Board of Elders and Deacons
Deacon & Chair (Board member since 2013, Marble Member since 1995)
Greg has attended Marble since 1995 and is a former member of the Marble Sanctuary Choir. He is twice retired, first from Penn State where he was the university’s executive director of planning and analysis and a faculty member in the graduate studies program in higher education administration. Most recently he retired from IBM where he was a strategy and organizational change consultant for colleges and universities and provided educational training in core consulting skills for IBM consultants. Greg is married to Meg Armstrong and has three children, Andrew, Jeannine, and Ted.
Elder & Vice Chair (Board member since 2011, Marble Member since 2000)
Richard “Rick” Harper is a producer and graphic specialist serving leading entertainment industries, hotels, restaurants, clubs, theatrical, retail, fitness and fashion industries, both internationally and throughout the domestic U.S.
Rick serves as Vice Chair of the Marble Church Board. In addition, he is Chair of the Collegiate Outreach Committee, President of Marble Community Outreach (MCO), member of the Seminary Advisory Committee, UCC Synod participant, and trained as a Stephen Minister. As an advocate for MarbleVision, he has volunteered in different capacities including cameraman since 2001. Past committee work includes Think Tank Steering Committees, Ministries Council, Peale Society Planning and Benevolence Celebration events.
Rick attended the University of Denver, NY Institute of Technology and Nassau Community College.
Deacon & Treasurer
Bio to come.
Deacon & Secretary (Board member since 2013, Marble Member since 2002)
Sandy came to Marble in 1996 and soon enhanced her faith journey by attending the Marble Prayer Circle. She became a member in 2002 and over the years has found many paths to service. She served as a church school teacher with the Children, Youth & Family Ministry where her daughter was once a student. Sandy is a Stephen Minister. She is a member of the Hospitality Team and the Leadership Team of the Marble Women’s Ministry. Sandy serves on the Marble Board as a Deacon and the Secretary of the Board maintaining the current and historical Church documents of importance. She is a member of the Collegiate Consistory Outreach Committee which determines how best to provide financial support to non-profit organizations.
In her professional life, she is an office coordinator in a pediatric cancer clinic providing care and compassion to patients and their families. She holds a BA in Business from Marymount College of Fordham University. Her passions include promoting participation in blood donation programs, walking, reading and attending the theater.
Elder & Church Master (Board member since 2009, Marble Member since 2002)
Eileen participates fully in the life of Marble Church through many activities. She is a Stephen Minister, an avid student of Sister Carol Perry and a participant in Small Group Ministry. She previously served on the Investment and Endowment committee of the Collegiate Church and currently serves on the Marble Investment committee. Eileen holds a B.S. in Finance from St. John’s University.
Elder (Board member since 1998, Marble Member since 1995)
Stephanie M. Bailey joined Marble in 1995 and was chair of the board from 2009 through 2018. A key focus for Elder Bailey during her period as chair was to strengthen church financial practices to assure members and friends that Marble is a compelling and responsible steward of resources to do God's will in our local, national and international communities. Prior to becoming a deacon in 1998, Elder Bailey was on the leadership team of the women’s group and an inaugural member of the Spirituality in the Workplace small group.
In her professional life, Elder Bailey has been an information technology consultant and executive with PricewaterhouseCoopers, American Express and Fannie Mae, and is now a technology executive with Consolidated Edison. Stephanie also serves on the Executive Committee of the Collegiate Corporation and is a trustee with the Blanton- Peale Institute. She is married to Lawrence Bailey.
Elder (Board member since 2011, Marble Member since 1996)
Began at The Salisbury School (Episcopal boarding school mandatory chapel service 7 days a week) class ‘62, served USAF 1966-1972, married Jeanne 1969 and now 4 married children and 10 grandchildren, completed undergraduate economics AFIT 1970, Columbia University for Physical Therapist 1973, joined Marble 1996, Dr of Physical Therapy from Simmons College 2007, love to sing traditional hymns, and love Dr Brown. Frequent FaceBook because of my family, and strongly support Marble’s web presence. My hobbies include birding and gardening.
Deacon (Board member since 2013, Marble Member since 2005)
Trenesa Stanford-Danuser is the Vice President, Global Communications and Strategic Alliances for Origins Natural Resources, Ojon™ and DARPHIN Paris, divisions of The Estée Lauder Companies. Since early 2004, her strategic communications acumen and creativity have led the brand’s global media interactions, launching Origin’s largest skin care breakthrough Plantscription™, the groundbreaking integrative skin-care philosophy of Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins™ and the brand's first-ever millennial skin care franchise Original Skin™.
Stanford-Danuser honed her expertise in corporate marketing communications working in fast-paced, multi-client advertising and public relations agencies in New York and Boston. While a trends and account management executive, she served several blue chip clients. She also worked for several years as a Director of Communications and National Public Affairs “Rapid Response” Specialist for the American Red Cross.
A graduate of the University of Florida, Stanford-Danuser has a Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism. She feels privileged and blessed to serve on Collegiate Consistory Board of Directors, as well as the eWomenNetwork Foundation Advisory Board . She is a sought-after public speaker on professional women’s and mentoring forums, and has been featured in Harper’s Bazaar, Essence, Redbook, Family Circle, Shape, Self, More, Mater Mea, PRWeek and Cosmetic World. She lives in the greater New York City area with her husband Chris and their two children Dylan and Romon who are active participants in Marble's Children, Youth & Families Ministry.
T. Hunter Dare
Elder (Board member since 2011, Marble Member since 2009)
Hunter started visiting Marble in 1999 and began attending regularly after moving to the neighborhood in 2007. He became a member at the beginning of 2009, sang in the gospel choir and served as an usher on the South Aisle before becoming a Deacon in late 2011. Hunter currently serves on both Marble’s Investment and the Finance committees and served on the Church Growth Think Tank. He also serves on the Investment and Endowment committee of the Collegiate Churches of New York and has served on its Outreach committee where he had his most gratifying church experience which was being part of a small team that lead the Collegiate Church to make a gift that funded the construction of a specialized children’s hospital that, every year, saves the lives of hundreds of children in Somalia with Severe Acute Malnutrition.
Hunter has worked as a both a banker and trader in fixed income for Goldman Sachs and Citibank. He has also served as CFO of an education focused internet company, and managed a private fixed income investment fund. His wife Susie, an attorney, is also a Marble member.
Bio and headshot to come.
Deacon (Board member since 2013, Marble Member since 2009)
Ted Gregory has been a successful practitioner in a retained executive search environment for many years. He possess long-standing industry contacts, cross industry knowledge, human resources experience, diversity experiences, skills in marketing, sales, business and management. Over the years his searches have included CEO’s, COO’s, CFO’s, Athletic Directors, Coaches, Human Resources, Chief Legal Officers, Chief Technology Officers, Chief Diversity Officers, and Development Officers. Ted has been engaged by Corporations, Associations, and Universities. He is equally effective in micro-cap companies as in larger ones.
Ted was scholar-athlete at Columbia University and earned a BA in Economics. In addition, he was Co-Captain of the varsity football team, garnered All-League honors, honorable mention All-America, 25-year All Ivy League Team, the Columbia All-Century Team and the Columbia Athletics Hall of Fame.
At Marble, Ted is one of the Founders of the Stephen Ministry and member of the Gospel Choir. You can generally find him standing at the Stephen Ministry table in the Loft after any given Sunday service, answering questions about Stephen Ministry.
Elder (Marble Member since 1982, Board Member since 2009)
Sheila is a retiree of JP Morgan Chase where she served as a Vice President and Client Technology Liaison Manager of Global Securities Services. She previously worked for Fidelity Investments Boston as a consultant in Global Investment Services. Sheila spent most of her career at Bankers Trust Company where she held many positions the final being Vice President of Global Custody Service responsible for managing their Global Banking Network.
Sheila serves as Vice President of the RCA Classes of New York and a member of the Executive Committee of the Reformed Association of the United Church of Christ. She currently serves as a member of the Collegiate Consistory Financial Planning Committee and chair of the Marble Seminarian Support Committee.
Sheila has a BA from Bernard Baruch College.
John Rorer II
Elder (Board member since 1994, Marble Member since 1983)
John Rorer is retired. Prior to retirement, John served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the American Museum of Natural History for seven years. His earlier work experience was at the New York Botanical Garden where he served as Chief Operating Officer, and at Polytechnic University where his final position was Vice President for Finance and Administration. While at Polytechnic, John was part of the team that planned and developed MetroTech, a one billion dollar redevelopment of 16 acres in downtown Brooklyn. John began his career in New York City government where he served for five years.
John received a BA degree from Harvard College and a Master of Public Administration degree from New York University.
Greg Walker, Elder Emeritus
Clair Zak, Elder Emerita
Serving as Deacons to Intersections International
Barbara Costigan and Dick Behn