The Very Reverend Neal P. Longe began his ministry at St. Ann's on January 1, 2012. Prior to being called to serve at St. Anns, Father Neal was the associate priest at St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Colonie, NY. He also served a one year Deacon internship at Christ Church, Schenectady prior to his ordination as a priest. Fr. Neal was born and raised in Johnstown, NY not far from St. Ann's, and sponsored for ordination by St. John's, Johnstown.
In November 2013, Fr. Neal was appointed by Bishop Love to serve as the Dean of the Western Mohawk Deanery. He also served as a member of, and Secretary for, the Board of Trustees of the Diocese and Priet-in-charge for St. Peter's by the Lake Summer Chapel in Old Forge. In addition to these ministry responsibilities, Fr. Neal also serves as a Deputy Fire Coordinator - Chaplain to the Montgomery County Fire Service and Office of Emergency Management ,Chaplain to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, and Chaplain to the Amsterdam Fire Department.
Fr. Neal and his wife Lisa have been married for eleven years and they have two children Maria (age 10) and Noah (age 8). Fr. Neal is also a Registered Nurse, and has worked for nine years as an Emergency Department RN. Fr. Neal holds a Diploma in Anglican Studies from Trinity School for Ministry and a Master of Arts Degree in Theology from St. Mary's Seminary and University. He also holds an Associates degree in Nursing from Fulton-Montgomery Community College, as well as a Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education and Psychology from the Crane School of Music College at Potsdam. Fr. Neal enjoys training in Taekwon-Do and was promoted to first degree black belt (I Dan) in May 2016.