JeanieJeanie Crosby, Parish Administrator

Jeanie came to St. Michael’s after working for many years with colleges in northern New England, Kentucky, and New Mexico. She grew up in Brattleboro and remembers seeing the St. Michael’s building move from downtown to “the edge of town.”  After spending the last few years at their home in Spring Branch, Texas, Jeanie and her partner Cynthia Baldwin returned to make their home in Brattleboro. Email Jeanie or call (802) 254-6048, x104.


susan-dedell2Susan Dedell, Music Director

Susan Dedell has been Director of Music at St. Michael’s church since 1992. She also directs the Brattleboro Concert Choir, an 85-voice chorus that is a program of the Brattleboro Music Center. Susan has also directed a variety of opera, oratorio, and music theater productions, as well as enjoying an active concert and recital schedule as a pianist. Susan has been working with churches professionally since her teen years and finds great satisfaction in endeavoring to foster musical, spiritual, and fellowship growth in equal parts. Susan credits three choral conductors with guiding her career development:  high-school choral director David Wikman, who introduced her to early music; college mentor Maynard Klein (Professor of Choral Arts and director of University Choirs), who taught her that music was an act of love; and Blanche Moyse (Artistic Director of the New England Bach Festival) with whom she worked closely for over a decade. Email Susan or call  (802) 348-7735.

johnl-lJohn Laamanen, Sexton

John is originally from Massachusetts. He has been at St. Michael’s for three years, working hard to keep the St. Michael’s building ship-shape. He is married to Julie and lives in Brattleboro.

JaneSJane Sbardella, Parish Nurse

Jane grew up in South Dakota, where she started her nursing career as an operating room nurse in the civilian sector and later as an active-duty Air Force nurse in Mississippi and England. While on active duty she met her husband, a physician, and they have two children:  Matthew, a nurse practitioner, and Rebecca, a public-health nurse, as well as two beautiful grandchildren. They moved to Dummerston in 1988 and have been members of St. Michael’s since then. After moving here Jane became a school nurse and has since retired. For years she has been involved in our children’s ministry. In 2008, she attended the National Parish Health Ministry conference in Indiana and became our Parish Health Nurse. Jane also started our Intercessory Prayer Group. This group provides ongoing prayer throughout the month for persons and concerns on our parish’s prayer list. Email Jane.