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Deacon Don Hessemer
Director of Outreach
Don was born in Brooklyn and grew up in North Merrick, Long Island. He attended Maria Regina Diocesan High School in Uniondale NY and the College of Environmental Science & Forestry in Syracuse. He also received a Master’s Degree in Environmental Health Science in 1985 from the Polytechnic Institute of NY.
Don and his wife, Joan, moved to Edison, NJ in 1985, and have two grown children, Brittany and Kenny. They joined St. Bartholomew Parish in 1991 after moving to Fanwood.
Don has taught Religious Education to 3rd and 4th graders for 6 years and has served as Extraordinary Minster and Lector. He also has lead the Social Outreach Ministry since its inception in 2005. It was during this time that he discerned his call to the Diaconate. Don currently works as a Senior Project Manager in the Environmental Group of a NYC architecture and engineering firm. Among Don’s interests is his love for running. You might catch him running through the streets of Fanwood and Scotch Plains.
Mr. Paul Milan
Director of Divine Worship and Music Director
Paul Milan was born in Bayonne NJ and grew up there, attending Marist High School and St. Peter´s College in Jersey City. He has been working in the field of liturgical music full time since 1994. Prior to joining the staff of St. Bartholomew the Apostle, he worked at St. Bernard of Clairvaux parish in Plainfield, St. Joseph´s parish in East Rutherford and Our Lady Star of the Sea parish in Bayonne.
Mrs. Jennifer Ryan