314 North Street

Easton, Maryland 21601-3684

Our Team

The Rt. Rev. Santosh K. Marray

The Rt. Rev. Santosh K. Marray, 60, serves as the Assistant Bishop of the Diocese of Alabama, a diocese of 90 congregations, campus ministries, and Camp McDowell. As bishop he shares collaborative and collegial ministry with the bishop, and diocesan staff and leadership. He was Bishop Assisting of the Diocese of East Carolina 2009-2012. From 2005-2008 he was the Bishop of Seychelles, Province of the Indian Ocean, and led the diocese through re-imagination, change, and clergy and laity empowerment. When the diocese returned to sustainability, he returned to his family in the US.

 

Prior to being elected bishop, he served a small parish in Florida, and multi-church parishes in his native country Guyana and the Bahamas, leading the revitalization of struggling congregations of various sizes. He has also planted new churches and carried out numerous successful capital campaigns. He taught for 10 years in the Bahamas Public School System.

 

Marray was the Province of the Indian Ocean’s representative on the Anglican Communion Covenant Design Group and was later appointed by Archbishop Rowan Williams as Commissary to the Anglican Communion.

 

Marray is a convert from Hinduism, the faith of his parents. His passion for Jesus and his Church is undergirded by his conviction that a loving Jesus, who came looking for him in a small remote village in South America populated by majority Hindus and Muslims in Guyana, deserves his love and devotion.

 

He was ordained to the diaconate and priesthood in 1981, and bishop in 2005. He holds a degrees from Codington Theological College, Barbados; the University of the West Indies, Barbados; General Theological Seminary, New York; the University of Wales, UK, and Colgate Rochester/Bexley Hall Divinity School.

 

Marray married Nalini ‘Lynn’ in 1977. They have two grown children, Ingram and Amanda, and a granddaughter.

Albert L. Smith

Al had a forty-two year career with Continental Can Company, and holds a certificate from the advanced management course of the Harvard Business School. He served a term as president of Sales and Marketing International and retired as a Vice President and Managing Director of Continental Can Company UK Ltd.  He has served in the Diocese of Easton in several capacities over a thirty-year span: Publicity Affairs, Department of Finance Chair, Vice President of the Standing Committee, three separate terms on the Board of Managers, Chair of Stewardship, etc. He has been the appointed Vice Chair and Convener of the Board of Managers for the past seven years.  He has served his parish (Holy Trinity Oxford) in many capacities. He has been involved in three episcopates and one parish leadership change. He holds a BA from Trinity College where he lettered in sports and held several student body leadership positions.  

 

He is married to Eleanor Dallam, has one son and two grown grandchildren, and lives in Oxford MD.

 

Deborah Dragone

Deb Dragone, who holds a Master Degree in accounting, is an instructor for University of Delaware Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics. She is a Maryland-licensed CPA and has held various corporate management positions in small corporations and is an auditor for the Department of Defense. Deb is also the Finance Department Chair for The Diocese of Easton, treasurer of St. Paul's Cathedral Trust in America and treasurer of St. Clement's Massey. She lives in Galena with her husband, John.

Ronald Geesey

Ron is a member of All Hallows Parish, in Snow Hill, where he is on the Vestry and is Chairman of the Finance Committee. He had a long and varied career in the banking industry, with many key assignments for Citibank in Europe. He was president of Citicorp Financial in Baltimore for 7 years and after retiring in 1996, he was a consultant to Citigroup on European Union matters.

 

Ron has been very active in community affairs and has served on many boards, including the Walters Art Gallery, the Baltimore Opera Company, the Kennedy Krieger Institute, Goucher College, and the University of Maryland Medical School.

 

Ron received his A.B. from Lafayette College and has a Masters in Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton.

 

Tom Mendenhall

Tom Mendenhall spent five years in commercial banking and has served as a COO, CFO and general manager at several small-to medium sized companies where his experience included turnaround and business restructuring.  He spent ten years with Martin Marietta Corporation first as Manager – Corporate Cash, and then Assistant Treasurer-Cash & Banking where he managed a short-term investment portfolio of over $200 million, and was a part of the team that was involved in what became known as the Bendix-Martin Marietta Takeover War – a $1.0 billion contested tender offer fight. His responsibilities included negotiating $1.5 billion in bank credit to facilitate the company’s defense. He went on to serve as Vice President /General Manager of a division of Martin Marietta Aggregates. 

For thirteen years, he was involved in the start-up of two successful enterprises,  most recently as Vice President – Finance, Secretary & Treasurer of Country Road Communications, LLC, a private equity-funded acquirer of rural wireline telephone companies.  Prior to that he was Vice President/General Manager of Bachman NGV, a company that retro-fitted fuel systems to convert vehicles from gasoline to compressed natural gas.

He serves as consulting CFO to For All Seasons, Inc., the Eastern Shore’s leading agency in Behavioral Health counseling and Rape Crisis Support, and served as Director – School Advancement & Finance at Wye River Upper School, a high school for students with learning differences.  

            Tom holds a Masters in Management from the Alfred P. Sloan School at MIT, and a BS from Drexel University. He is married with four children and eight grandchildren.  He enjoys sailing, fishing, reading and writing.  He is a member of Christ Church in St. Michaels where he serves on the Vestry as Treasurer and Finance Chair. He has served on the Diocesan Council for the Diocese of Easton and its Finance Committee and served on the Standing Committee and as its President.  Since 2014 he has served as chair of the Camp Wright Committee.

Raymond J. Munsch

Ray is retired and living with his wife in Oxford, where he is an active member of The Church of the Holy Trinity.  He is a past vestry person at parishes in Pennsylvania and Virginia. A native of Richmond, VA, he spent the majority of his professional life in Philadelphia.  

 

Ray has over 40 years’ experience in the investment management industry.  Prior to retirement, he was President, Chief Operating Officer and Portfolio Manager for 15 years at an independent investment management firm with approximately $3.5 billion under management.

 

Ray holds a B.S. degree in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the Darden School of the University of Virginia.  He served for 3 ½ years on active duty as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard.

Fred Welsh

Fred, who earned a BS in electrical engineering from Princeton and a PhD in applied physics from Cornel, has spent much of his professional life in technology development, R&D planning and business development. He was Executive Director at OIDA, a non-profit industry association in Washington, DC, and since moving from Alexandria, VA to Chestertown, MD, has been a technology and planning consultant, primarily serving the Department of Energy. He has served on the finance committees of two large churches, served on several vestries, and on the Diocesan Personnel Committee in Bethlehem, PA as well as having been a member of the church choirs. He is an active member of St Paul’s Kent and is in his fifth year as treasurer. As a result of his varied business and church experience, he is acutely aware of the need for prudent investment and oversight of those investments for the sustaining benefit of the parishes and their mission. He lives in Chestertown with his wife Jane and their two dogs.

Richard Wright

Rich attended the University of Virginia where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.  Following college he became a Registered Professional Engineer and received a Master of Business Administration.  He spent thirty years in financial management at Philadelphia Electric, Exelon Corporation, and PSEG Enterprises with assignments in: rates, finance, shareholder relations, pension administration, and 401(k) administration - including the management of a $2 billion pension fund and a $600 million 401(k) plan.  Rich was elected Mayor of Medford, New Jersey and was also an Adjunct Professor of Finance in the Eastern University MBA Program.  Most recently, he has been a member of the Vestry and Chairman of the Finance Committee at Old Trinity Church.

Nancy Robson

Nancy Robson, who holds a BA in history, was the manager of a private trust for 14 years. She was the junior warden at Christ Church IU Worton and remains on the finance committee there. She has served on the Board of Managers for the past 7 years (filling out an unfinished term for another member).  A former president of Kent County United Way, she was also a director of the Coalition for Safe Disposal of Chemical Weapons. One of the first women in the country to earn a US Coast Guard license to run coastal tugboats, she is a freelance writer for national, regional and international publications, is the author of four books and editor at Head to Wind Publishing. She is on the Listening Committee for the Diocese of Easton. Although her term ended in early 2019, she remains on the Board of Managers as recording secretary. The mother of two grown children, she lives in Galena with her husband, Gary.

W. Christopher Maxwell

Chris, a Chartered Financial Analyst, served as an elected member of the Board of Managers from 2006 thru 2012 and until 2018 also served as Fund Administrator.  Chris is the architect of the Easton Episcopal Fund, and through Osprey Capital Management, LLC evaluates portfolio results and implements Board of Manager decisions.  

 

He brings over 40 years of investment experience to the Board of Managers having served as Chief Investment Officer of units of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co, and Key Bank. Additionally he has run investment units at Citicorp, established his own investment advisory firm, created, developed, and managed mutual funds for numerous organizations, served as Chair and CEO of the Conestoga Funds, served on the investment advisory board of the New York State Teachers Retirement System, and as a Governor of the Investment Company Institute.

Chris is a graduate of Penn State University, has an MBA from Northwestern University and is a member of St. Paul’s Kent where he sits on the Vestry and is Chair of the Finance Committee. Chris and his wife, Marti, have been fulltime residents of Rock Hall, MD since 1997. They have two children, five grandchildren, and Izzy, their Black Lab.

Charles F. Bohn

Diocesan Treasurer

Charlie retired as a Senior Credit Officer of Citibank and Managing Director and Group Executive of the Global Power, Energy, Chemicals and Mining Group of Citi’s Corporate and Investment Bank. He was responsible for delivering Citi’s Corporate Bank services to approximately 500 global clients in those industries. He and his wife Jan, live in Easton where he is active in the community serving as President of Habitat for Humanity Choptank, President of the Ratcliffe Farm Home Owners Association, and as past Treasurer and then Senior Warden of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. Charlie is a volunteer mediator with Mid-Shore Community Mediation Center and is the Treasurer of the Episcopal Diocese of Easton. Charlie holds a BBA from University of Massachusetts in Amherst and an MBA from Syracuse University. He served in the US Army as a lieutenant and completed a tour in Vietnam. The Bohns have three grown children and two grandchildren.

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