Board of Elders and Deacons
Elder & 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.
Deacon & Treasurer (Board member since 2017, Marble Member since 1995)
Barbara has been a member of Marble since 1995. Active in the Women’s Ministry and the Small Group Ministry for several years, she also served as an usher from 1996 to 2017. Most recently she participated in the PS 30 tutorial program. Currently, Barbara is a member of the Benevolence Committee which reviews grant applications from various social service organizations as part of the Easter Offering. As Treasurer, she is also the Chairperson of the Financial Resources Committee. Being an active member of the Marble community has deepened her faith and contributed significantly to her spiritual growth.
Professionally Barbara has been a residential real estate broker with the Corcoran Group Real Estate firm since 1996. In 2000, she opened and managed the firm’s uptown office in Carnegie Hill returning to brokerage two years later. Previously she was a Loan Officer and Project Manager at General Electric Capital Corp. where she managed a multi-million-dollar hotel/apartment renovation, the Chase Park Plaza in St. Louis. Early in her career, she was on the Extension faculty in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Cornell University. A native of New England, she graduated from Connecticut College, holds a Master’s in Education from Columbia Teachers College and an MBA from Boston University. She also serves on the board of her co-op and is a trustee of the Murray Hill Neighborhood Association.
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 theater.
Elder & Church Master (Board member since 2009, Marble Member since 2002)
Eileen participates fully in the life of Marble Church through many activities. In addition to her role as Church Master, she serves on the Marble Board Personnel Committee and the Collegiate Consistory Operations Committee. During her tenure on the Board she has served on the Collegiate Consistory Investment and Endowment Committee, the Marble Board Investment Committee and various task groups. She serves on the Prime Time Fellowship Committee and the Marble Women’s Ministry Leadership Team. She is retired from a very fulfilling career in investment sales and client service. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from St. John’s University and a Master of Science in Non Profit Leadership from Fordham 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)
Peter began his education at The Salisbury School (Episcopal boarding school, mandatory chapel service 7 days a week) and graduated in the ‘62 class. He graduated from the University of Vermont, class of ‘66. Peter served the USAF from 1966 to 1972 honorably discharged as a Captain. In 1969, he married Jeanne; they have four married children and twelve grandchildren. He completed his undergraduate studies in economics through AFIT in 1970 and from Columbia University as a Physical Therapist in 1973. He created one of the first private physical therapy practices in New Jersey in 1977 and was awarded his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree with distinction from his studies at Simmons College, Boston in 2007.
Peter joined Marble in 1996. He loves to sing traditional hymns and attend Dr. Bos’ sermons. Peter strongly supports Marble’s web presence. He is a frequent Facebook follower because of his family. His 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.
Deacon (Board member since 2019, Marble Member since 2012)
Tim starting visiting Marble in 2007, after he saw an advertisement on the subway about Marble Collegiate Church. The ad highlighted Marble’s welcoming community and diverse congregation. It also highlighted that Marble had an LGBTQ fellowship. Growing up attending an Evangelical church, Tim was looking for a church home that was welcoming to LGBTQ Christians. Tim visited Marble a few times, and was fascinated by the friendly congregation, as well as the vibrant LGBTQ community. He especially loved the monthly LGBTQ coffee hour/brunches that offered a great way for everyone in the community to connect. Prior to serving as a Deacon, Tim served on the Leadership Team for GIFTS, Marble’s LGBTQ fellowship. Tim also taught Sunday School at his church back home, which he thought was the most rewarding experience both spiritually and personally.
Professionally, Tim has over 15 years of experiences in Finance, 13 as an investor at GIC, Singapore’s Sovereign Wealth Fund. His area of focus is TMT (Tech/Media/Telecom), where he invested across both public and private markets. Tim received an MBA from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a BA from National Taiwan University.
Deacon (Board member since 2020, Marble Member since 2017)
Matthew credits his hometown pastor, the Reverend Allan Ramirez, for providing him with an initial introduction to Marble Collegiate Church. Marble’s warmth and its continually demonstrated commitment to inclusivity, diversity, charity, and families inspired him and his family to become members. He has served on Marble’s Stewardship Committee, is a member of Marble’s Parent Leadership Team, and regularly volunteers to teach Sunday School.
In his professional life Matthew serves as in-house counsel for a Bermuda holding company and its U.S. subsidiaries. He holds a J.D. from St. John’s University and a B.A. from Trinity College. Matthew is married to Kate Morse, with whom he has two children who would be embarrassed to be mentioned here by name. He is an unapologetic bibliophile and ardent movie lover.
Elder (Board Member since 2009, Marble Member since 1982)
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.
Tomasita L. Sherer
Deacon (Board member since 2019, Marble Member since 2003)
Tomasita L. Sherer has been attending Marble Church for her lifetime and was baptized by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale. As an adult, she officially joined Marble as a member in 2003 and strengthened her involvement with the church after starting a family and registering her children in the Children Youth & Families (CYF) ministry. A key focus for Deacon Sherer is the Children’s Ministry and strengthening the bonds of the families that participate together. Ms. Sherer is also a supporter of several community outreach initiatives through Marble Church including events that have benefitted the children and mothers of PS 30 and Icahn House.
In her professional life, Deacon Sherer is Of Counsel at the global law firm, DLA Piper, where she practices law specializing in the litigation and arbitration of business disputes. In addition to her client responsibilities, Tomasita dedicates hundreds of hours annually to providing pro bono legal assistance to individuals in need through DLA Piper’s world-renowned pro bono program. Tomasita also serves on the board of the New York Women’s Foundation. She is married to Orlando Sherer and is the proud mother of twin boys, Harrison and Colin.
Greg Walker, Elder Emeritus
Clair Zak, Elder Emerita
Serving as Deacons to Intersections International