Rosemary Kern is the wife of Deacon Stephen Kern, the Director of the Office of the Diaconate for the Diocese of Metuchen, New Jersey and is a member of the Advisory Planning Committee of the Center for Diaconal Formation for outreach and support for wives of deacons and deacon candidates. Rosemary and Deacon Stephen have been married for 39 years and are parishioners of Saint Magdalen de Pazzi Church in Flemington. They have been involved in marriage and family ministries for 36 years and are currently active in Catholic Engaged Encounter, God’s Plan for Marriage, Natural Family Planning Instruction, and parish-based Marriage Ministry. Rosemary works at Saint Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick as the Manager of Project Respect Ed, which is a federally funded grant program providing health education and positive youth development programming for middle school students in disadvantaged areas in central New Jersey. Rosemary and Deacon Stephen are the parents of two daughters, Stephanie and Kristen, and one son, Kevin, and became grandparents of a beautiful granddaughter, Eden, in October of 2016.