Ministers for the 2020 Season
Reverend Richard C. Allen
The Congregational Church in South Glastonbury, South Glastonbury, Connecticut
Reverend Richard C. Allen has served as Senior Minister of The Congregational Church in South Glastonbury, Connecticut since 1988. He graduated from Trinity University (B.A.) and Andover Newton Theological School (M. Div.). Honors include receiving the Community Service Award from Columbia Lodge in 2018 and the YMCA Outstanding Service Award in 2017. Reverend Allen is married to his wife, Andrea, and has four children and eight grandchildren. Reverend Allen is an avid tennis player, a frequent visitor to Malawi, Central Africa, and a collector of Kalulu stories.
Dr. Mark H. Crumpler
Grace Church Bethlehem
Dr. Mark H. Crumpler has served as Teaching Pastor at Grace Church Bethlehem since June 2016. Dr. Crumpler attended Mercer University (B.A.) and Southwestern Seminary (M. Div. and Ph.D.). Dr. Crumpler’s wife, Marine, is Senior Pastor and head of staff at Grace Church. Their son John will enter Emory University Medical School at the end of the summer, and their daughter Anna will be a senior at Wake Forest University. Dr. Crumpler enjoys traveling, reading, and good meals with friends.
The Reverend Terence L. Elsberry
Revered Terence (Terry) L. Elsberry has served as the priest associate at Christ Church in Greenwich, Connecticut since September, 2017. Previously, Reverend Elsberry was the rector for 23 years at St. Matthew’s in Bedford, NY. He is a graduate of Drake University (B.A.) and the University of Virginia (M. Div.). Honors include The Oxford Round Table, Member-The Order of St. John of Jerusalem, and Honoree-Diocese of New York Episcopal Charities. Reverend Elsberry and his wife, Nancy, have four daughters and nine grandchildren. During his free time, Reverend Elsberry enjoys spending time with family and friends, supporting the New York Yankees, and seeing Broadway shows.
View Rev. Elsberry's sermon: CLICK HERE
The Reverend Canon George F. Woodward III
St. Paul’s Anglican Church
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
The Reverend Canon George F. Woodward III has served as the Rector at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico since 2018. Reverend Woodward attended Ohio University (B.A.), Ashland Theological Seminary (M.A.), and Seabury-Western Theological Seminary (M. Div.). He currently serves as an Honorary Canon for the Diocese of Los Angeles and El Salvador. During his free time, Reverend Woodward enjoys Latin American Art, hiking, and serving as a voice actor.
View Rev. Woodward's sermon: CLICK HERE
The Reverend Dr. Nancy S. Taylor
Senior Pastor, Old South Church, Boston, Massachusetts
The Reverend Doctor Nancy S. Taylor has served at the Old South Church in Boston, Massachusetts since 2005. Reverend Taylor is a graduate of Macalester College (B.A), Yale Divinity School (M. Div.), and Chicago Theological Seminary (D. Min.). Her honors include the Light to the City Award (2019), National Center for Race Amity Medal of Honor (2018), and the Rabbi Murray I. Rothman Award for Outstanding Inter-religious Leadership (2011).
The Reverend David W. Good
Minister Emeritus - First Congregational Church,
Old Lyme, Connecticut
Reverend Good served for 37 years as the Senior Minister of the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme, CT until his retirement in 2012. As a Minister Emeritus, he devotes his time as a volunteer for the Tree of Life ministry.
Reverend Canon Mark K.J. Robinson (retired)
St. Ann’s Episcopal Church
Old Lyme, CT
The Reverend Mark K. J. Robinson is the former rector at St. Ann's Episcopal Church, Old Lyme, CT. He attended Kenyon College (A.B.) and Episcopal Divinity School. Prior to St. Ann's, Reverend Robinson worked for the Canon for Mission, Episcopal Diocese of Ohio, and as Rector of Calvary Church in Stonington, CT.
The Reverend John A. Zahl
St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church
Bedford, New York
Reverend John A. Zahl has been Rector of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church since August 2018. He attended Kenyon College (B.A.) and Oxford University (M. Div.). Honors include serving as Canon Missioner at Grace Church Cathedral in Charlestown, South Carolina (2012-2018). He is the author of “Grace in Addiction: The Good News of Alcoholics Anonymous for Everyone” and “Sermons of Grace.” Reverend Zahl and his wife Deirdre live in Bedford, NY with their seven-year-old daughter, Daphne. Reverend Zahl is a fan of the English Reformation, an enormous film buff, and occasionally moonlights as a DJ.
The Reverend Sunil Chandy
Christ Episcopal Church
The Reverend Sunil Chandy has served as Rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Westerly, RI, since 2014. He graduated from Rutger's School of Pharmacy (B.S.) and The General Theological Seminary (M.Div.) and Princeton Theological Seminary (M. Th.). Fr. Chandy has served on numerous Diocesan and National church committees and Taskforces. He also served as Deputy to General Convention for three terms. Sunil is married to Simi, and they have three sons, Alex, Phillip, and Daniel. Together the family loves to cook Indian and American foods.
The Reverend Andrew C. Mead
Saint Thomas Church
New York, New York
Reverend Andrew Mead has been retired since 2014 after 41 years of full time parish ministry in Walingford, CT, Boston, MA, Rosement, PA and New York, NY. Reverend Mead attended DePauw University (B.A.), Yale Divinity School (M. Div.), and Oxford University (M. Litt.). Honors include D.D. Nashotah House Theological Seminary and Rector Emeritus at Saint Thomas Church in New York City. Reverend Mead is married to Nancy Hoxsie Mead and they have two children and four grandchildren. During his free time, Reverend Mead enjoys feeding birds.
The Reverend Dr. Wayne Eberly
Dunn’s Corners Community Church, Presbyterian
Westerly, Rhode Island
Reverend Dr. Wayne Eberly has served as Pastor at Dunn’s Corners Community Church, Presbyterian in Westerly, Rhode Island since March 2015. He is a graduate of California State University, Sacramento (BS), San Francisco Theological Seminary (M. Div.), and Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary (D. Min.). During his time in Texas, Eberly was elected Moderator of the Presbytery of New Covenant (Houston, Texas) and taught a seminary preaching course for Fuller Seminary. Reverend Eberly and Julie Eberly have four children and one grandchild. During his free time, Reverend Eberly enjoys the beaches of Westerly and leading study/travels trips.
Reverend David Stall
First Hopkinton Seventh Day Baptist
Reverend Stall has served as Senior Pastor at First Hopkinton Seventh Day Baptist since 2010. His education included undergraduate studies in business marketing and Christian ministry leadership. Rev. Stall studied theology and church development at Nyack/Alliance Theological Seminary (M.Div.) where he is also a current doctoral candidate writing a dissertation which outlines best practices for revitalization of historic churches. Rev. Stall and his wife, Jennifer, have been married for 20 years and have five children ages 5-17.
The Reverend John E. Barclay
First Presbyterian Church
Glens Falls, New York
Reverend John E. Barclay retired on March 1, 2018 after serving First Presbyterian Church of Glens Falls, New York for thirty-eight years. Reverend Barclay is a graduate of the University of Michigan (B.A. in History) and Princeton Theological Seminary (M. Div.). Barclay is married to Andrea Winter-Barclay and has three children and two grandsons. During his free time, Reverend Barclay enjoys playing golf, reading historical fiction, and listening to classical music.