Our Pastor, the Rev. Stephen Pietrowski, came to OLQM in June 2017 after serving two years as Pastor of Our Lady of Mercy in Hicksville.
The youngest of three and the only boy, Fr. Steve grew up in nearby St. James. After attending Molloy College he was ordained by Bishop McGann in 1992, having studied at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington. In addition to a Master of Divinity degree, Fr. Steve also holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from Adelphi University as well as completing several courses towards his Ph.D. in Hospital Administration.
In addition to several pastoral assignments, Fr. Steve has extensive experience in the health care field. He continues to work closely in Hospice Care.
Along with his parish duties Fr. Steve continues to consult in healthcare matters for several behavioral healthcare facilities throughout the south and mid-west through The Oglethorpe Corporation. He also offers his expertise here at home providing assistance at the S.E.E.D.S. of the Williston’s Child Development Center, located in Williston Park, and has been invited to speak at several various venues regarding issues of Faith, End of Life Issues and Mental Health.
Deacon John Rieger has been a member of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs for over 25 years and resides in Greenlawn, New York with his wife, Ellen, and their four daughters - Kathryn, Courtney, Patricia and Meghan.
John graduated from Cathedral College of the Immaculate Conception with a B.A. in Philosophy and received his Juris Doctor cum laude from New York Law School in 1986. He earned his Masters of Theology and was ordained a Deacon for the Diocese of Rockville Centre in May, 2008.
In addition to his law practice, John built and co-owned the Blue Honu Restaurant in Huntington; he currently co-owns and operates with his partners the Besito Restaurant Group which operates multiple Besito Restaurants located in New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts.
Judy Smith is a long time parishioner at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs. She has lived in the Huntington area for over 25 years and spent many years volunteering in the schools, church and the community while raising her four children.
Judy is also a 7th grade catechist and recipient of the St. Pius X Award for ten years of catechetical service. She joined our staff in 2012 and serves as assistant to the Administrator.
Judy can be reached at (631) 757-8184 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Nanci DeSantis has been a parishioner and volunteer at OLQM for the past 20 years. She has been active in many ministries including Children's and Adult Faith Formation as well as Parish Social Ministry. Nanci currently serves as a Catechist, a Eucharistic Minister, and as a member of the Welcoming and Youth/Parent Advisory Committees. She will receive the 10 year St. Pius X Award for service this fall.
Nanci is an essential element of the OLQM Rectory staff. In addition to her tasks managing Fr. John's schedule and and correspondence, she is responsible for communications, day to day scheduling and coordinating for Funerals, Baptisms and Weddings. Nanci resides in Centerport and is the proud mother of two children, John and Eva.
Nanci can be reached at (631) 754-9045 or email@example.com
Mary Ellen Pisano grew up in Garden City and became a parishioner of OLQM when she married and moved to Centerport in 1994.
Mary Ellen worked at New York Life Insurance Company for 25 years. She was an AVP in the Accounting and Finance Department and then transitioned to AVP Project Manager of Systems and HR Services.
Mary Ellen has been singing in the Contemporary Choir since 2010 and finds it extremely rewarding!
Her husband, Roy, just recently became a Catholic through the RCIA program here at OLQM. Mary Ellen and Roy have two young daughters, Lauren and Jamie. They both participate in the Youth Choir and Lauren is currently an altar server.
Georgena Ryan became a Parishioner of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church in 1991. She is a resident of Greenlawn with her husband Paul, and is a proud Mother of their four children Ted, Katherine, Cynthia and Liam.
Before joining the Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Family, Georgena worked in the Cable Industry for SportsChannel New York Marketing.
Georgena has been a Catechist since 1999 and is a recipient of the St. Pius X Award. She is the Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church Wedding Coordinator since 2010 and in 2017 became a staff member in the Faith Formation Office.
She loves working with the students at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, helping them further their education in the Catholic Faith.
Alex Korenevski, our Facilities Director, came to the United States from Russia in 1991. He worked several odd jobs while saving money in order to bring his family to America.
Alex joined the staff of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs in 1993 and is primarily responsible for the coordination of all parish projects and maintenance as well as the daily preparation for all of our programs and classes.
Alex is known for his warmth, outstanding skills and work ethic, and his commitment to our faith community.
Deirdre Kupka grew up in Huntington and has been a member of OLQM Parish for 30 years.
Initially she volunteered in the choir and as a cantor for Sunday Mass. In 1988, she began the Children’s Choir consisting of 10-12 children. Soon it grew to its current size of 66, varying from year to year anywhere from 65-75 children. They currently sing the first Sunday of each month at the 10:00 Mass.
In 1993, Deirdre joined the staff as the Music Coordinator for the Music Ministry. She and her family moved to Centerport in 1999. She is the proud mother of 4 children and 3 grandchildren.
Hugh Carroll was born and raised in Cedarhurst where he began playing the organ in his parish church at the age of 13. From then to the present he has always been involved in playing the organ and directing choirs in a variety of church settings.
He spent 15 years as a member of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. Hugh holds degrees from The Catholic University of America and the University of Rhode Island in English Literature and a Ph.D in administration from Fordham University.
Forty years of his life were spent in the education field as a teacher, principal of a public elementary school and superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Rockville Centre.
He and his wife Loretta live in Kings Park.