Staff



Rev. Tricia Sheffield, Ph.D.
Pastor
Pastor Trish earned her Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary (1995), her Ph.D. in Theological and Religious studies from Drew University (2005), and was ordained as Minister of Word and Sacrament in 2013 by the New York Classis of the Reformed Church in America. She has published several articles on religion, gender, and queer theory, and is the author of The Religious Dimensions of Advertising. She has taught religion and gender theory at the college level, and was the Lilly Visiting Scholar in Religious and Gender Studies at Austin College in Sherman, Texas (2006-2008). Before accepting the call to ministry at Middletown Reformed Church in March 2015, she was an Associate Minister at Middle Collegiate Church in the East Village of NYC. Pastor Trish is grateful to God for the privilege of being the pastor of such a dynamic congregation called Middletown Reformed Church. 
Thomas W. J. Martucci, Director of Music
Tom is originally from the Scranton, PA area, and is a 2007 graduate of Concordia College-New York (Bronxville) with a Bachelor of Music. Prior to joining MRC, he was music director at Christ Lutheran Church, Suffern, NY for 13 years until its closure in 2020. He brings to MRC a proficiency on guitar, piano, and organ and enjoys and looks forward to utilizing these instruments to enhance worship with a variety of musical styles, both traditional and contemporary. He also is a shop manager for a tattoo shop and receptionist/clerical worker at a surgical institute, both in Brick. He currently lives in Bradley Beach. Outside of music his interests include travel, railway infrastructure, foreign languages, learning car repair, and tinkering with electronics and computers.
Beverly Bova Scarano
Director of Children and Youth

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Jo-Ann LoSapio
Church Administrator


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Grace Losso Modla
Intern, 2022-2023


Raised in the Roman Catholic tradition, Grace is currently a Member-in-Discernment in the United Church of Christ (UCC). She is a 2nd year seminarian in the Master of Divinity program at Drew Theological School, Madison, NJ, with the eventual goal of ordination in the UCC. 


Grace is an award-winning mixed media artist. Born in Northern Italy, her family emigrated to the US when she was a child, and thankfully discovered that art was a way to bridge language barriers. Whether expressing Nature, Birds, Angels, Figures, and Abstracts, her body of work explores the spaces where the physical and spiritual worlds intersect and play with vibrant color and a dreamlike timelessness. Her work has been exhibited in galleries, museums, theaters, solo shows, juried group shows, fine arts festivals, and private collections in the States, Canada, and Europe, and can be seen at gracemodla.com.

Creativity has always been at the heart of her life, channeled in the fields of Communications and the Expressive Arts as an educator (college-level ESOL and Italian), writer, performer, and a justice activist. She creates daily posts of art and inspiration at Walking the Path: Our Daily Journey 2022.

She lives and works in Holmdel, New Jersey with her husband, two sons, and their quirky Sheltie.