Grace Church Staff

The Rev. Pamela B. Bakal, Rector
Rev. Pamela began her call to serve at Grace Church in 1996. Previously, she served as Assistant to the Rector at Grace Church Brooklyn Heights and Priest Associate at Trinity Wall Street. Rev. Pamela brings many gifts to the parish and encourages parishioners to use and develop their own.

The Rev. Audrey C. Hasselbrook, Priest Associate
Rev. Audrey is a life-long member of the Episcopal Church, and was raised at Grace Church. She serves a parish in Montclair as well as Grace Church. Rev. Audrey also serves on the Diocesan Prison Ministry Committee (secretary), the Liturgy Committee (chair), and as a member of the Board of the Diocese’s Nutley Senior Manor. She has served in urban and suburban parishes in the Diocese of Newark. Prior to entering the General Theological Seminary, she worked as an elementary school teacher. She loves to read, hike, garden, cook, and go to the ballet with friends. Audrey and her husband, Jim, have three daughters.

Mr. Randall Svane, 
Organist and Choirmaster
Randall Svane has been active for more than 30 years as an organist, conductor, and teacher. He holds a B.M. in organ performance from the Manhattan School of Music and a M.A. in composition form NYU. 

His music has been performed by the New York Philharmonic, the Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina in Florence, the Munich Chamber Choir, the Schola Cantorum Leipzig, the Leipzig Vocal Ensemble, the Vratsa State Philharmonic in Bulgaria, the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Santa Fe’s 20th Century Unlimited, the Minneapolis Artists Ensemble, and the Borromeo String Quartet.

 Svane’s achievements have been recognized through grants, prizes, and awards from such organizations as the ASCAP, Meet the Composer, the American Music Center, the New Jersey Council on the Arts, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Astral Foundation, and the Jerome Foundation. His extensive catalogue includes orchestral, chamber, operatic, and choral works.

Ms. Kathy Bimbi, Handbell Director
Kathy taught music in the Nutley School system for many years, in both the high school and the elementary grades. She brings her enthusiasm for music and teaching to our bell choir, helping new musicians and more seasoned ones to develop their skills.

Mr. Len Roberts, Parish Administrator
Ms. Dina Boccino, Financial Administrator
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