Staff News

With the recent retirements of long-time diocesan staff members Canon Mary Ann Rhoads, Canon Ann Notte, and Mary Anne Clisham, the diocese is pleased to welcome two new staff members to serve you. In addition, one staff member is departing.

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Mirelle White, Executive Assistant to the Bishop

New Executive Assistant Mirelle White

Mirelle White is the Executive Assistant to the Bishop. She has had a varied career, starting as a probation officer in Hunterdon County; as a marketing manager at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE); and recently, as the Membership and Business Development Manager for the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce.

Mirelle is a lifelong Episcopalian and a parishioner at Calvary in Flemington. She has served on several vestries and ministry teams. Presently, she is the Senior Warden.

Besides church-related activities, Mirelle is a Life-Member Girl Scout, an avid traveler, enjoys all things historical (anything from the Norman Conquest in 1066 to the US Civil War), and loves to laugh.

Email link

Direct phone: (609) 460-5411
(609) 394-5281, ext 111

Christine Briegs, Interim Office and Convention Manager

New Interim Office and Convention Manager Christine Briegs

Christine Briegs is the Interim Office Manager at the Diocese of New Jersey. Christine is a graduate of Katharine Gibbs School and has more than 30 years’ experience providing support to senior executives.  She specializes in data analytics and project management.  

Christine is currently the Parish Administrator and Bookkeeper at Holy Apostles Episcopal Church in Yardville, NJ. She has also worked in various administrative and management roles in both corporate and non-profit organizations. Her skills in leadership, organization, and community outreach bring in a wealth of expertise to her role as Interim Office Manager.

In addition to her office skills, Christine has a deep spiritual grounding. She has volunteered in various ministries, dedicating her time and talents to strengthen the growth of individuals within the community.

Christine lives in Hamilton, NJ with her husband, Alan, and their daughters, Rebecca and Nicole. She enjoys reading, traveling to the NJ shore, and long walks with her dogs.

Email link

Direct phone: (609) 460-5401
(609) 394-5281, ext 141

Chief Financial Officer Gary Kamath's last day on diocesan staff will be July 15

CFO Gary Kamath to Leave Diocesan Staff

We Give Thanks for Gary Kamath, Diocesan Chief Financial Officer.

Our CFO, Mr. Gary Kamath, CPA, is departing his position effective July 14, 2023. We give thanks for Gary’s work as part of our team and wish him well in his future endeavors. If you would like to reach out with a note or thanks or farewell, he can be contacted at Diocesan House, 808 W. State St., Trenton, NJ 08618 through next week. To access support for finance and administration matters, please contact Canon Phyllis Jones, Chief Operating Officer of the Diocese of New Jersey.

Gary’s Diocesan Email link

Direct phone: (609) 460-5406
(609) 394-5281, ext 130

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Comments (2)

  • Reply The Rev. Cn. Dr. Rob Droste - July 11, 2023

    Welcome aboard, MIrelle and Christine! I’m sure I speak for the rest of Bishop French’s staff in sharing how excited we are to work with the two of you. We’ll be there for you, too, as you make the big transition.

    Gary, I’ll miss you. I thank you for your kindness, patience and flexibility, your willingness to share “things Hindu” with me, and I know you’ll do well wherever you end up next. Blessings to you on the next part of your journey.

    • Reply Christine Briegs - July 11, 2023

      Thank you, Canon Droste. I’m very excited to be a part of the Diocese of New Jersey! I have some big shoes to fill, and I’m truly grateful for all the support from the staff.

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