Staff

Learn about our Vestry and Governance.

The Reverend Matthew Hanisian, Rector

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Matthew hails from Cincinnati, Ohio and is a graduate of Indiana University’s School of Journalism.  After a decade-long career in sales and marketing he discerned a call to ordained ministry, graduating from Virginia Theological Seminary.  Matthew taught religion at St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School, served parishes in Alexandria, Virginia, and was Associate Rector at St. Alban’s in Washington D.C. before coming to St. Martin’s.

He is married to Katie Glover and between the two of them they share four children, one rabbit and two ducks.

 

The Reverend Nathan Erdman, Associate Rector and School Chaplain

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Prior to joining St. Martin’s, Nathan led children and youth programs in a variety of ministry contexts and served churches in Washington, D.C., Florida, and Maryland. At the church Nathan serves our youth and children’s ministries and shares with our rector in the teaching, preaching, and pastoral care of our community. While at our Episcopal school his responsibilities include chapel services, pastoral care, enhancing the Episcopal nature of our school and growing the relationship between our church and school.
Nathan loves baseball, his wife, Rachel, and their daughters, Rebekah and Natalie.

 

Dr. HyeSung Hwang, Director of Music Ministries

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HyeSung directs all music related ministries at St. Martin’s, as well as serving as organist and pianist. She plans and conducts the weekly and special services, leading the adult and hand bell choirs. Prior to joining St. Martin’s in 2017, she served as the Music Director at Church of the Holy Nativity in Baltimore City. Born in Seoul, South Korea, HyeSung earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Seoul National University. After moving to Baltimore in 2005, she received a Master of Music, Graduate Performance Diploma, as well as the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. In addition to her ministry at St. Martin’s she teaches at York College of Pennsylvania in both the college and preparatory divisions.

HyeSung enjoys spending time with her husband and cat, as well as cooking, eating and traveling.

Amber Kaltz, Communications Coordinator

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Amber handles the church’s marketing and communication needs, such as the newsletter, website and social media. She also handles the calendar, reserving space on our campus for meetings and various events. Maryland born and bred, Amber received a degree in Corporate Communications from the University of Baltimore. She has over 20 years of professional experience in marketing, advertising and graphic design. Amber is an active member of the Maryland PTA, and volunteers her design skills regularly for event marketing. Being an involved member of the community has always been important to Amber, and it’s one of the reasons she enjoys her position here at St. Martin’s.

Amber likes reading, scrapbooking, walking, and photography. She and her husband, Justin, have two sons.

 

Kathy Key, Bookkeeper

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Working with the church treasurer, Kathy manages St. Martin’s finances and balances the books. Born and raised in southern California, Kathy, moved to Maryland in 1993. She is a graduate of  Cal State Long Beach with a BS in business administration and finance. She has many years in both the banking industry and accounting/bookkeeping.

Kathy lives in Severna Park with her three children and in her ‘spare’ time Kathy loves to watch sports, especially baseball.

 

 

Chris Mitzel, Facilities Manager

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Chris is responsible for keeping St. Martin’s buildings and grounds clean and orderly in addition too performing basic maintenance and repairs as needed. Chris brings his experience in building maintenance, construction and security awareness to this job. He is also talented in the kitchen, so see if he will part with a favorite recipe.

 

Reita Turro, Nursery Director

Our Nursery is staffed by Ms. Reita Turro who, as nationally accredited with the National Association of Family Child Care and licensed by the Maryland State Department of Education, serves our youngest children and their parents on Sundays.