The Rev. Martha Kirkpatrick, Rector
Martha came to St. Barnabas’ from St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Belfast, Maine. She made a mid-life vocational change, coming to ministry from a government career in environmental protection.
From 1999 to 2003 she was the Commissioner of Maine’s Department of Environmental Protection. She received her Master in Divinity from Harvard Divinity School in 2007. Besides parish ministry, she has a passion for environmental stewardship.
She currently serves as the Ecumenical and Interfaith Officer for the Episcopal Church in Delaware, and is on the Board of Delaware Interfaith Power & Light.
Sister Cassandra Norsworthy, Chaplain
Sister Cassandra has been a member of the Anamchara Fellowship since 2004. At St. Barnabas’ she has a particular ministry to the sick and homebound. She is also a Stephen Minister. Cassandra, a native of Virginia, has served in several leadership posts both in the Diocese of Southern Virginia and in the Diocese of New Jersey. She is retired from a varied secular career, including work as a paralegal in real estate title and escrow.
Michael Larkin, Director of Music Ministry
As Director of Music Ministry at St. Barnabas’, Dr. Larkin directs the Chancel Choir, Renaissance Quire, our new hand chime choir, manages the Arts at St. Barnabas’ concert series, and serves as a coach and consultant to the Cherub and Seraphim Choirs. During his tenure at St. Barnabas’, Dr. Larkin has expanded the repertoire of the choirs, greatly enhancing the worship experience. He continues to arrange and compose music, especially for the St. Barnabas’ choirs to perform during worship. Dr. Larkin holds degrees from the University of Delaware, the Catholic University of America, and a doctor of musical arts degree from Temple University.
For 28 years Dr. Larkin served as chairperson of the Vocal/Choral Department and artist faculty voice teacher with distinction at the Music School of Delaware where he taught studio voice and conducting and conducted the Select Choral Ensemble and the Delaware Youth Orchestra. Dr. Larkin continues to serve as founder and music director of the New Ark Chorale and in 2014 was appointed conductor and music director the the Brandywine Pops Orchestra. With over 300 published compositions in print with most of the country’s major publishing houses, Dr. Larkin has gained an international reputation as a composer of choral, piano, and orchestral music.
Beth Winward, Parish Administrator
Since 2007, Beth Winward has been the Parish Administrator at St. Barnabas’. Beth is a native of Delaware, and the proud mother of two adult children. When she is not working for the parish, she enjoys traveling and the beach.
Young Tyler, Sexton
George Karney, Rector Emeritus
Rector of St. Barnabas’ from 1990 to 2000.
Vestry members are responsible for the temporal affairs of the church. St. Barnabas’ vestry members are:
Andres de Cos
Stephen Kingsberry, Junior Warden
Maria LaValle, Clerk of the Vestry
George McDowell, Senior Warden
Greg Taylor, Treasurer
Deborah McGonigal, Recording Secretary