About Incarnation

The Church of the Incarnation was founded in 1852. The present building was constructed in 1864; its renovations after an 1882 fire include what a guidebook calls “some of the finest ecclesiastical art in America.” Incarnation’s history also includes fine music and prominent members such as Admiral David Farragut and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Today, the congregation reflects the diversity of the Murray Hill neighborhood and the New York metropolitan area from which it is drawn. Worship, intellectual exploration and practical application of Christian principles are especially valued by Incarnation’s members.








Interim Priest in Charge The Rev. Adrian Dannhauser
Interim Associate The Rev. Richard (Rik) S.J. Pike
Organist / Interim Director of Music David Ralph
Sacristan Enrico (Rico) Shillingford
Office Administrator Thomas M. Reefer



In the Episcopal Church, members of the parish are elected by the congregation to assist the Rector in the governance and decision-making of the church. The Vestry is involved in management of the finances and the property of the church, as well as oversight of its ministries and mission. Current members of the Vestry are listed below.


Jonathan Vaughan, Senior Warden
Stephen Ju, Junior Warden
Lance Eckel, Treasurer
Lenore Ritter, Clerk


Catherine Carotenuto

Sondra Carter

Jacquelyn Carson

Lance Eckel

Kathy Hoffman Linburn

Alex Nelson

Susan Ridgeway

Lenore Ritter

David Wardrop, Assistant Treasurer

Landmark Building

Explore the rich history of the church, view the artwork and get a feel for the Murray Hill neighborhood.


Living Faith

See how Incarnation fits in the broad church Anglican tradition and explore our faith.


Contact Us

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