NAES and Post-Sandy Update 1

NAES Office Open, with Minimal Staff

The Episcopal Church Center building re-opened today and the NAES office is open.

David Schnabel is the only staff member working at the office. He may be reached at (212) 716-6182 or He will reply to your messages as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.

The other members of the staff are working remotely and will reply to phone messages and email as quickly as possible. We appreciate your patience! 

In light of the on-going airport closures and suspension of subway and commuter rail service throughout the New York metropolitan area, office staffing may change. Updates will be posted here and on the NAES Facebook and Twitter pages.

Update on Member Schools

NAES member schools are already beginning to contact us to ask how they may help any school or congregation that has experienced damage or dislocation.

It is still early for this news as those communities are undoubtedly attending to their immediate needs. The Diocese of Long Island reported that it came through with minimal damage. The Diocese of Newark reported power outages, as have some schools in New Jersey, New York City, and Connecticut.

Trinity Episcopal Nursery School in Southport, Connecticut has had water damage due to flooding.

How to Help

If you know of a school or congregation in need, please let us know by email to, by calling the NAES office at (212) 716-6134, or by posting information on the NAES Facebook page.

Episcopal Relief and Development has already created two Hurricane Sandy funds for relief efforts: one for the United States and one for Haiti. You may learn more at A bulletin insert is also available.

We will alert you about other ways to help as soon as we have information,

Please keep all those who are recovering from Sandy in your prayers, especially those who are grieving, who have lost their homes, and who remain without power.

Biennial Conference 2012 to Go on as Scheduled

The Baltimore Marriott Waterfront suffered only a few, easily-fixable leaks and was spared any flooding or other major damage.

Questions about Biennial
Palisades Convention Management, our registration company, is located in the part of Manhattan without power. Its staff is working remotely, but it is unclear when the company’s offices will reopen. Should you have any questions about the conference, please contact David Schnabel at (212) 716-6182 or He will reply to your messages as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.

Badges and Tickets Will Need to Be Picked Up at the Conference
Due to the conditions at Palisades Convention Management and concerns about postal service in the Northeast, badges and tickets will not be mailed. Attendees will need to pick up their credentials on-site at the hotel. A blast email will be sent to registrants next week with pickup instructions and other important information. Please be on the lookout for it.

Presenters Email
Presenters will receive a blast email later this week detailing room set-ups, anticipated attendance, and other instructions.