Clergy and Staff

The Rev. Dr. Nina Ranadive Pooley

Rector

The people of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Pittsfield called The Reverend Dr. Nina Ranadive Pooley to serve as their rector in February 2021.

Nina has a BA in Religion and a BA in Psychology from The College of William and Mary and a Masters of Education from The University of Virginia. She was formed for ordained ministry at The School of Theology, University of the South, and was awarded the M.Div. in 2004.
 
After ordination to the priesthood, she served for two years as Associate Rector of Church of the Good Shepherd, Lookout Mt., TN. After Good Shepherd, Nina served as Associate Chaplain at St. Paul’s School, in Lutherville MD for a year – 2006-2007. 
 
In 2007 Nina was called to be Rector of St. Bartholomew’s, Yarmouth, ME, and provided 13 years of faithful leadership before being called to St. Stephen’s.
 
Nina, her husband Ken, adult daughters, Mackenzie and Channing, dog Finn, and a few cats live in Hinsdale, MA.

Sarah Morrison

Parish Administrator

Sarah Morrison has served as St. Stephen’s Parish Administrator since October 2018. Prior coming to St. Stephen’s she served as office manager and board member for a non-profit after school literacy program in Oakland, CA.

Her husband Jim’s career took them back and forth across the country while they were raising their family and Sarah enjoyed living in Connecticut, Maine, Kentucky and California (twice.) The local arts community and a sense of coming home attracted the Springfield native to the Berkshires when it was her turn to decide where to live.

After graduating from Simmons College in Boston, Sarah received a Masters of Architecture from Princeton University. She maintained a small residential practice for many years. Sarah and Jim have 3 adult children. Painting, with acrylics and watercolors, and fiber arts are passions, cooking, reading and enjoying the beauty of the Berkshires are favorite hobbies. Sarah is a lifelong Red Sox fan.

William Frazier

Pastoral Leader

Bill has been a member of St. Stephen’s since 1987. He claims North Carolina as his birthplace and is a graduate of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Bill is a retired Guidance Counselor from Pittsfield High. He sings with the Chancel Choir, works with St. Stephen’s Table, and has served the parish in many different capacities. Bill did Pastoral Care training at Albany Medical Center and has also taught classes at St. Stephen’s. Bill is also a member of the diocesan Commission on Ministry.

Bill is married to Diane Forsyth, also an active parishioner at St. Stephen’s. Bill has one son, Bryant, who lives in New Braunfels, Texas, with his wife Laurie, sons Jackson, Keenan, and Ryland.

Joy Mullen

Director of Music

Joy Mullen has been the Director of Music Ministries and Organist of St. Stephen’s since January 2012. She has been a church musician for most of her life. She directs the Parish Choir and Handbell Ringers. In addition, she works with vocal soloists and instrumentalists. Her goal is to provide music that will enable the worship experience to be meaningful and relevant. She wants to assist those with gifts in music to find a place of service in the church. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree with Performance Honors in Organ from Syracuse University and a Master of Music degree in Organ from the University of Massachusetts. She teaches music in grades Pre-K-8 at the Richmond Consolidated School in Richmond, Massachusetts.

Joy lives in Pittsfield with her husband Roger. Roger and Joy have two adult children – Bethany and Jacob.  Joy is a Syracuse University sports fan and a Boston Celtics fan. She enjoys gardening and home repair projects.

Dan Moon

St. Stephen's Table

Dan has been a member of St. Stephen’s his entire life. He and his wife Angie were married at St. Stephen’s in 1992. Dan has taught Culinary Arts at Taconic High School since 2000. He also has extensive experience in the restaurant/ hospitality industry (serving as manager of the Dakota Restaurant for several years) and a degree in Occupational Education from Westfield State.

Dan enjoys outdoor activities like golf and bicycling. He and Angie live in Pittsfield and have two adult daughters, Sarah and Abby.

Bert Boos

Office Assistant

Roy Stillman

Sunday sexton

Berkshire County ARC

Weekday Sextons

Jenell Pullano, Supervisor

Vestry

  • Erin Sullivan: Co-Warden
  • Craig Reynolds: Co-Warden
  • Leah Luczynski: Treasurer
  • Angela Moon: Clerk
  • Valerie Anderson
  • Mark Miller
  • John Culver
  • Louise Penney
  • Wendy Coakley
  • Chris Plankey