The Rev. Stephen J. Connor, STM





Fr. Steve was received into the Episcopal priesthood on June 30, 2018 and became our Priest-in-Charge the next day, July 1. He was ordained a Roman Catholic priest in 1989. He comes to Holy Trinity after spending 2 semesters at General Theological Seminary doing Anglican Studies and receiving a Master of Sacred Theology. Growing up in Philadelphia, Fr. Steve is familiar with Ocean City as his several members of his family have lived here for over 30 years. He is married to Ron Waetzman and has a playful labradoodle named Wiley. "I am blessed to have this opportunity to serve the parish of Holy Trinity and the community of Ocean City and the environs."

Ryan McAteer


Organist & Choir Director

Ryan comes to Holy Trinity with varied experience as an organist, choir director, and professional singer, having served Roman Catholic and Lutheran churches over the last 10 years. He began cantoring for summer Masses at nine-years-old and has recently completed Bachelors' degrees in Voice and Piano/Organ.  Having studied under the renowned Dr. Gordon Turk (organ) and Art McKenzie (voice), he is currently completing coursework to obtain his NJ Teaching Certificate and Bachelor of Music Education (choral focus). Ryan loves being a part of the "team" at Holy Trinity and looks forward to continuing to build the Choir and expand the Music Ministry. Please contact him if you sing or play an instrument, as new members are always welcomed and encouraged to participate!

Jan Atack


Parish Administrator

Jan has been the Holy Trinity Parish Administrator for four years. She is active at her church, Lifegate Church, a United Methodist Community in Somers Point. She is also the proud mother of Sara who recently graduated from Rutgers University. In her spare time, she enjoys scrapbooking and reading. Jan grew up in Absecon and has lived in Connecticut, Michigan, and Texas before settling back in NJ to be closer to family. “I believe you make the most of where you live and work. I have been very blessed to serve God in the Holy Trinity community.”

Meet The Staff

Meet The Vestry

Micki Merritt

Class of 2021

I have been a member of Holy Trinity for thirty years. A retired nurse, I have raised two children and enjoy spending time with my four grandchildren. During my time at Holy Trinity, I have served on Vestry, as Church School Superintendent, and participated in Episcopal Church Women (ECW) and Sisters of Ruth. I am a Lay Eucharistic Minister and volunteer at the Clothes Closet.  I love to sing and am a member of the choir. I enjoy traveling and I love meeting new people.

Ross Seifert

Class of 2021

I have been a member of Holy Trinity for many years. My children were baptized in this church. I am a member of the choir and help on other groups and committees.

Meg Feil

Class of 2022

I began my journey at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in 1956. The church was at 11th and Central Avenue. My grandparents moved permanently to OC and I attended with them. In 1994 when my husband Fred and I purchased a condo in Ocean City, we attended services every weekend. During this time, I was invited to join the altar guild. I now serve as the Director of the Altar Guild. A retired teacher, I have been teaching church school for about 16 years. I was asked to run for the Vestry and after prayerful night and days, I decided that becoming a member of the vestry would complete my journey as a member of Holy Trinity. I was elected this year. It is an honor to serve the members of my church.

Nikki Vilardo

Class of 2022

Mike Young

Class of 2023

Ruth Zahn

Class of 2023

God has called me to be a member of Holy Trinity Vestry by giving myself in helping the parish be a place where all are being led from where we are to where God needs us to be.  I believe this call is to make a difference in my life and the life of the parish.  As a Vestry member, I am called to learn about the mission, goals, progress, activities, strengths, and needs of the congregation our diocese and the Episcopal Church.  Serving on the Vestry is an invitation to grow in grace as Jesus' disciple.  I am liaison to the Finance Committee and the Safety and Security Committee.

Edith Roach


I have been a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church since 1995. I am participating as a chalice bearer, a member of the Altar Guild, an acolyte, and an usher. I served on the Vestry for two terms and am a member of the Sisters of Ruth. My goal as the treasurer is to provide transparency, stability, and longevity with our financial investments. I am working together with the Finance Committee and our consultants to obtain these goals.

Dan Dubbs

Senior Warden

I am a life-long member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. My wife Jen and I were married here and raised our two children here. I am a retired police officer and now work for the Cape May County Department of Human Services. I have served on the Vestry previously and have been Treasurer. I also serve the church as an usher.

David Haines

Junior Warden

Nikki has been a member of Holy Trinity since October of 1980 when she moved here from Las Vegas to join her parents who relocated here. During those 38 years, Nikki has been blessed to serve in a variety of ways: choir and founding folk choir member, Sunday school, youth group, Episcopal Relief Development, mission trip to Honduras, and on committees at Holy Trinity such as stewardship, parish life, and Vestry. Now serving a new term on the Vestry, Nikki can also be found reading and serving the altar on either Saturday night at 5:30 p.m. or on Sunday morning at the 10:00 a.m. service.  
Nikki and her husband, Lou, were married at Holy Trinity in 1984 and make their home in Egg Harbor Township.  Their son, Matthew, was baptized and confirmed at Holy Trinity and served the altar in his youth.  
Nikki is a cradle Episcopalian who regards her formation as a life-long daily journey, one that requires an open heart and mind.  Self-described as “helplessly Episcopalian,” Nikki treasures her denomination and parish home for its love, outreach, and inclusiveness. Nikki considers it an honor to serve on the Vestry.

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