Meet our Clergy and Staff
The Rev. Terrence O'Connor Jr.
Priest in Charge
Phone: (609) 652-6222
Fr. Terrence O'Connor, Jr. ("Fr. Terry") first attended St. Mark and All Saints in 2006 and immediately became immersed in the life of the parish, being received into the Episcopal Church shortly thereafter. Fr. Terry felt a calling to become an Episcopal priest and attended the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia where he received a Master's in Divinity, with a certificate in Anglican Studies in 2015.
While in seminary, Fr. Terry served in various churches in the Diocese of New Jersey. Fr. Terry was ordained to the Sacred Order of Priests in June, 2015 and has served as supply priest in various parishes, including our parish before being called as Priest-in- Charge officially in the Fall of 2016.
Fr. Terry works as a school administrator while serving as our Priest-in-Charge and has been both a teacher and school administrator for the past 20+ years.
Fr. Terry resides in Atlantic City, NJ with his two precious cats, Gizmo and Jackson. He is thrilled beyond belief to be serving God in the calling that he has realized throughout his entire life. Father believes that he is very blessed to share in ministry at SMAS--his "home" parish!
The Rev. Richard J. Wisniewski
Deacon Rich was ordained in 2007 at Trinity Cathedral, after completing studies at the Diocese of New Jersey School for Deacons. He completed his undergraduate studies at Monmouth University and has taken graduate level courses at Seton Hall University, Kean and New Jersey City Universities.
Prior to coming to SMAS, he served as a Deacon at St. David’s Church in Cranbury, NJ and Holy Spirit in Tuckerton, NJ. In addition, Deacon Rich has served the Diocese for many years as a member of the Committee on The Diaconate and is also currently serving on the Disciplinary Board of the Diocese.
Deacon Rich and his wife Sarah live in Little Egg Harbor and enjoy the “retired” lifestyle. Prior to retirement, Deacon Rich was a teacher for over 10 years in Edison Township NJ, at the same time he was working part-time for a large retail corporation. He decided to leave the education field when he was offered a full-time position at that corporation and became Director of Customer Relations. After that corporation began to downsize, he returned to the field of public education as a technology coordinator for the Jersey City Public Schools and remained there for over twenty years until his retirement.
Deacon Rich has been active in the ministry of the Seamen's Church Institute in Port Newark supporting their “Christmas at Sea” program. He and Sarah actively support Family Promise of Southern Ocean County.
The Rev. Dwight Neglia
Dwight and his wife, Nancy, retired to Atlantic County in 2006. They made St. Mark and All Saints, their home parish and have been active ever since. Dwight is one of our priest associates and our substitute organist, when Bryan is away. Dwight was an active priest for 35 years, first in the Diocese of Long Island and over 30 years in the Dioceses of Newark. Dwight and Nancy serve as Chaplains to the Retired Clergy in the Diocese of Newark and they are also volunteer visitors with Heartland Hospice.
The Rev. Lee Powers
A lifelong Episcopalian, Lee was sponsored for ordination as a priest in 1978 by St. Mark’s Church in Pleasantville. Lee served as the Vicar of the combined parish of St. Mark and All Saints from 2001-2004. Bishop George Councell called Lee as his Canon to the Ordinary, serving at the Diocesan House in Trenton, until his retirement in 2012. He is passionate about equipping the people of God for the ministry of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Lee and his wife, Nancy, live in Galloway Township and are the happy parents of four children and have been blessed with grandchildren as well as great-grandchildren. "We look forward to welcoming our neighbors in their walk of faith."
The Rev. Margaret Otterburn
The Rev. Margaret Otterburn was born and raised in England but in 1971 relocated with her husband to Northern Ireland where they raised three children. They came to the US in 1987 where she taught high school math, the last 9 years at Irvington High School, Newark. She left teaching upon ordination to the priesthood in 2002 and first served at Grace Church in Newark and then at the Cathedral of St Mark in Minneapolis. In 2007, she was called as Rector to the Church of the Messiah, Chester and served there until retiring last June. She was also the Board president of the large Senior Resource Center at Messiah, and still is. For the Diocese of Newark, she served on the Diocesan Council, the ACTS/ VIM Board which awards grants, the Commission of Ministry, the Youth Ministries Board and as her District Coordinator. She is very happy to be at St. Mark’s & All Saints (when not serving elsewhere) and looks forward to being in different ministries here with you all.
Ellen Junggren has been a church musician all her life. She started by singing in children's choirs at her church and gradually started piano, then voice lessons and organ lessons in high school. Ellen is a graduate of Westminster Choir College in Princeton with a Bachelor's degree in Music Education with a principal in organ. She also holds a Masters Degree in Organ Performance from Manhattan School of Music as well as two post graduate certificates in the Orff Schulwerk method of teaching Music Education. She has served several Lutheran churches in Northern New Jersey, most recently Our Savior Lutheran Church in Pompton Plains, New Jersey and Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey. Last June she retired after a successful career of teaching Kindergarten through Grade 3 Vocal Music in Ringwood, New Jersey. Aside from music, her interests are gardening, knitting and traveling with her husband Peter. Ellen is very excited to be serving the congregation of The Church of St. Mark and All Saints.