wardens and vestry members

  • charle riggi - Warden

    Michele and I got married in St. Peter's Chapel in 2000. I attend weekly services at St. Luke's and St. Peter's. Before retiring, I was a software engineer and was involved in civic and political boards and organizations. I am a Eucharistic Minister and Lector, Chair of the Altar Guild, a Verger, member of Vestry, and participate in other activities at St. Luke's. I am a graduate of Education for Ministry and a member of the Vergers Guild of the Episcopal Church.

    Contact Charlie at chazriggi@optonline.net

  • TINA GILES - Warden

    Tina Giles, born and raised in East Hampton, grew up at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. She was baptized, confirmed, and married here at St. Luke’s. Tina has been actively involved with the Outreach Committee and as a member of the St. Luke’s 2030 Strategic Planning Committee. She oversees “Laundry Love” and finds great enjoyment volunteering at our annual church fair and other well-attended church functions. In 2014, Tina retired from the East Hampton Town Police Department, having served as a police officer and detective for 28 years. Tina is married to Louis O’Neal; they have two adult daughters, Myra and Raya, who were also raised in St. Luke’s. COVID-19 has made it difficult in many ways for our St. Luke’s church family. In spite of this, Tina has a strong sense of faith and trusts that we shall continue to overcome this pandemic. She is eager to begin her service on the vestry and is poised and ready to seek and develop innovative ideas that coincide with the changing times; to bring our church family together.

    Contact Tina at myrasmom@aol.com

  • john w. hadden, II - treasurer

    I moved my affiliation from St. John’s Episcopal Church of Cold Spring Harbor, where our family were members for over a century, to St. Luke’s in 2012, soon after we chose East Hampton as our family’s weekend and summer refuge from NYC.  St. Luke’s has provided wonderful fellowship and great spiritual support, particularly around the passing of my parents, where Father Denis co-officiated at their respective memorial services.  I served on St. Luke’s Stewardship Committee between 2014 and 2017, and on the Finance and Investment Committee since 2018. Professionally, my first career was as an investment banker and venture investor at JP Morgan and for the last 23+ years, as a biotech entrepreneur, primarily in immuno-oncology. My wife, Amie and I have three children: Johnny, Cole, and Paige. 

    Contact John at treasurer@stlukeseasthampton.org


    I have been a member of St. Luke’s Church since I moved to East Hampton in 2001.  During that time, I have volunteered at many of the Summer Fairs and served as Fair Chairperson.  I have also served on the Vestry.  Presently I serve as an Ecumenical Minister and look forward to working with other Vestry members and the members of St. Luke’s in welcoming our new rector.

    Contact Mary at maryz50@optonline.net

  • caroline dean

    St. Luke’s has been my parish home since 2015. I am honored and humbled to be nominated. Father Denis’ sermons drew me to our church and the community has kept me here, making St. Luke’s my home away from home. Since joining, I have supported our young adult initiatives, volunteered each year at the fair, and have loved serving as a greeter getting to see everyone’s faces each Sunday at 8:00 am! I have fond childhood memories visiting my grandparents and attending services at this very church where my late grandfather, Howard Dean, served two terms as Senior Warden and was an active member for almost fifty years. Professionally, I serve as a Major Gifts Officer at New York Cares. I split my time between East Hampton and NYC where I live with my two schnauzers, Jackson and Granby.

    Contact Caroline at caroline.l.dean@gmail.com

  • Eileen o'Reilly

    Our family came to St. Luke’s more than twenty years ago; my daughters grew up with our Sunday School, taking first communion, serving as acolytes, getting confirmed and ultimately assisting with Nursery and Pre-K/K Sunday School classes. We volunteered at our summer Fairs, running children’s games and snacks for many years. I have taught Sunday School for more than fifteen years, assisted with outreach and other programs, and have served on the board and as Treasurer for a local community not-for-profit for nine years. Professionally, I have worked in Finance for more years than I care to admit, starting off with an investment advisory, moving on to marketing and investment banking, finally guid- ing finances for public benefit corporations and not-for-profit organizations. I would like to help our church con- tinue to grow and thrive as a warm, caring, and vibrant home for our families and community.

  • lucy kazickas

    My husband and I have been full-time residents of Amagansett since 1989 (having summered here before then). When our four children were young they attended St. Luke’s Sunday school, my son Peter was an acolyte, and I helped run the Sunday school during that time. Now that I have retired, I have more time to give to St. Luke’s. I think there is a need now more than ever for young families to view St Luke’s as a community of comfort, guidance and support. I would like to help with an outreach program focused on that.

    Contact Lucy at lucykazickas@gmail.com

  • mark nelson

    When we became weekenders in East Hampton in 2003 we attended other churches in the area, but immediately felt at home at St. Luke’s. The congregation was welcoming and diverse, but most importantly it lives and breathes the teachings of Christ through outreach, community support, and helping those who need it most.  My partner, Anthony Rosina, and I live in East Hampton with our rescue mutt Jenny, and I am currently employed as the senior legal counsel for Wilmington Trust as well as a former CPA.  I am honored to be considered for the Vestry, and look forward to helping St Luke’s fulfill its Christian mission.

    Contact Mark at gatorsman87@gmail.com

  • roy parker

    I initially attended St. Luke’s in the mid-1940s, was confirmed in St. Luke’s, and was married in the chapel of St. Luke’s. My wife Gail & I have both been very active members of St. Luke’s Church. We have three children and eight grandchildren. We are full time residents of the Village of East Hampton and have been so for over fifty years. I have a very close attachment to the religious nature of the church. Additionally, I have been a member of the Vestry, a search committee, choir, Altar Guild, a Lay Eucharistic Minister, participated in the annual Fair , acted as an usher, was very involved in outreach (usually under the thumb of my lovely wife), and helped the fund raising for the church rebuild. I look forward to once again being a member of the Vestry and hope to make myself available to all members of the congregation and those who have yet to join but enjoy attending our lovely St. Luke’s.

    Contact Roy at rparker3@optonline.net

  • Hersey Egginton

    I am a cradle Episcopalian, baptized and confirmed at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City, and I cherish the presence of Christ and the Holy Spirit in my life. As a young person I began to ap- preciate the rituals of the Anglican tradition and the fact that our faith recognizes that we are all God’s people, regardless of income, faith, gender, ethnicity or sexual orientation. Quincy and I and our two daughters have attended St. Luke’s as our schedules permitted during the 45 years we’ve had a home in Wainscott. We brought up our children in Westchester and attended the Episcopal Church of St. Mary the Virgin in Chappaqua. Now that we live full time in our Wain- scott home, I welcome the opportunity to join the St. Luke’s vestry. I anticipate using the Church’s lay leadership platform to contribute to the community’s involvement in St. Luke’s Christian outreach work.

  • jeffrey sussman

    I have been a member of St. Luke's since 1986 and soon thereafter became a Eucharistic Minister. During the late 1980s, I served on the vestry when Fritz Creamer was rector. In addition, as head of my own marketing/PR company, I volunteered my services to promote concerts at St. Bartholomew Church in Manhattan. I also advised its rector, Tom Bowers, on several public relations issues. As a St. Luke's vestry member, I intend to use my professional expertise to help the church reach its goals of increasing its membership and promoting its good works to the community at large. In addition to my PR activities, I am the author of fourteen books; the newest will be published in the fall.

    Contact Jeffrey at marketingpro@aol.com