The Rev. John Martinichio
The Rev. John R. Martinichio, was called as the Rector at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Endicott, NY on January 1, 2012 after being their Priest-In-Charge since March 1, 2011. Being a native of Binghamton, Father John graduated from Chenango Forks High School and attended Wadhams- Hall Seminary College in Ogdensburg, NY; Christ the King Seminary, East Aurora, NY; and was ordained a Roman Catholic Priest in 1985. After serving in Utica and Cortland he requested a leave of absence in 1991. He then attended Simmons School of Mortuary Science and became licensed as a New York State Funeral Director. Having been employed at Funeral Homes in Marathon, Watkins Glen and the Binghamton area he switched careers in 2002 after being Received into the Episcopal Church and becoming the Priest in Charge at Christ Church and then the Rector in 2004. He served as Dean of the Binghamton District, Chair of the Commission on Ministry and currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Diocesan Board and on the Ministry Support Committee. He has served as Co-Chair to the Pastoral Response Team, Coordinator of the Safe Church Program for the Diocese of Central New York, and on the Board of Directors for the Haven at Trinity Memorial Church. He is also Vice President/Secretary to the Broome County Funeral Directors Association. He and his wife Barbara live in Binghamton and have two children Samuel and Molly along with four dogs, and two cats. Fr. John also loves to go camping in the Adirondacks.
Director of Music:
Paula Giroux has been the Director of Music at St. Paul’s since 2003. She has served Methodist and Episcopal churches from the time she was in Jr. High and graduated from SUNY Potsdam. She plays organ for all services and leads the adult vocal choir, the St. Paul’s Ringers (an intergenerational hand bell choir) and the Chimes 4 Jesus, our children’s hand bell choir. Paula is married to Mark, and Episcopal priest who serves in Chenango Bridge and they have two grown children and 3 grandchildren.
Bruce Dailey (Term Ends 2017)
I became active at St. Paul’s after attending the “Faith Alive” in the mid 70’s. Barb had already been in the choir at that time. St. Paul’s was an important part of our lives as we raised our children. I was the church school superintendent for a few years then chaired the Christian Education commission for a few more. I served on the vestry in the early 80’s and have been a warden since 2013. Barb & I attended Marriage Encounter and Cursillo and were on team for New Beginnings and Happening diocesan youth programs. We also served as advisors to St. Paul’s youth group for several years. I’ve worked on several projects with St. Paul’s Men’s Group. Currently I’m on the Worship and Gould Investments committees and enjoy being a Greeter and playing in the hand bell choir. I was a Boy Scout leader from the mid 80’s until 2007 and am still active on the troop committee. I’m a lifetime member of Girl Scouts and continue to help out on council events. I retired from IBM in 2009 after nearly 40 years of service.
After 20 years of St Paul’s being supportive of my involvement in Boy Scouts (including me showing up many Sundays smelling like a campfire) and 5 years of support while Barb and I were active with the diocesan youth programs, I felt it was time for me to be more involved in St. Paul’s leadership, so I decided to run for warden.
I have been a member since 1984 serving on various committees throughout the years. My husband, Jack, and I have three children who are now out on their own. I came to St. Paul’s because I was raised in the Episcopal tradition. I stay at St. Paul’s because we welcome people from all traditions. My service on the vestry is a way for me to help promote St. Paul’s as a church that wishes to share God’s love with every person who comes through our doors.