Ministers & Program Directors

Dr. Michael B. Brown, Senior Minister
Kate Troy, Assistant

Formerly the Senior Minister of Centenary United Methodist Church, a 3,900-member congregation in Winston Salem, North Carolina, Dr. Michael Brown became the sixth Senior Minister of Marble Collegiate Church in February, 2009. His dynamic leadership inspires one of the largest congregations in New York City, and has a national and international reach via Marble's Media Ministry. A North Carolina native, Dr. Brown has served several United Methodist congregations across that state as well as taught Ethics (University of North Carolina-Ashville), New Testament (High Point University), and Congregational Change (Wake Forest University). A noted speaker, Dr. Brown has also written five books and is contributing author to eleven others. His most recent book is A Five-Mile Walk in 2016. He received a Doctorate in Ministry from Drew Theological School and a Masters of Divinity from Duke University. Dr. Brown and his wife Page, have four children, Zachary, Adam, Alison and Catherine, and just welcomed their first granddaughter, Anderson, this past year. View full bio.

Rev. Kirsty DePree, Senior Associate Minister
Judy Tulin, Congregational Care Associate

Rev. Kirsty DePree is passionate about walking with others on their journey. She is our Minister of Congregational Care, the Pastoral Advisor to Stephen Ministry, Women’s Ministry and CYF (Children Youth & Families), and oversees baptisms. Before arriving at Marble Collegiate Church, she served as the Coordinator of Discipleship for the Reformed Church in America (RCA) and also served as a minister in three different RCA congregations in Michigan. Rev. DePree attended Western Theological Seminary and Hope College. She is married to Tim, and together they are proud parents of Jeremy and Josh, as well as loving parents-in-law to Josh’s wife, Chelsea.

Rev. Chad Tanaka Pack, Associate Minister

Rev. Chad Tanaka Pack serves as Associate Minister. He is pastoral advisor to GIFTS: LGBTQ Fellowship, and Connection: 20s & 30s. He graduated with a Master of Divinity from Yale Divinity School and is ordained in the Reformed Church in America. Before joining Marble Collegiate Church, Tanaka Pack was Minister for Stewardship and Finance at Middle Collegiate Church. He is a certified public accountant, a playwright, and a performer. He is married to the Rev. Michael Foley.

Dr. Kenneth Ruge, Minister for Counseling and Staff Consultation

Dr. Kenneth C. Ruge, a minister and licensed marriage and family therapist, has worked with couples and individuals for over 40 years helping them grow and resolve life conflicts. A contributor to the Ladies Home Journal column, “Can This Marriage be Saved?” Dr. Ruge is a frequent lecturer on marital health and parenting issues. He is the author of Where Do I Go From Here?, The Othello Response, and co-author with Nina Frost and Richard Shoup of Soulmapping: An Imaginative Way to Self-Discovery. Dr. Ruge is an Approved Supervisor with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and a Fellow of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. A graduate of Carleton College, Union Theological Seminary and Blanton-Peale Graduate Institute, he had previously been a part of Marble Church for many years as a lecturer, adjunct minister and as Administrative Minister. He retired from his position as Senior Minister of the Reformed Church of Bronxville in 2016, where he served for 7 years.

Daryl Paul Lobban, Associate in Ministry
Daryl Paul Lobban serves as our Associate in Ministry, with primary ministerial responsibilities in the Children, Youth and Family Ministry (CYF) and Connection: 20s & 30s. He is also serving as the Director of External Relationships for the Massachusetts Council of Churches. Before arriving at Marble Collegiate Church, he has served in a variety of ministerial roles in Pentecostal, AME, and Baptist churches in Brooklyn and Boston and serves on a number of community and ecumenical boards. Daryl graduated from Boston University School of Theology and Nyack College. He is married to Dr. Shavonne Moore-Lobban.

Gayle F. Robinson, Chief Operating Officer

Kenneth V. Dake, Director of Music

Christina Morano Keiser, Director of Media

Catherine Ortiz, Director of Marketing Communications

Kim Sebastian-Ryan, Director of Membership & Connecting

Susanah Wade, Director of Missions & Outreach

Staff

Keith Alvarez, Maintenance

John Angello, Controller

Virgilio Belen, Maintenance

Karie Brown, Cherub Choir

Stuart Cole, Facilities & Events Manager

Colleen Cosgrove, Director of Welcoming Ministries & Hospitality

Michael Finke, Children’s Choir

Karla Fritsch, Publications Manager

Luis Furniel, Maintenance

Nick Giardina, Audio Technician

Deah Harriott, WeWo Music Director

Ashley Johnson, Marketing & Communications Manager

Rev. Gregory Johnson, Prayer Circle

Daphne Kim, Human Resources Manager

Greg Lum, Art Director

Beatriz Marin, Accounts Payable

John McHugh, Properties Manager

Baleta McKenzie, Small Groups Coordinator

Stacy Penson, Director of the Marble Community Gospel Choir

Lauren Perez, Part-time Receptionist

Don Piper, Program Manager

Yvon Plaisimond, Maintenance

Andres Ramirez, Maintenance

Desmond Roberts, Part-time Receptionist

Tom Schneider, Missions & Outreach Associate

Jessica Scovel, Director of Children's Ministry

Jaroslav Sorm, IT Manager

Mario Sprouse, Arts Ministry Coordinator

Gary Thompson, Receptionist; Wedding Coordinator

Kate Troy, Executive Assistant to Senior Minister

Judy Tulin, Congregational Care Associate

Siobhan Tull, Director of Virtual Church Relations

Jerry Williams, Maintenance

Derek Weagle, Music Administrative Assistant

Shana Wolfe, Business Office/Data