Reverend Juliusz Jodko Jules is the rector of St. Michael’s. He is a native of Bloomfield, New Jersey. Jules and his wife Anne have been married since 1974 and have two children. Jules received his B.A in Accounting from Lehigh University, an MBA from the University of Scranton, and a Masters of Divinity (MDiv) degree from The General Theological Seminary in New York City. He was ordained to the priesthood in 2011 after eight years in the U.S. Army and 25 years with The Harford Insurance Group. Jules has served parishes in New York City, Greenwich and Norwalk, CT before coming to St. Michael’s in 2012.
Katherine Carten, Parish Administrator Kathy is the “go to” person at St. Michael’s. Kathy’s main duty at St. Michael’s is to manage the daily operations of our parish office; she keeps our ship sailing smoothly. If you would like to schedule a meeting or put an announcement in the Sunday Bulletin, Kathy is the person to call. Kathy also serves as the treasurer for Naugatuck Teen Theater.
Vesna Mehinovic, Organist/Choir Master Vesna leads the parish in music during our Rite II service. She oversees the Choir, Children’s Choir and our Bell Choir. She began her formal education in music by receiving a diploma in Music Theory and Piano Teaching and Performing from the High School for Music in Sarajevo. She continued her Bachelor of Arts degree in Conducting and Music Theory at the Sarajevo Music Academy and received a Master of Arts in Conducting and Music Theory at Wesleyan Univeristy in Middletown, CT. Vesna is the first professional woman to conduct an orchestra in Bosnia and Herzegovinia. In addition to her work at St. Michael's, Vesna is the conductor and music director for the Hamden Symphony Orchestra, teaches music at a number of elementary schools and is the Conductor for the Greater Waterbury Youth Symphony.