The Rev. Edward M. Cardoza – Priest-In-Charge

The Rev. Edward M. Cardoza served on staff at the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts as missioner for property stewardship. Fr. Ed was previously the rector of St. Mark’s Church in Foxborough, MA.  He is co-founder of Still Harbor, a non-profit focused on spiritual development. He has been a professional fundraiser; board member of over a half-dozen global health organizations and community-based nonprofits including Partners In Health; and consultant to hundreds of institutions preserving sacred space, reimagining facilities and developing their land holdings.  Examples include restoration of a condemned convent as a center for discernment and action for Still Harbor; renovation of the rectory at the former St. Luke’s and St. Margaret’s in Allston, now home to an intentional community of CRECHE; and restoration of a condemned parish hall in East Oxford, England, now an active community center.

Fr. Ed began his undergraduate education in Art History/Archival Science at Bates College and finished with a B.A. in Philosophy and Theology from Saint John’s Seminary College of Liberal Arts in 1994. He received a Master’s in Arts in Ministry from Saint John’s Seminary School of Theology in 2003. He completed a practicum in spiritual direction at the Center for Religious Development through the Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  In 2014, he was a Canterbury Scholar at Canterbury Cathedral and received a certificate in Celtic Spirituality from Sarum College in Salisbury.  He also served on the board of Episcopal City Mission and Episcopalians for Global Reconciliation.

Fr. Ed lives with his spouse, Albert A. Cummings, in Peterborough, NH where they are just completing an historic restoration of an abandoned farmhouse.  Al is a retired historic preservation carpenter, an avid sailor and potter.  They are joined in life’s adventure with their dog, Archie.

Lyn Marino – Lay Ministry Coordinator

Lyn has been attending Grace Church since 1984. Born in New York and raised in New Jersey, Lyn began her teaching career after graduating from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a major in Secondary Education/English. She held teaching positions in New Milford, New Jersey; Hopewell, Virginia; Plano, Texas; and Milford, New Hampshire, retiring from the profession in 1997. After retiring from teaching, she was Practice Administrator for her husband’s periodontal office in Nashua. She is an active member of the Rotary Club of Nashua and is an administrative and performing member of its Music Committee.

Lyn has been a member of the choir since she came to Grace Church. She is also a member of the Music and Worship Planning team; scheduler of worship participants; coordinator for the Flower Ministry; facilitator for the Adult Bible Study; lector; Eucharistic Minister; and Official Cat-Herder.

Lyn and her husband, Dr. Ernie Marino, have five children, ten grandchildren, and one very spoiled cat named Tito who has no idea he is a feline.

Mary Peterson – Administrator

Mary has worked in the Catholic Church for 28 years.  Starting out as Religious Ed secretary, then going on to be Middle/High School Religious Ed director and Youth    Minister.  After receiving a Master in Ministry, Mary became a Pastor Associate.  Liturgy, Outreach and Social Justice were her main areas of expertise, though she always continued as a Youth Minister in each parish.  In each community that Mary worked, she was also a member of the Interfaith Clergy Group, in Lexington MA she filled the role of President of the Interfaith Council.
Through the years of holding many titles and participating in many relief and support groups to those marginalized in our society, the title Mary holds closest to her heart is “Mom.” The mother to two adult daughters, “Auntie” to many nieces and nephews.  Her daughter Theresa the oldest is actually the world traveler as of Christmas 24 she will have visited every continent.  Katie (Katherine) was the home body until a study abroad brought her to South Africa where she has lived for the past 15 years.

Emery Freethey – Sexton

Mark A. Cleveland – Choirmaster

Music and Choir Director, Mark Andrew Cleveland, began his church music career as a member of the professional choir at All Saint’s Episcopal Church, in Princeton NJ, while a Church Music major, magna cum laude, at Westminster Choir College. Following his graduation, he served as a Cantor and Choir Director in Roman Catholic churches in NJ, and in Manchester, NH (St. Ann, St. Jean Baptiste), before accepting the position of Director of Music at Grace Church in 2002.

Additionally, as a bass soloist, he has performed extensively throughout the Northeast, including performances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Baroque, Cantata Singers, and many of the leading choral organizations in Boston, as well as performances with the Bethlehem Bach Choir of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and the Southwest Symphony, Florida. He has performed at Tanglewood, Ravinia, and at the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California.  In addition to his frequent appearances as an oratorio soloist, Mr. Cleveland has appeared on the operatic stage in Spoleto, Italy and Charleston, S.C. with the Festivale dei Due Mondi, the June Opera Festival of New Jersey, Granite State Opera and Monadnock Festival.

A respected collaborative musician, Mr. Cleveland has performed in recitals and chamber music concerts throughout New England.  He has toured Europe with La Donna Musicale, a Boston based chamber ensemble which specializes in the historically informed performances of women composers from the Baroque era.  In repertoire ranging from the Baroque to the 20th century he has recorded with New World Records, Telarc, and most recently with MSR Classics.

Mr. Cleveland also maintains an active vocal studio as member of the voice departments at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH, and at St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire.

As the Director of Music at Grace Episcopal Church, Mark utilizes a synthesis of his baptism, education as a Church Music Major, experience as a performer, and commitment as an educator in the ministry of planning, preparation, and presentation, that in all aspects of the music ministry at Grace Church, Soli Gloria Dei.

Kenneth Grinnell – Organist and St. Michael’s Children’s Chimers Director

Ken has been involved in music his whole life; both of his grandfathers were organists-pianists-church musicians. During his teen years he became active at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Portsmouth, Rhode Island, where he was baptized and confirmed. He received his undergraduate education at the Boston University School of Music and continued as a graduate student at the School of Theology; he served three years as Associate University Organist and Choirmaster and as a teaching assistant. During his thirty-eight years as Minister of Music at The First Congregational Church of Manchester Ken developed an extensive music ministry of multiple choirs and hand bell choirs involving people of all ages, composed music of wide variety, and presented many years of public concert programs many of which involved interdenominational choirs drawn from many churches in the greater area, involved orchestra or jazz band, and which raised donations for many local and wider ministries. Pastoral Counseling Services of Manchester awarded him the Good Samaritan Award in Religion in 2008. Ken holds the Fellowship and Choirmaster certificates of the American Guild of Organists and has held leadership positions locally, regionally and nationally, most notably as a member of the AGO National Committee for Professional Certification. He has been an accompanist for many ensembles, a private piano and organ instructor, a choral adjudicator, and a theater musical director. Since 2014, he has continued his church music career part-time at Grace Episcopal Church, where he is organist and also directs the St. Michael’s Children’s Chimers. Ken also enjoys just being a parishioner. He and his wife, Nicole, have two children, Renée and Graham, who have their lives and careers in Richmond, Virginia. Ken has been a sailor since the age of ten; in season he enjoys the sport at the Massabesic Yacht Club where he cruises and races regularly and where he serves as Membership Chairperson.

Carter Beck – Organist

Carter has been a church organist and musician for 40 years in 2021. Over these many years, he has only served 3 churches, and the first one was for 1 year. only as a college student. The other 2 parishes have been for nearly 20 years each. Carter received his Bachelor of Music, summa cum laude, in piano and organ from the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati and his juris doctor from the College of Law, University of Cincinnati. As a lawyer, Carter worked for a law firm in Cincinnati for 10 years. Subsequently he worked for Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield as an executive in the company’s legal department for 22 years prior to his retirement at the end of 2018.

Carter enjoys living and working in Manchester, and enjoys home renovations, community service and travel to Italy. Carter is thrilled to be on the music staff of Grace church and contribute to the congregation and the broader Manchester and New Hampshire communities.

Clergy Residing in the Parish

In addition to our Rector and Deacon, several Episcopal/Anglican priests reside in the parish and occasionally assist with pastoral duties: The Reverends Allan Knight, and Jane Van Zandt.