The Very Rev. Laurence G. Byrne
The Rev. Laurence Goodwin Byrne was born and raised with his four siblings in Wilmington, Delaware. He graduated from the Tower Hill School and went on to receive a BA, cum laude, in English from the University of Delaware. After college, he joined the faculty of The Forman School in Litchfield, Connecticut where he taught English and served in numerous other capacities. He returned to Delaware to serve as Director of Christian Education and Youth at Christ Church, Christiana Hundred. In 1991, he entered Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia where he earned his Master of Divinity degree. Following his ordination to the diaconate in 1994, he became Curate at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Fairfield, Connecticut, and was ordained to the priesthood in 1995. In 1999, Fr. Byrne accepted the call to be Rector of The Parish of Christ’s Church in Easton, Connecticut. Later, he joined the staff of St. Paul’s in Riverside. Throughout his ministry in Connecticut Fr. Byrne was active in the Bridgeport Deanery and in the Diocese. Fr. Byrne, his wife Susan, and their son Teddy first came to All Saints, Bayside in 2005. He was made Priest-in-Charge in December of 2005, and was elected Rector in January of 2011. In addition to his duties as Rector of the parish, Fr. Byrne is active in the Diocese of Long Island. He serves as the chaplain to the Diocesan Altar Guild, is a member of the Board of Managers of Camp DeWolfe, the Second Vice-President of the National Altar Guild, and is the co-founder of the Flushing Deanery Youth Fellowship.
The Rev. Marjorie Boyden-Edmonds
The Rev. Marjorie Boyden-Edmonds is Chaplain at the University Medical Center in Hoboken, NJ. Marjorie was ordained to the Diaconate in 2015. Since then, she has served as Deacon for the Flushing Deanery. Although we share Marjorie with four other parishes, she is an important part of the ministry of All Saints. She oversees the Episcopal Church Women, created our bereavement support group, and assists with liturgy and preaching.