Our Staff

Pastor Lance Fox


Pastor Lance Fox grew up in Rolling Hills Moravian Church, located in a suburb of Orlando, Florida. Shortly after high school, he traded the warm beaches and tourist attractions for 15 years of Minnesota winters–wherein he went to school, started a family, and eventually received his call to ministry.

One of Lance’s strongest beliefs is the importance of discovering and exploring our God-given talents. And that belief has led him into a wide variety of professional experiences. He has been–in no particular order–a convenience store clerk, forklift operator, magazine editor, website developer, high school Math and English teacher, construction laborer, warehouse worker, associate college instructor, and part owner of “Lance and Ernie’s Import/Export Emporium”–an online business that sold vintage comic books around the world.

But it was in ministry that Lance has found that he was a square peg in a square hole. He has served as student pastor at Emmaus and Calvary Moravian Churches, and as pastor at Church of the Redeemer Moravian, and Morningstar Moravian Churches.

Lance’s passions include preaching, writing, digital photography, audiobooks, and really good Indian food–and he always enjoys time spent at Castleton Hill Moravian Church!

Donna Rettle

Preschool Director

Donna Rettle serves as the director of Castleton Hill Moravian Preschool. She studied at Brooklyn College, has a Masters in Education/Special Education from the College of Staten Island, and also studied Educational Leadership at St. John’s University.

Masha Dubravin

Organist, Choir Director

Masha Dubravin serves as our Choir Director and Organist.  She is an accomplished pianist and piano teacher living and working on Staten Island. You can find out more about her and her work at www.dubravinpiano.com.

Suzanne Sierp

Nursery Worker

Suzanne Sierp, a Mom herself with two small children, serves as our nursery worker. She has a Masters from Columbia University in Social Work, and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with wide-ranging experience working with children, youth, and adults.

Steven Vaiano


Steven Vaiano cares for our building and grounds.