Matthew serves as the thirteenth Rector of Calvary Episcopal Church in Summit, New Jersey – a parish focused on transformative relationships for children, youth and adults through educational and spiritual growth opportunities. A canon of Christ Church Cathedral in Nashville, he has ministered with congregations in Connecticut, Virginia, Tennessee and Alabama. His specialty is walking with and building up congregations of hope and hospitality with his gifts of pastoral care, and liturgical renewal embracing worship, music and the Arts.
Matthew draws people into greater spiritual maturity in educational offerings and deeper discipleship through ecumenical and interfaith dialogue as well as outreach ministries for all generations across our community. After eighteen years as an Episcopal priest, Matthew values the privilege of walking with people in their lives while they meet the demands and twists of everyday life. During his tenure over the almost eight years, Matthew has raised over $10.4 million in capital funds, and restored all five buildings of a 4.3 acre church campus to meet the future.
A native of Mississippi, Matthew has spent many years living, traveling and studying throughout Great Britain, and inaugurated the annual Berkeley-Yale pilgrimage series to enable clergy and laity alike to experience the spiritual as well as cultural roots of their Christian traditions. This pilgrimage ministry continues today through retreats and pilgrimages at home and abroad to the Holy Land, Europe and South Africa, with specific emphasis on the Anglican Communion’s heart at Canterbury Cathedral. Canon Corkern serves the Chair of the American Friends of Canterbury Cathedral, and served 7.5 years as the Chaplain to the Vergers Guild of North America. On a diocesan level, Matthew serves on the Bishop’s Fund Development Committee, the Newark HR Taskforce, and the Cathedral Chapter of Trinity & St Philip’s Cathedral. While a committed historian and writer, he enjoys running, reading and traveling to new and far away places at every opportunity.
The Rev. Kay Locke
The Reverend Kay Locke has been a member of Calvary church for more than 50 years. In the 1990’s she served as a Seminarian under Reverend Brdlik and she was ordained at Calvary in 2005. Reverend Locke has focused much of her career on healthcare chaplaincy. She began on Summit’s First Aid Squad in 1974 and became their first female president. She continued on to becoming a Board Certified Healthcare Chaplain and has enjoyed caring for members of the congregation when they are hospitalized or in need. Reverend Locke holds a BA from Duke University and Master of Divinity from Drew Theological School. She has a love of Episcopal liturgy and finds both celebrating the Eucharist and preaching a continued delight. She holds a weekly, drop-in Bible Study on Wednesdays at noon to discuss the reading for the coming Sunday’s service. Reverend Locke is a proud mother of two and grandmother of four!
The Rev. Dr. Jane A. Tomaine
Jane received a Bachelor of Music degree from Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa, and a Master of Music degree from Ohio State University, both in organ performance.
Following, Jane was ordained a priest in 1995, earning Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from the Theological School of Drew University in Madison, New Jersey.
Following an eighteen-year career with AT&T, Jane served as rector of St. Peter’s in Livingston for over twelve years before moving from parish work into retreat leadership.
Author of two books on Benedictine spirituality, Jane currently leads the Benedictines of Calvary, a group dedicated to the study and practice of Benedictine living. She also provides leadership for weekly Evening Prayer and offers the mid-week “early-bird” Holy Eucharist. Raised in Minneapolis, Jane lives in Mountainside with her husband, John, where they are serving staff to the three resident cats – Ricky, Esperanza (Espy, for
short), and Nikki.
Lara Wiggins serves Calvary as Director of Youth Programming and as a Lay Pastoral and
Liturgical Leader. Lara is our Seminarian-In-Residence, pursuing an Anglican Studies
Diploma at General Theological Seminary. She completed an M.Div. at Vanderbilt Divinity
School in August 2017 and a Chaplain Residency at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at
Vanderbilt in August 2018. Prior to joining Calvary’s team, Lara served as Chaplain to
Episcopal School of Nashville and worked with Nashville non-profit, Oasis Center, serving
young adults experiencing homelessness. Lara joined Calvary’s staff team in July 2019.