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The Reverend Dr. Libby Gibson, Rector

The Rev. Dr. Libby Gibson was called as Rector in the summer of 2012, after serving as Senior Associate Rector at the Church of the Holy Comforter in Vienna, VA and as an adjunct faculty member at the Virginia Theological Seminary. At the seminary, Libby taught courses in Medical Ethics, Contemporary Anglican Theology, and Prophetic Preaching. While in metropolitan Washington, D.C. Libby regularly worked with an outdoor ministry with the downtown poor called Street Church and was privileged to regularly celebrate the Eucharist at the Pentagon. Prior to seminary, Libby worked as an administrator and adjunct faculty member at the University of Virginia’s Center for Hospice and Palliative Care. Her doctorate in religious studies focused on end-of-life issues and Libby has a deep passion for working with families during this sacred and tender time. Libby has four children (Sophie, Phoebe, Teddy, and Charlie), two delightfully naughty Pembroke Welsh Corgis (Lizzy and Maggie) and an adorable Shih Tzu (George), two cats (Camilla and Christopher), and lots of chickens (who do have names… email if you’re interested!)  In addition to spending time with her children and animals, Libby loves yoga, running, exploring the beauty of God’s creation, reading, knitting, biking, traveling, gardening, and is learning the art of weaving Nantucket baskets. 

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Photo courtesy of Libby GibsonThe Reverend Canon Charles Morris, Assisting Priest

Before being ordained in 1969, the Reverend Canon Charles H. Morris earned his Bachelor of Science in Music Education from West Chester University in Pennsylvania and taught music for three years in Conshohocken outside of Philadelphia.  

Music has always made an important contribution to his ministry.  He received his Master of Divinity Degree from  Philadelphia Divinity School.  

Fr. Morris served parishes on Long Island for 20 years, 18 of those years while serving the church, he was also the Headmaster of the Parish Day School, and taught in the classroom.  He then came to St. Mary’s for 6 years to serve as the Assistant to Father David Allen. He returned to Pennsylvania to be Rector of Trinity Church in Pottsville, PA.  In 1999, the Bishop of the Diocese of Bethlehem, PA, honored Fr. Morris with the title of Canon Pastor of the Diocese for his extensive work among all the Episcopal churches in the county.

A major support in ministry for Fr. Morris has been his wife, Wilma.  They have two children who were born during their years on Long Island which explains why the kids still cheer for New York teams like the Yankees and the Jets.  They are blessed with two grandchildren.  And doubly blessed that the whole family lives in Harwich on Cape Cod.

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Mr. Douglas Keilitz, Director of Music Ministries and Organist

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Douglas Keilitz has been Director of Music Ministries and Organist at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Barnstable since 2013.

Douglas studied at the Mannes College of Music in New York City, and his teachers have included William Whitehead, Richard Westenburg, Stephen Hamilton, Robert Arnold, and Robert K. Kennedy. Over his varied career, he has held church and synagogue positions throughout New
 York City, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

Douglas has performed concerts in many of New York’s landmark churches, including St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, St. Mary the Virgin, the Church of the Transfiguration, and St. Paul’s Chapel. Quoting the Lehigh Valley Chapter AGO newsletter after a performance in Allentown, Pennsylvania: “Douglas Keilitz amazed the listeners with a breathtaking performance of the (Bach) Pièce d’Orgue“…and “His playing was outstanding…“

He has performed in masterclasses with renowned organists Marie-Claire Alain, Olivier Latry, James David Christie, Charles Callahan, and Martin Jean. An experienced choral director, he has directed several community choruses. An active accompanist and vocal coach, he has served in that capacity for several community choruses and synagogues. He is also a composer of choral music, and his works for the synagogue have been performed at New York’s Temple Emmanu-El.

In addition to his musical career, Douglas is also a pipe organ builder, restorer, technician, and curator. Having grown up on the Great South Bay of Long Island, he is fond of boats and all things nautical. The son of a machinist, he is skilled at cabinet and furniture-grade woodworking, and enjoys maintaining his home near Nantucket Sound.

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Ms. Kate Dunigan-AtLee, Parish Administrator

Kate moved to the Cape in 2009 with her husband, Aaron, and their son, Mateo. Her daughter, Eleanor, was born at Cape Cod Hospital in 2010.

Kate grew up in Tampa, Florida and met and fell in love with her college sweetheart at Greenville University in southern Illinois. Before moving to the Cape, Kate and Aaron enjoyed the adventure of teaching for 7 years at Colegio Maya, the American International School of Guatemala. They feel blessed to have traveled throughout the world and are loving exploring and raising their children on Cape Cod.

Kate’s background is in libraries, having worked as a high school librarian for 12 years (6 of those at Sturgis Charter Public School) before feeling God’s call to ministry at St. Mary’s. She holds a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of South Florida.

Kate is a Jesus freak, world traveler, compulsive reader, audiobook lover, vegetable enthusiast, amateur yogi, beach bum, and NPR junkie.

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Ms. Cathy Ode, Director of Faith Formation and Community Engagement

Cathy Ode moved to the Cape five years ago with her husband, Jud Cutting, who is a respiratory therapist. Previously they lived just outside Boulder, Colorado; currently they live in Sandwich. Cathy has a background in social work, psychotherapy, and mediation as well as lay ministry (including youth ministry, Christian education/formation, spiritual direction, and pastoral care). She’s actively involved with the national Episcopal educators’ group, known as Forma, and served on Forma’s Board of Directors for several years.  Between them, Cathy and Jud have five adult children ranging in age from 21 to 30, and two dogs. In addition to time with her family, Cathy enjoys acting, watercoloring painting, gardening, and kayaking. A favorite volunteer activity is serving on the board of the Sandwich Arts Alliance. She’s delighted to be part of the St. Mary’s family.

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Mr. Carmen Cappucio, Sexton

Carmen brings a wealth of maintenance and repair experiences to St. Mary’s.  He was raised in the Boston area and has a wealth of knowledge about this part of Massachusetts. We are grateful for Carmen’s hard work, ingenuity, and kindness to all.

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Ms. Katie Greene, Nursery Coordinator

Katie was raised at St. Mary’s, and brings her love of the parish and children to her work in the nursery.  While a human resources guru in her day job, we are grateful for Katie’s caring and dedication to the youngest children at St. Mary’s

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Colleen Mason

Ms. Colleen Mason, Finance Coordinator

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