The following individuals were elected to diocesan offices at the 147th Diocesan Convention in 2015. Their biographical statements (as of November 2015) are below.
Standing Committee–Lay (four year term)
Ms. Stacey Balduf, Esq.
Stacey is honored to be a part of the Episcopal Diocese of CNY and St. Matthew’s Communities. Should the delegation choose, she would like the opportunity to continue her service on the Standing Committee.
- Current Standing Committee Secretary
- Previously served on the Diocesan Board, including budget presentation.
- Previously served on the Commission on Ministry
- Previously served as Formation Team Leader
- Current parishioner of St. Matthew’s, Liverpool and have served as Sunday School Coordinator, member of the choir and various other committees.
She is the wife of William Balduf, and a mother of a blended family of five (ages 11 to 31), two sons-in-law, and by convention—a granddaughter. She has been an attorney practicing in Divorce and Family Law for almost 30 years. She sits on the Liverpool Central School District Board of Education.
Standing Committee–Clergy (four year term)
The Rev. Jennifer Kenna
Ordained to the priesthood in 2011, Jennifer currently resides in Cape Vincent, NY. She is the part-time Assistant Priest for Pastoral Care at Trinity Church, Watertown.
Past employment includes teaching assistant, bank teller and retail salesperson. Past community involvements include parent-teacher groups, the Jefferson County Relay for Life Committee and parish representative on the Village of Sackets Harbor Ecumenical Committee. She is a former United Thank Offering representative and president of the Women’s Ministries Board of this diocese, a current Province II Representative to the National Board of Episcopal Church Women. She has served on the Standing Committee since 2011.
Disciplinary Board (three-year term)
The Rev. Deacon Shelly Banner
Shelly is a bi-vocational Deacon, living in Oswego with her husband Leon Carapetyan, approaching her tenth anniversary of ordination, which happened at Diocesan Convention.
She has served the parish of St. John’s, Marcellus, then Church of the Resurrection, Oswego, and is currently serving at St. Matthew’s Liverpool. Beyond parish functions, which include both liturgical and outreach activities, she also serves on the Diocesan Interim/Transitional Ministry team for parishes, sit as an at-large member of the Commission on Ministry, and did serve as an alternate delegate for the 78th General Convention in Salt Lake City in 2015. She has a passion for looking closely at structure and systems and how they function and interface and believes that helping others to understand how each component in a given system functions can actually lead toward both creating innovative ideas and building strength in a structure. It would be her pleasure to serve on the Diocesan Disciplinary Board.
Diocesan Board (three year term)
The Rev. Dr. Leon C. Mozeliak, Jr.
A priest in parish ministry nearly twenty years, Leon+ serves in The Diocese of Central New York as Rector of Grace Church, Utica. He has served on our Diocesan Board and as our Stewardship Coordinator for three years; and as a member of the Eastern Discernment Team. His resume includes service on many boards and commissions in dioceses both as member and president. As a priest, he has also served the church as president of a parochial day school.
His pre-ordination experience includes service as Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary of a (church-owned five level) senior care facility and children’s home; and as an Insurance Executive. His education includes a B.A. (St. Mary’s, Baltimore); M.Div. (General Seminary, New York); Executive M.B.A. (Univ. of New Haven, CT); and D. Min. (Seabury-Western, Evanston, IL). He is 64, married to Lynn for 38 years; they have 2 daughters and 6 grandchildren.