The Rev. Diana Wilcox will be joining the staff of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church beginning July 1 as Assistant to the Rector. Diana will be working on a part-time basis with responsibilities for developing Spiritual Enrichment programming, pastoral care, worship leadership, communications and affinity group development. Diana previously served St. Luke’s as a Seminarian Intern.
Diana also serves as the Protestant Chaplain at Montclair State University, where she leads worship services, provides pastoral care, and develops and leads programs for students, staff and faculty. Before coming to St. Luke’s Diana also served as a Seminarian Intern at Grace Episcopal in Madison, and at her sponsoring parish, Church of the Redeemer in Morristown, where she led the youth programs. Following her CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education), Diana worked for awhile as an on-call Chaplain for Overlook Hospital.
Diana also began working in video and photography after a trip with Redeemer to the Good Shepherd Home in Cameroon led her to create her first documentary short, “Sister Jane’s Children.” That video is currently used by the Community of St. John Baptist, and other sponsoring churches, to raise awareness and money for the orphanage. Following that, she won an award for her video of the Redeemer youth mission trip to Louisianna, and then began working with the diocese, developing videos for use at convention. One of these, “Living the Gospel Together,” about the diocesan relationship with the Diocese of Panama, led to 17 congregations committing to traveling to Panama and developing relationships with churches there.
In her past professional life, Diana had worked in the Information Technology management field for over 20 years, her last position as the Vice President for Open Systems Engineering and Global Program Management for AIG. Prior to her work at AIG, she was a management consultant for CSC Consulting, working with large multi-nationals.
Diana has a Masters of Divinity from Drew University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Though born in Long Island, she grew up in Maryland, where most of her family still lives. This probably explains why she is both a devoted Redskins and Mets fan. She enjoys painting, golf, good friends, good food, good wine, and good humor (no, not the ice cream – although that’s good too).
Diana lives in Sussex County with her large tuxedo cat, Humphrey Bogart Willoughby, aka. Bogart, whose cattitude knows no bounds.