SCHOOL ADVISORY BOARD

The School Advisory Board of St. Andrew's was created in January 1991 to oversee the conduct and the financial affairs of St. Andrew's Preschool and Kindergarten. Meetings are held monthly. The Board consists of committees including Long Range Planning, Scholarship/Outreach, Facilities Management and Nominating. A copy of the bylaws of the Board is available for review in the school office. Any questions regarding the School Advisory Board should be forwarded to the school director.



The primary function of the School Advisory Board is to oversee the conduct of business and financial affairs of the school. Authority for the direction of school life—including the academic, moral, physical aspects, and authority for the conduct of business and financial affairs—is delegated by the rector with the advice and consent of the vestry to the board of trustees of the school.

The Rev. Dr. Daniel Gunn

 

Priest-in-Charge

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church

The Rev. Dr. Daniel C. Gunn, aka "Fr. Daniel," served as Assistant Rector of Christ Church Bronxville, NY (2002-2006), Rector of St. Stephen's Pro-cathedral, Wilkes Barre, PA (2006-2013), and Interim Rector of St. Peter's Clarksboro, NJ and Christ Church Ridgewood, NJ (2014-2017).  Prior to parish ministry, he spent two years as a hospital chaplain, and two years as a prison chaplain.  He has also served as an adjunct professor of Philosophy, Ethics, World Religions, and Biblical Studies. 

 

In 2013, he returned to Drew University to complete his doctoral studies in American Religious History. In addition to his doctorate, he holds the Master of Sacred Theology, Master of Arts, and the Master of Divinity degrees.  His interests are exploring the intersection of religion, politics, and civil society.  

Fr. Daniel has also spent much time working with individuals who live on the economic and social margins of society.  He loves to travel having visited five continents.  In his spare time, he takes ballroom dance lessons, gardens (or works with house plants), cooks, reads, and enjoys going to the gym.  His wife, Ileana, is an avid ballroom dance competitor.  They live in Bridgewater with the reclusive "Mara" their cat.

Lynne Clapp

Advisory Board Member

Lynne grew up in New England and graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in economics.  She spent 20 years in the financial services industry, primarily working in the high yield/distressed bond market.  Her son attends St. Andrew's Preschool and the whole family loves the strong sense of community and caring fostered by the incredible teachers and administration at the school.  Lynne is now at home with her kids and is thrilled to have an opportunity to give back by serving on the board of St. Andrew's.  She lives in Summit with her husband and two children.

Suzanne Kruep

Advisory Board Member

Suzanne grew up in the Midwest.  She worked as a nurse in several hospitals in the Midwest and in New Jersey after she relocated there. St. Andrew's Preschool & Kindergarten came highly recommended.  She found the school to be incredibly nurturing both socially and educationally.  Her children have thrived under the many wonderful teachers at St. Andrew's. Suzanne is now at home with her kids and happy to serve on the Advisory Board of St. Andrew's School.  She resides in New Providence with her husband and 2 children.  

Erika Rains

 

Advisory Board Member

 

Glenn Silver

Advisory Board Member

Bob Cavanagh

Advisory Board Member

Senior Warden

In looking for spiritual enrichment for their family, Bob’s wife, Tara, suggested that since their eldest daughter attends St. Andrew’s Preschool, they should explore the offerings of the Church, as well.  Upon experiencing the spirituality of the Church and the family orientation of the congregation, Bob and Tara knew that St. Andrew’s provided the fulfillment for which they were seeking. Both their daughters attend the Preschool and are active in the Sunday school program, while Tara is a Sunday school teacher and lay reader. Since they discovered St. Andrew’s School & Church in 2013, Bob, too, has taken on an active role in the congregation, attending vestry and school board meetings, and organizing and leading the Pumpkin Patch Fundraiser. Please feel free to reach out to Bob to discuss anything related to either the School or Church.

Joe LaPara

 

Advisory Board Member

Junior Warden

Jennifer Lowe

Advisory Board Member

Linda Meehan

Advisory Board Member

Jay Richter

 

Advisory Board Member

Board Secretary

Jay attended the University of Scranton where he studied Communications and Business. He also attended Fairleigh Dickinson University where he attained Masters Degrees in both Teaching and Education Leadership. He has worked in the field of education for more than twelve years as a teacher, a literacy coach, a soccer coach and currently as a school administrator. Jay grew up in Berkeley Heights and currently resides there with his wife, Kristen and their two children. He and his family have been a part of the St. Andrew’s Church community since 2010.

Daniel White

 

Advisory Board Member

 

Daniel White and his wife, Lori, have 3 children and reside in Succasunna, NJ.  Daniel received his BS from Fairleigh Dickinson University and has been working in the financial industry for the past 17 years.  Currently Daniel is a Market Manager for Investors Bank located in New Providence; he oversees four locations throughout Union County.  Daniel and Lori (a former school teacher) have a passion for learning; they are both involved in the Succasunna/Roxbury community.

St. Andrew's Preschool & Kindergarten • 419 South Street, New Providence, NJ 07974 • (908) 464-4878