ABOUT US: Staff
Meet the St. Hilary Staff
Father William E. Brown
William Eugene Brown was born February 10, 1959, in Los Angeles, California, son of Eugene and Mary Jane Brown (both deceased). He was baptized, confirmed and received First Communion at age nineteen in Pella, Iowa, during his freshman year of college.
After speding three years of study at Central College (Iowa), the University of Vienna (Austria), and the Sorbonne (France), he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in German and French. Bill then began graduate studies at Stanford University, where he earned a Master of Arts degree in German Literature before leaving the doctoral program to enter St. Patrick's Seminary in Menlo Park. He received a Master of Divinity degree in 1987 and was ordained to the priesthood on April 9, 1988, for the Archdiocese of San Francisco.
He has served at the following parishes in our archdiocese:
• St. Elizabeth, San Francisco (deacon year)
• St. Gabriel, San Francisco (six years)
• St. Pius, Redwood City (four years)
• Our Lady of Mercy, Daly City (twelve years)
• St. Hilary, Tiburon (July 1, 2010, to present)
"Surely," said Father Brown very gently, "it is not generous to make even God's patience with us a point against Him."
~ G.K. Chesterton
Father Matthew B. Link, C.PP.S.
Matthew Brian Link was born November 10, 1962, in Glasgow, Montana, son of Elwood (deceased) and Teresa Link. After spending four years of study at Missouri State University he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education - Science. Matt taught science in the Kansas City, Missouri public school system while discerning a call to religious life and priesthood.
Matt entered religious life in 1997 and began his seminary studies at Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, Illinois, in 1998. Matt received a Master of Divinity degree in 2002 and was ordained to the priesthood on June 4, 2005, for the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, Kansas City Province.
Father Matt Link has served at the following assignments:
- St. Francis Xavier and Missouri Western College Campus Ministry
- St. Joseph Parish, Missouri (deacon year)
- St. James Parish, Liberty, Missouri (four years)
- Cristo Rey High School, Kansas City, Missouri
- Christian Foundation for Children and Aging - CFCA (two years)
- St. Leander Parish, San Leandro, CA (one year)
- St. Hilary, Tiburon, CA (September 1, 2011, to present)
Sister Dolores Maguire, C.H.F.
Sister Dolores Maguire is a Sister of the Holy Faith from Dublin, Ireland. She made her final religious profession as a Sister in 1972. She completed college both in Ireland and in the United States with graduate degrees in music and spirituality. She is available as a spiritual director having received her training and completing an internship on the retreat staff at the Center for Spiritual Development in Orange, California.
- Sister has served at parishes and schools in Ireland, and when asked by her religious community to minister in the United States, she has taught at Holy Faith Schools in Los Angeles and Fairfield.
- She served as Pastoral Minister at:
- St. Raymond Parish, Downey, CA
- St. Cornelius Parish, Long Beach, CA
- St. Hilary Parish since 2002 with a one-year break for a sabbatical which lasted from June 2011 to June 2012
"See, I am doing something new; it springs forth, do you not perceive it?” ~ Isaiah 43:19
New things always happen from unexpected places. Each day is a new beginning and, with God’s help, offers the possibility for growth, and change.
Business Manager of St. Hilary School and Parish
Adrian was born and raised in Chicago. The area still has a strong hold on him. Adrian graduated from Purdue University with a BS in engineering and from the University of Chicago with an MBA. After working at Johnson & Johnson, he moved to California and attended UOP, McGeorge School of Law where he obtained a JD. He worked at Coopers & Lybrand (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers) where he obtained a CPA, and at several law firms in San Francisco. Adrian also worked at real estate development companies in Menlo Park in a finance and legal capacity. Most recently, he was a Realtor with McGuire Real Estate. He retains a keen interest in real estate matters.
Adrian and Lynn Reid have a son, Reid, who graduated from St. Hilary School in 2010. Adrian enjoys activities with his family such as snowboarding, biking, and indoor rock climbing. When he can find time, he likes to play the links in the hope of some day achieving a respectable handicap.
"Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost
"...But I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep."
Business Office Assistant for St. Hilary School and Parish
Theresa is our school bookkeeper and assists Adrian Gordon in the business office. Born and raised in Marin County, Theresa comes from a family of eight children with the distinction of being born on January 1. Theresa and her husband, Richard, live in Novato. She is a mom of three and grandmother of six. She loves spending time with her family and favorite pastimes include reading and crafting, as well as being an accomplished seamstress.
"A smile is a light in the window of the soul indicating that the heart is home." ~ Anonymous
Parish Director of Music and Liturgy
Mr. Stadlin has been Music Director and organist at St. Hilary Parish since 1997.
A native of the New York area where he performed many concerts in New York City at St. Patrick's Cathedral, The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Grace Church and many other fine houses of worship in the greater Tri-state area, he graduated from Jersey City State College with a degree in Sacred Music and Theory Composition.
Parish Administrative Assistant
Diana is a graduate of Rollins College in Orlando, Florida. She became a Master Catechist after completing the 5-year Diaconate Formation program in the Archdiocese of San Francisco. She has also been a Licensed Lifeguard for Jones Beach, NY, a manager for "Everyday Hero" (a test strategy for Dayton Hudson in the Mall of America, Minneapolis, MN), and a manager for Jewel Foods in Champaign, IL.
Diana was the Director of Religious Education at St. Hilary's for twelve years before becoming our Parish Administrative Assistant in 2011.
Diana has three children: Michael Ryan 33, Nicholas Arthur 27, and Kristin Rose 25. She enjoys stitching, needlepointing, crocheting, knitting, sewing, baking, sailing, jogging, spending time at the ocean, and spending time with family and friends.
"In this life we cannot do great things. We can do small things with great Love." ~ Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Parish Director of Religious Education
Lisa has been working with elementary and junior high school students for the past 5 years as the Saint Hilary School Librarian. Lisa is a life-long Catholic and is the mother of two school-aged daughters. She serves as a Eucharistic Minister and is an active volunteer along with her family in a number of ministries at Saint Hilary Parish.
Lisa enjoys sharing the Catholic faith with young people as part of the Religious Education program, including preparation for the sacraments of First Reconciliation, First Holy Eucharist and Confirmation. Lisa believes that partnering with parents and families is critical to children's faith formation. She strives for open and frequent communication with families to enable them to be actively involved in their children's religious learning.
Lisa attended the Pennsylvania State University where she received a B.A. in Speech Communications and then attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Law where she earned her law degree. She was a practicing attorney for 11 years. She then chose to focus on raising her children for the next 6 years before joining the staff at Saint Hilary School.
"What we are is God's gift to us. What we become is our gift to God." ~ Eleanor Powell
Manager of Tarantino Hall
Rebecca was born and later adopted in Baltimore, Maryland. She moved to Marin County in 1957, attending the following schools: Strawberry, Bel Aire, Del Mar, and Redwood. She has always taught exercise classes from yoga to dance, water aerobics, and chair aerobics. Rebecca has also been a chef for health food stores from the Russian River to Ojai to Cold Spring Habor, New York, and still serves as a caterer when needed.
Like our pastor, Rebecca is a convert to the Roman Catholic Faith, having gone through the RCIA process here at St. Hilary Parish, where she was baptized, confirmed, and given First Eucharist during the Easter Vigil Mass in 2010. One of Rebecca's ministries is to offer a free exercise class here in Tarantino Hall each Wednesday, right after the 8:30 a.m. Mass, to which all are welcome.
In taking on this new responsibility from Vicki Borstein in March of 2013, Rebecca said: "I am so very blessed with joy and happy grace that I am with you all!" Welcome, Rebecca!
She will be our go-to person in making sure Tarantino Hall stays in good shape, with the many parish and school groups that need it throughout the year.
Principal of St. Hilary School
Charley graduated from Santa Clara University in 1994 with a B.S. Commerce in Management. He is currently completing a Master's Degree in Catholic School Leadership from the University of San Francisco.
Charley began teaching at St. Hilary School in 2003. In 2009 he became the Assistant Principal and in 2011 he was named principal. As the principal Charley is responsible for the school leadership and educational programs. His objective is to create a school community that reinforces the best values and traditions of Catholic education while also providing the most progressive, dynamic educational environment for the 21st Century learner.
Charley is married to Rita Hayes, the 5th grade teacher, whom he proposed to in the 5th grade classroom on the last day of class in 1998. They have been blessed to have had three children together: Cate, (age 6) Siena, (age 5) Lucas, (born 2009, deceased in 2010).
Source of Inspiration
My parents and grandparents inspire me, because they worked hard and sacrificed to provide their family opportunities provided within Catholic education that afforded their children more opportunities in the future.
Assistant Principal of St. Hilary School
Maggie was born and raised in San Francisco. She earned her B.A. and Master of Arts in Education from San Francisco State University. Currently, she is a doctoral student at USF, studying Organization and Leadership.
For thirty years, Maggie has been involved with educating Catholic elementary aged students and working with parents to ensure the success of each child. Maggie has two daughters, Nicole and Lauren. She enjoys swimming, tennis, kayaking, and reading.
Source of Inspiration
My mom has always inspired me through her devotion to Catholic Education, her wisdom, encouragement, and the importance of being a life long learner. My daughters inspire me through their optimistic spirit, determination, and their loving hearts. My students inspire me because I learn everyday through them.