyn, nee Harvey, for 60 years. Marilyn was formerly a nursing home administrator.
He us the father of two sons: Paul, Rector of St. Peter’s, Albany; Peter, Director of Insurance, State of NJ Department of Insurance and Banking. He is enjoying retirement, living on a beautiful lagoon adjacent to a salt marsh with the bay in the distance. He recently returned from an 11,000 mile cross country car trip visiting the National Parks and enjoying the wonder of our land.
He feels blest by God beyond deserving and privileged to serve His Church as Sunday Supply. 
He wishes God’s Peace to the good people of Holy Innocents.

Our Deacon-Almoner

Our Supply Priest

Our Associate Priest

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.



The Vestry


Class of 2019

Mr. Allen Lee
Ms. Kim Sparks
Ms. Melissa Wall



Class of 2020


Mr. William Kehr
Mr. Fran Kleber
Ms. Karen Vaughan


Class of 2021

Ms. Margaret Aftanis
Mr. Richard Cashel
Ms. Kay DeCicco



Mr. Rob Meyer




Ms. Judith Hamilton



Church Wardens

Our Church Wardens and Vestry

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


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.