The Reverend Canon Joseph Sanghoon Pae, Priest & Rector
The Reverend Joseph Pae was born in South Korea and came to the United States when he was fourteen. Moving has been a significant part of his life.
He finished high school in Fullerton, CA, and attended the University of Pennsylvania. He worked in Seattle as a tutor before going to Yale Divinity School in New Haven, CT.
After graduating from Yale, he attended Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in Evanston, IL, and received a Certificate of Advanced Theological Studies.
Father Pae is a cradle Episcopalian and has served in a wide variety of ministry settings.
Before he moved to New York, he was serving as "resident clergy" at the historic Christ Church in Alexandria, VA, participating in its Foundations of Spiritual Leadership program.
He completed his seminary field education at St. Augustine’s in Wilmette, IL. His Clinical Pastoral Education requirement was fulfilled as a hospital chaplain in Olympia, WA.
He served as a port chaplain at the Seamen’s Church in Newark, NJ.
And, he has served at Saint Martin’s Korean Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, PA, as director of faith formation and at St. Joseph/Trinity in Flushing, NY, as youth director.
Father Pae most recently served as Canon Pastor at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City, NY. In September 2010, he was appointed a Great Neck Episcopal Ministry Missioner by the Rt. Rev. Lawrence C. Provenzano, Diocesan Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island.
He is married to Prisca (JuYoung). They have two children, Ethan and Evelyn.
The Reverend Constance Lorenz, Deacon (Retired)
The Reverend Constance Lorenz graduated from The George Mercer School of Theology in 1997 and was ordained to the vocational diaconate on June 28, 1997.
Deacon Lorenz has served at Zion Church in Douglaston, Grace Church in Jamaica, Church of St. Alban the Martyr in St. Albans, in addition to her home parish, The Church of the Redeemer in Astoria.
On September 15, 2005, Deacon Lorenz joined the staff of the Cathedral of the Incarnation, Garden City, as a part-time Sunday assistant. In addition to the liturgical functions of a deacon performed during the services at the cathedral, Deacon Connie initiated the Cathedral's Prayer Shawl Ministry.
On August 1, 2007, Deacon Lorenz was appointed Director of Christian Education, Formation and Youth Ministry at the Cathedral. She was responsible for the development and implementation of all faith formation programming for the Cathedral community -- children, youth, young adults, and adults.
In September 2010, Deacon Connie was appointed a Great Neck Episcopal Ministry Missioner by the Rt. Rev. Lawrence C. Provenzano, Diocesan Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island.