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Associate Clergy

Father Fred Galano

Fred has been our Clergy Associate since July of 2022. Fred was Ordained a priest in the Diocese of New Jersey on December 17, 2022.


Fred received Seminary training at Immaculate Conception Seminary in South Orange New Jersey and Saint Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore, Maryland. Fred is also a trained Spiritual Director and Theology teacher. In addition to Spiritual Direction, Fred is experienced in planning and leading retreats. He enjoys speaking with and accompanying people as they explore their spiritual life. He also enjoys spending time with parishioners, enjoying a good meal and fellowship.

Fred has a passion for all things Star Trek and is also a car guy. He lives in Glen Gardner, New Jersey with his wife and two children.


Deacon Magdalena 

She spent her formative years as an Episcopalian at the Church of the Holy Communion, Fair Haven (now closed), and was later a communicant at Christ Church, Shrewsbury.



Deacon M first discerned her calling to the diaconate while still at Fair Haven and serving in various capacities of lay ministry; she began attending The School for Deacons in 2012. As an intern, she served at Trinity Episcopal Church in Matawan and remained there after her ordination in 2015.


She is also a Daughter of the King and serves as chaplain to Trinity's Immaculata Chapter of the DOK.

Trinity Episcopal Church, 18 Ryers Lane, Matawan, NJ 07747 / 732-591-9210