Clergy and Staff
The Rev. Eileen Weglarz, a 2002 graduate of Virginia Theological Seminary, has served as Vicar of Christ Church Episcopal for five years and previously served in a number of parishes in the New York diocese. She is cherished at Christ Church for her administrative skills, energy, cheerfulness, and Christian witness.
J. Thomas Martin: Music director and organist for Christ Church for thirty years and a life member of the parish, he says his motto is ”He who sings prays twice.” Music has always been an important part of worship at Christ Church. The volunteer choir of about ten members sings at the 10:30 Mass every Sunday and at special occasions throughout the year. A twenty-five rank Leonard Carlson organ, one of the finest instruments in the area, was installed in 1967 and is well maintained and still in use today.
Jamison Teale, Sub-deacon: A native son of Virginia, Jamison has been a resident of Hudson and an actively involved member of Christ Church since 1999. In that time he has served as a lay reader, vestry member, a convention delegate, and senior warden for nine years. He oversaw the design, construction and dedication of the Mac Giffert meditation room, was chairman of the 150th anniversary of the consecration of Christ Church celebration in 2007, and has worked with the acolytes, the altar guild, the floral guild, and the hospitality committee. He was installed as the sub-deacon of the parish by Mother Eileen soon after her arrival. Jamison and his husband James are antique dealers and share their lives with their four schnauzers and a blue and gold macaw.
Kathryn Beaver, Parish Secretary
Martha (Maggie) Hasslacher, Bookkeeper: Ms. Hasslacher has an MBA and is the owner of Strong Bookkeeping Solutions. She is a lifelong Episcopalian and worked for almost 20 years for the Diocesan office under two bishops in various capacities. She works with several nonprofits providing bookkeeping, communication and administrative services. To keep moving and for fun, she run/walks long-distance 5 & 10K’s, half-marathons and the like.
Garrick (Garry) Stevenson, Sexton: became the sexton in the fall of 2019. He began coming to our church as a young teenager with Fred and Shirley Doty and their sons Tom and Jerry and is a lifelong Hudson resident. On January 1, 1969, he joined the Marines, serving his country in the Vietnam War and obtaining his GED. Upon return home, he was told the state did not recognize a military GED. More than 40 years later after he spoke with Questar Education, Hudson High School gave him his GED diploma, of which he’s proud. He worked as a trackman for Metro North Railroad for 31 years, retiring in 2009. Garry and his wife Hope have three children and three grandchildren whom they adore.