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.











Rector The Rev. J. Douglas Ousley
Organist / Director Of Music Dr. Matthew T. Lewis
Associate Rector The Rev. Adrian Dannhauser
Sacristan Enrico (Rico) Shillingford



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.


Janet Loengard, Senior Warden
Jonathan Vaughan, Junior Warden
Sandra Cecchini, Clerk
Mike Linburn, Treasurer


Sandy Von Benken

Kimberley Ferdinando

Robert Galloway

Juliana Attwood

Lance Eckel

John Chadwick

Sandy Cecchini

Sondra Carter

Christopher Stromee

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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