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Rector (Pastor)

The Very Rev. Neal Longe

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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. Ann's, 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.

Fr. Neal and his wife Lisa were married in 2004 and they have two teenage children Maria and Noah.  Fr. Neal holds a Master of Arts Degree in Theology from St. Mary's Seminary and University in Baltimore, MD and a Diploma in Anglican Studies from Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, PA .  He also holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education and Psychology from the Crane School of Music College at Potsdam, as well as an Associates degree in Nursing from Fulton-Montgomery Community College at Johnstown, NY.  Fr. Neal is a Registered Nurse and has worked in the Emergency Department, the Intensive Care Unit, and Occupational Health.  He also holds a third degree black belt (III Dan) in Taekwon-Do. 

Fr. Neal enjoys preaching, teaching, and leading parish bible studies. Pastoral care is an integral part of Fr. Neal's ministry. He serves the parish is many ways, sharing the love of Jesus and connecting people to Christ for the transformation of individual lives, families, and communities. 

In November 2013, Fr. Neal was appointed by the Bishop to serve as the Dean of the Western Mohawk Deanery.  He also serves the Diocese in a variety of other leadership roles. Fr. Neal is also blessed to serve as Priest-in-charge for St. Peter's by the Lake Summer Chapel in Old Forge. 

Fr. Neal has a heart for the first responders of our community and serves as a Deputy Fire Coordinator - Chaplain with the Montgomery County Fire Service and Office of Emergency Management, as well as Chaplain to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, Amsterdam Fire Department, Amsterdam Police Department, and the Capital District Fraternal Order of Police.

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