Staff Directory


Marco Castano

Marco Castano was born in Colombia, South America and has lived in the United States since 1987. Marco received his American citizenship in August 1996. Marco has more than 25 years of experience as a cook. He has worked for Centro Restaurant in Darien and C'est Si Bon Restaurant in Greenwich. Before joining St. Catherine's in 1999, Marco was the rectory cook at St. John's in Darien.  By day, Marco is the sole proprietorof a house cleaning business.

Having achieved the American dream of owning his own home, Marco now worries about paying his mortgage. In his "spare" time, he enjoys working outside in his yard or puttering on the inside with some home improvement project.




Jim Coffey
Plant Superintendent






Steve Coffey
Plant Superintendent






Claire 1Claire DeLuca

Claire began working at St. Catherine's in November of 1991 as a Receptionist and soon afterwards took on the task of Wedding Coordinator for the church.  Prior to working at St. Catherine's, Claire worked at hospitals in the Greenwich and Stamford area, for a law firm in Stamford and for the Stamford YMCA.

Claire is an active member of her parish, St. John's in Darien.  She has been a shopper for the Jewish Shopping Service in Greenwich since 1990.  Claire enjoys skiing, hiking, golf and theatre.   She is involved with the Senior Women's Ballet and takes creative writing classes in Darien. At home she enjoys working on her outdoor garden.



Lisa DLisa DeLeo
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Lisa joined St. Catherine's in September 2007.  Over the years, she has worked as an Executive Secretary/Administrative Assistant for major corporations in the Stamford area.  In 1992, Lisa left the workforce to become a stay-at-home mom and spent the next several years raising her son and daughter.  Just before joining St. Catherine's, in early 2006, she decided to accept a part-time administrative support position for a local company that interfaced with the Connecticut family court system.  Lisa most enjoys spending time with her family and closest friends. In her free time she loves to cook, play golf, and take long walks with Ginger, a nine year old cockapoo.  During football season you will find the DeLeo family at home on Sunday's watching the games and cheering for their favorite team, the NY Giants.



EmmaEmma Doring
Faith Formation Office
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Emma Doring has been a fundamental part of our religious education department for the past 40 years.  Over the years she has gained much experience, working with various Directors of Religious Education, and is a significant part of our children's religious education experience.  She uses her organizational skills to coordinate the many special events offered by the religious education department, as well to organize holiday food drives and work with the children on their sacramental preparations.

Together with Betty Lundgren, Emma's enthusiasm brightens the religious education offices and welcomes children and parents alike.




Kim Kiner
Director of Communications
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Betty Lundgren
Faith Formation Office
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Born in Port Chester, Betty Lundgren moved to Riverside at the age of five and has been a part of the St. Catherine of Siena community ever since.  She became part of St. Catherine's staff 23 years ago, and together with Emma Doring, she works to ensure that our children have a meaningful religious education experience.

Whether she is sending email reminders, organizing Thanksgiving food drives or helping to prepare the children for First Communion, Betty's kindness sets a good example.  She is an integral part of our religious education department.




TerriTerri Marino
Business Office
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Terri joined St. Catherine's November 1999 as the part-time assistant to the Community Life Director.  In June 2001 when that department was eliminated, she transferred over to the Business Office assisting the Business Manager.  In September 2006 she became a full-time employee and the Census Manager. 

Prior to joining St. Catherine's, Terri worked as Office Manager for a consulting engineering firm and for a title insurance company. These positions gave her an accumulated total of more than 20 years experience in the business world.

What she loves to do most is spend time with her family and closest friends.  Terri's other loves are shopping, gardening and listening to her CDs. She has an extensive collection that ranges from Motown to Mozart.


LiyaDr. Liya Petrides
Music Director
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Liya Petrides was born in St. Petersburg, Russia where she received her early musical training in piano, chorus, composition and organ at Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory College. After immigrating to the USA in1993, she earned her Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music and a doctorate from Juilliard in organ performance on a full scholarship. She was fortunate to study with two legendary organists of the twentieth century McNeil Robinson and Gerre Hancock. Prior to St. Catherine's, Dr. Petrides served as the music director of St. Theresa’s Church in the Bronx and the Immaculate Conception Church in Tuchahoe, NY. In addition to her duties as a liturgical musician, Liya has appeared at many prestigious concert venues such as the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Thomas Fifth Avenue Church, Carnegie, Alice Tully and Avery Fisher Halls, and many others. She lives in Pelham Bay, Bronx with her husband, guitarist and composer, Mercy College professor Dr. Ron Petrides, and their two young children, Teddy and Sophia.

Martha Vassar

Martha Vassar
Business Manager
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Martha Vassar was born in Colombia, S.A. and migrated to the States in 1985 to pursue personal and professional goals.  Martha has an Associate’s degree in Languages from Colegio Mayor de Cundinamarca in Bogota and a BS in International Business from the University of New Haven.  Martha also holds a Real Estate license.  She has experience working in the private a non-profit organizations in a variety of roles including Office Manager, Bookkeeper and most recently HR Administrator at the DOB where she worked for 7 years.  Martha lives in Stratford and has a 17 year old son who is a Senior at SJHS.

She is very excited to be part of The Parish of St. Catherine of Siena and St. Agnes family. 


Lori WilsonLori Wilson
Pastoral Associate of Administration and Faith Formation
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Lori Wilson joined our team in 2019 as the Pastoral Associate of Administration and Faith Formation.  Lori grew up in Michigan.  After moving to New York she studied psychology in which she holds a BA from The College of New Rochelle.  She chose to continue her educational journey while working as a director of religious education and also holds an MA in religious studies with a concentration in sacramental theology from St. Joseph’s Seminary at Dunwoodie, NY.  Lori continued her work at the Convent of the Sacred Heart, Greenwich, as a theology teacher, director of campus ministry and service and theology chair.  Lori has led retreats for students and adults on a variety of topics.  Lori, most recently, spent three years as principal of St. Andrew Academy, a PREK3 through grade 8 elementary Catholic school. 

Lori is a trained spiritual director.  She began her ministry as a spiritual director in 2008 and often looks to the quiet of the outdoors to connect with God.  As much as she enjoys quiet and solitude, she also enjoys a nice glass of wine and a good laugh.  Lori is excited to be working at The Parish of St. Catherine of Siena and St. Agnes Parish.