The Reverend Paul J. Kane, Rector
The Reverend Paul J. Kane was instituted as the seventh Rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on December 1, 2015. Fr. Kane is a graduate of St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach, FL and LaSalle University in Philadelphia, PA. He was ordained to the priesthood in the Archdiocese of Miami (RC) on May 11, 1996 and was received as a priest of the Diocese of Southeast Florida on June 14, 2013. In addition to his ministry as Rector of St. Paul’s, Fr. Kane serves as the Diocesan Chaplain for the Order of the Daughters of the King.
Prior to coming to St. Paul’s, Fr. Kane served for two years as Priest-in-Charge at St. James in-the-Hills Episcopal Church in Hollywood, FL. During that time, he also served as Vice-Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Jubilee Center of South Broward, Inc. and as the Broward Deanery’s clergy representative to the Executive Board of the Diocese of Southeast Florida.
Before serving full-time at St. James in-the-Hills, Fr. Kane worked for four years at Food For The Poor, Inc. in Coconut Creek, FL. There he managed a team of clergy speakers and project development coordinators, and oversaw projects of sustainable development throughout the Caribbean and Latin America.
From the time of his ordination in 1996 until June, 2010, Fr. Kane served as a priest in the Roman Catholic Church. In 2011, Fr. Kane and his wife Irene made the journey from “Rome to Canterbury,” becoming members of St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church in Coral Springs, FL.
Fr. Kane served three Roman Catholic parishes in south Florida: St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church in Pompano Beach (2001 – 2010), St. Timothy Catholic Church in Kendall (1998-2001), and Little Flower Catholic Church in Hollywood (1996-1998). During this time, Fr. Kane served on the Board of Directors of the Morningstar Renewal Center in Pinecrest, FL and on the Clergy Advisory Board of BOLDJustice, a direct action organization in Broward County, FL.
Prior to seminary, Fr. Kane worked in sales management for Amscan, Inc and Berwick Industries, Inc. He and his wife Irene have an adult daughter Ingrid, and a feisty pooch named Yangito, who rules the roost at home!
The Reverend Kathleen P. Gannon, Associate Rector
The Reverend Kathleen P. Gannon joined St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on June 1, 2005. Rev. Gannon is a graduate of the Episcopal Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS) in Alexandria, Virginia. Ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons on April 17, 2005, and ordained to the Priesthood on November 6, 2005 at St Paul’s.
In her work at St. Paul’s, Gannon has a full range of priestly responsibilities, sharing in liturgy, preaching, pastoral care, mission and outreach.
In her work in the community, Gannon has served on the founding board of Family Promise of South Palm Beach County with two terms as Board President. She remains active in supporting Family Promise which is a faith response to children and families who are without homes, providing shelter, food, and the services that will restore the family to independence. St. Paul’s engages the over 100 volunteers engaged in the many aspects of the Family Promise work.
Rev. Gannon served a three year term as Dean of the South Palm Beach in the Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida. Representing the nine Episcopal Churches in the Deanery, she served on the Executive Board of the Diocese.
In the mission arena, Gannon served on the founding board of the South Florida Haiti Project, a partnership with Bon Samaritain Episcopal Church and School in Bondeau, Haiti.
Rev. Gannon enjoyed a career in banking for 17 years, specializing first in mortgage banking administration and later in real estate construction lending. In the early 1990’s she changed careers and began to work for the Chapel of Saint Andrew Episcopal Church in Boca Raton as a lay ministry coordinator until she left for seminary in August of 2002. A native of New York, she has been a Florida resident since 1985 and has siblings and family in both states.
The Reverend David Angelica, Assistant Priest
The Reverend Dr. David Angelica came to St. Paul’s Church from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and is employed as a part-time Seasonal Assistant. He received a degree in Sacred Theology from General Seminary in New York City, with a specialty in Liturgics, and a PhD from New York University, with a specialty in Psychiatric Counseling. At St. Paul’s, Fr. Angelica preaches and celebrates, assists in pastoral ministry, leads various seasonal courses, is the Spiritual Advisor for Lectio Divina and the Martha Altar Guild, and provides pastoral counseling within the parish.
Caren Kilpatrick, Parish Administrator
Caren and her husband Tim, both Delray Beach natives, joined St. Paul’s in 1984 shortly after graduating from Stetson University and getting married. Their children, Trent, Tate and Taylor were baptized at St. Paul’s, attended the Day School, and Trent and his wife Amy were married here in 2009.
Caren graduated from St. Andrew’s School and received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Stetson. She has worked in every financial aspect of the family’s business, as well as acted as a property manager for over 25 years.
At St. Paul’s, Caren has served on the Day School Board, as a youth mentor and youth group leader, a Sunday School teacher and the Director of Sunday School, been on numerous mission trips to Our Little Roses and has served on the Board of Episcopal Charities and currently volunteers at Paul’s Place.
Dr. Paul Cienniwa, Director of Music Ministries
Dr. Paul Cienniwa joined the staff at St. Paul’s in 2017. Previously, he served as music director at First Church in Boston and on the faculties of the Music School of the Rhode Island Philharmonic, Framingham State University, and UMass-Dartmouth. He also played organ and harpsichord regularly with the Rhode Island Philharmonic and the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, where he was Chorus Master. A native of Niles, Illinois, his undergraduate studies were at DePaul University in Chicago, and his graduate studies were at Yale University, where he was awarded the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in 2003.
Liz Ryan, Day School Director
Liz has worked with young children since 1993 and was a teacher and director at the preschool at her parish in Coral Springs, FL before moving to Illinois in 2001. There she was director of all the children and youth programming at her parish. She feels blessed to be back in South Florida and back to her roots with the preschool-aged children here at St. Paul’s Day School and knew it was the right place to be from the very start! With the retirement of beloved director Patti Daniell, Liz becomes the third director in the school’s 53 year history! “This is a very special place! Children know they are loved and valued the minute they walk through the door!”
Kathy Fazio, Director Paul’s Place
Kathy grew up in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. She graduated from Rollins College with a BA in History and Political Science. After graduation, Kathy moved to Boston where she worked in the investment business for 15 years. During her time in Boston, she met and married her husband John. In 1987, Kathy and John moved to Delray Beach and started their family. They have two grown children, Annie and Jay, both of whom attended St. Paul’s Day School. In 2001, Kathy began volunteering at Paul’s Place After School one day a week. Over time, additional help was needed, so Kathy turned into a full-time volunteer. Kathy took over the role of Director during the Fall of 2007.
Taylor Kilpatrick, Assistant Director Paul’s Place
Taylor has been an active member of St. Paul’s throughout her life and is excited to carry out the important ministry of Paul’s Place in our community. She recently earned her master of social work degree from Barry University and has a great deal of experience working with children.
Marie Ridolfo, Director of Communications
Marie Ridolfo became part of the St. Paul’s staff in 2013. She joined St. Paul’s in 2007 as a member of the choir and La Camerata del Re, with whom she plays the viola da gamba. Marie grew up in the Episcopal church, as the daughter of an Episcopal priest. She graduated from Capital University (Columbus, Ohio) with a B.M. in Music Media. She moved to Florida to obtain her M.M. in Performing Arts Production from Florida International University. Since then, Marie has held various positions in the music business including recording studios, concert hall management and booking agencies. In 2007 she became Administrative Assistant in Music at a church in Fort Lauderdale. Her duties expanded to communications and has led her to her current position at St. Paul’s. Marie and her husband, Brian, were married at St. Paul’s in 2008. They have one daughter, Siena Rose, who attended St. Paul’s Day School.