The Reverend Dr. Neil O'Farrell
On July 10, 2016, we welcomed The Reverend Dr. Neil O'Farrell as our Interim Rector. Neil is a minister of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, which is a ``full communion partner`` with the Episcopal Church. Through this partnership, the Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church work together in mission, and their clergy and laity may move freely between the two churches.
Neil received his Masters in Divinity from Harvard University and was ordained in 2003. Before entering seminary, he worked as a lobbyist in Washington, D.C., specializing in health care and other issues. For fifteen years, he was also a hospice care volunteer and continues to serve as a part-time hospice chaplain. He lives in Mt. Washington with his husband, Stephen.