Music Director

Vesna Mehinovic

Vesna directs the Parish Music program, is the choir director, and plays both the organ and piano at church services.  She oversees the Choir, Children’s Choir, and our Bell Choir. 

Vesna began her formal education in music by receiving a diploma in Music Theory, Piano Teaching, and Performing from the High School for Music in Sarajevo.  She continued her Bachelor of Arts degree in Conducting and Music Theory at the Sarajevo Music Academy and received a Master of Arts in Conducting and Music Theory at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT.
Vesna is the first professional woman to conduct an orchestra in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

In addition to her work at St. Michael's, Vesna is the conductor and music director for the Hamden Symphony Orchestra, teaches music at a number of elementary schools and is the Conductor for the Greater Waterbury Youth Symphony.  

Parish Administrator

Hunter Newman

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Hunter is the parish administrator at St. Michael's. As a nonbinary individual they use they/them pronouns. They grew up in Naugatuck and have been working at St. Michael's since early 2023.

Hunter got a bachelors in Computer Animation from Fullsail University in Florida. After working professionally in LA for a few years, Hunter moved back to Connecticut for a break from the visual effects industry. 

Office hours are Mon-Thu 9am-1pm and Fri 9am-12pm. You can also send them an email anytime at

Provisional Worship Leader

Timothy Kelly

Timothy, "Tim", Kelly serves as one of our Provisional Worship Leader. According to the Episcopal Church of CT, a Provisional Worship Leader is a layperson who regularly leads public worship under the direction of a Member of the Clergy or other leader exercising oversight of the congregation or other community of faith.

Tim, and his wife Barbara, have been a member of the Parish for over 35 years. After raising 3 children in the Parish, Tim has served many roles. He has served as a member of our Vestry for 3 different terms, one being as the Junior Warden. In addition to being a Provisional Worship Leader, he is head of the Liturgical Assistants and Acolytes. Like many parishioners, He began his involvement in St. Michael's through the Fair. He started as a Chairperson for the Train then as Chairperson for the Country Store, and was a Fair coordinator for 10 years. He now spends his days at the White Elephant Booth selling our treasures. 

In furthering his role as Provisional Worship Leader, Tim also is a Justice of the Peace. He can perform your wedding in the church without communion. If this is something you are interested in, please contact the office.