Chapter Director: Michael Zorner
Michael Zorner has been the Director of Music Ministry at St. Anselm’s in Tinton Falls for the past 15 years. He has served on the NPM board for the past 7 years as a county representative, Director of Hospitality and currently as the Chapter Director. Michael also works in the Sayreville Public Schools teaching music to grades K-3. He lives in Union Beach with his wife Claire and daughter Amelia.
Director of Administration: Susan Barnett
Director of Membership: Suzanne Kazi
Suzanne Kazi has been a cantor for close to 30 years at several parishes in the diocese, currently at St. Paul’s in Princeton. She served as Treasurer for the Chapter for 9 years and before that was Director of Administration and County Rep. She teaches kindergarten at Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart. Suzanne and her husband Gordon live in West Windsor where they raised two children.
Asst. Director of Membership/Recruiting: Msgr. Sam Siriani
Msgr. Sam A. Sirianni is the pastor of the Church of Saint Robert Bellarmine in Freehold Township and is the past Director of the Diocesan Office of Worship where he served for 23 years. He has been a priest for 30 years and has served as a member of the NPM Executive Board for over 24 years.
Director of Communication: Ernie Andreoli
Ernie began his ministry in the Diocese of Trenton in 1976 at St. James Church in Trenton. And, except for a 3 year gap when he was music director at St. Magdalen’s, Flemington, in the Diocese of Metuchen, he has served in the Diocese of Trenton ever since. Currently Ernie ministers at St. Paul Church, Princeton, NJ(since 1999). He has been a member of NPM since it’s inception and attended the first convention in May of 1978 at Marywood College, Scranton, PA. Ernie was also at the first organizational meeting of NPM Trenton after the Diocese split and has served on the board in some capacity since that meeting in 1982.
Ernie is married to Mary Margaret and has 3 daughters. They live in Lambertville, NJ.
Director of Finance: Donna Shanders
Donna has worked in a variety of capacities during the past 30 years in the Music Program at Holy Cross/Divine Mercy Parish, Trenton. As a parishioner of Holy Cross Church her entire life, she has enjoyed and joyously participated in music ministry as a teenager and adulthood since the 1980’s. Donna has actively been a part of: Folk Group led by Msgr. Edward Arnister; Adult Choir-soprano; Served as a Cantor for Masses and Sacraments; Director of Children’s Cherub Choir; Vacation Bible Camp Music Leader; and Adult Choir Director through the succession of five organists.
At this time, Donna has taken a sabbatical as Choir Director in pursuit of continuing her spiritual and musical journey. She will always look with favor on Holy Cross Church with fond memories. She asks for your prayers that the Lord guide and direct her to do His will on this melodic path in which she is called.
Director of Hospitality: Debbie Cornell
Debbie Cornell is a cantor and choir member at St. Mary Parish in Middletown. She has spent 5 of her 25 years as a cantor at St. Mary’s. She is currently serving in her first position on the NPM Trenton Board as the Director of Hospitality. She lives in Jackson and is a wife and proud mother of two sons. Currently semi-retired from nursing, she is enjoying her free time cooking and gardening and of course, singing.
Director of Spirituality: Vacant
DMMD Representative: Dr. Quentin Marty
Quentin Marty has served on the NPM Trenton board in an elected or appointed office for twenty-five years and is currently in his twenty-ninth year as Director of Music Ministries at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Hightstown. As a music educator in Texas, New York and New Jersey, he has taught in private and public schools from kindergarten through college. Dr. Marty served on the faculty of Westminster Choir College and holds a Ph.D. degree in Music Education from the Eastman School of Music.
AGO Representative: Bernice Kephart
Education Representative: Sr. Regina McCalla
Cantor Representative: Bobbie Banks-Grove
Bobbie Banks-Grove has been a cantor for 20 years at the parishes of St. Mary of the Lake (Lakewood), Visitation (Brick), Epiphany (Brick), and St. Denis (Manasquan) as well as occasionally at Mary, Mother of God (Middletown). She is a certified NPM Cantor and has attended 14 NPM conventions, both regional and national.
Burlington County Representative: Kathy DeFina
Kathy has been an NPM Trenton Board Member since the mid-1990’s. Currently the Burlington County Representative, she has serves as the Director of Administration and Public Relations as well as the Mercer County Representative. She is currently a cantor at St. Joseph’s Church in Trenton and has been a cantor at various churches in the Mercer County area. She was in the Diocesan Festival Choir for 19 years and was a member of the St. Stanislaus Church Choir from 1981-1993. Kathy is a retired teacher from the Steinert High School in Hamilton Township where she taught business/vocational education, was the advisor of the nationally awarded FBLA chapter. Kathy enjoys traveling, reading, being with friends and always enjoys meeting new people.
Burlington County Representative: Renee Hatzold
Ocean County Representative: Ann Gorr
Ann Gorr has served as a Cantor/Soloist and Wedding Liturgy Coordinator for St. Aloysius Church in Jackson for over 16 years. She has served on the Trenton NPM Board for the past 6 years as an Ocean County Representative as well as a Co-Director of Administration and Public Relations. In the career world, Ann is a self-employed Legal Technology Consultant and National Speaker working exclusively with Law Firms and Corporate Legal Departments to identify and implement their technology projects. She lives in Jackson, NJ and loves to travel to connect with her three adult children (Erin, Colleen & Kevin) who live in Las Vegas, Boston and Pittsburgh respectively.
Monmouth County Representative: Doris Ramme
Monmouth County Representative: Jill Ramme
Jill is the Music Director at St. Denis Parish in Manasquan, NJ where she has served for 7 years, and has been involved in Liturgical Music for over 26 years. She has been a county representative for NPM for 3 years. Jill also teaches voice and piano privately at a studio in Belmar and also performs with a 9 piece wedding band around the tri-state area.
Mercer County Representative: Nancy Paolini
Nancy Paolini is the part-time Director of Music at Incarnation-St. James Parish, in Ewing/Trenton, NJ. She has been a member of NPM for many years and was past Chapter Director. She lives in Ewing, NJ and holds NPM’s Basic and Cantor Colleague Certificates. Nancy also works full time for the United States Dept. of Agriculture and she sings with Capital Singers of Trenton and Caritas Chamber Chorale.