The Reverend Hugh E. Brown, III, D. Min., Rector
Hugh Brown came to All Saints’ Church as rector in May 2007. He has been active in parish church and social justice ministries, having served parishes in Virginia, Ohio, and the Washington, D.C. area. In Washington, he served as associate rector at St. John’s Church, Lafayette Square and as Development Director for Sojourners. He worked in Sojourners’ initial organization of Call To, a network of churches and other faith-based organizations working to promote anti-poverty efforts as a priority for national public policy.
Before coming to All Saints’, Pastor Hugh was most recently rector of St. Thomas’s Parish, an eighteenth-century parish in Prince George’s County, Maryland and, before that, was vicar and then the first rector of St. Philip’s Parish, Baden (Brandywine, Maryland), an historic African-American church. Hugh also served from 1999-2007 as Protestant chaplain at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, working to create the Liturgical Protestant Ministry for this Catholic and Jesuit university committed to interfaith ministry.
Dr. Brown holds a B.A. in Government and International Relations from the College of William and Mary; a M.A. in Religious Ethics from the University of Virginia; a M.Div. from Virginia Theological Seminary; and a D. Min. in Spirituality and Spiritual Direction from Wesley Theological Seminary.
He is married to the Reverend Dr. Elly Sparks Brown, also an Episcopal priest.
The Reverend Elly Sparks Brown, D.Min., Priest Associate
Elly Sparks Brown is the former rector of historic Trinity Parish in Southern Maryland, the Diocese of Washington, D.C. Elly has also taught in the Literature Department of The American University in D.C. and the honors program at The University of Maryland, College Park, MD.
In 1991, she earned an interdisciplinary Doctor of Ministry degree in theology, literature and visual art at Wesley Theological Seminary in D.C. She later served the Seminary for three years under a Luce grant as Administrative Director of the Center for the Arts and Religion. She is passionately interested in the relationship between the arts and spirituality. Elly holds a M.Div. from Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandra, VA, a M.A. in English from The Catholic University of America, D.C., and a B.A. in English from Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA.
Elly currently serves as Vicar of Christ Church in Palmyra, NJ and as visiting Professor of English at Rider University. She also leads adult forums, retreats and quiet days around the arts and spirituality at All Saints’ Church and throughout the Diocese.
Elly is married to her soulmate and brother priest, The Rev. Hugh E. Brown III, D. Min., Rector of All Saints’.
The Reverend Dr. Karl F. Morrison, Priest Associate
Karl Morrison entered the priesthood during a career as a scholar-teacher and has continued to serve in a bi-vocational ministry. While appointed as Lessing Professor of History and Poetics at Rutgers-New Brunswick, and a parishioner at All Saints’, he began discussions about ordained ministry These led to his ordination as deacon in the Diocese of New Jersey, first as deacon (1998) and a year later as priest. Since ordination, he has served as curate at Christ Church, New Brunswick, priest-in-charge at St. Michael’s Chapel, Rutgers (New Brunswick-Piscataway), priest associate of All Saints’ Sisters of the Poor in Oxford, England, and priest associate at All Saints’.
Before and during his service, he prepared for and followed an academic career, with a medieval European history as his special field. Now retired from Rutgers, he taught at the university level and lectured widely. It was a special happiness to be able to combine in his teaching and research the main intellectual and spiritual motivations that gradually shaped his ordained ministry, and so avoid a split between his secular job and his inner journeys. His major research has dealt with such subjects as, conversion, empathy, and the interplay of arts (for example, in worship services) as essential to spiritual formation, and the sense of awe that goes beyond words.
Another happiness was finding, and being found by, Anne as a life-partner. As of this writing, they have been married more than 50 years. They have two adult children (now entering middle-age themselves) and, thanks to the children, three much-loved grandchildren. On every level of existence, he has learned, especially in the classroom, the pastoral ministry, and at home, the good of companionship, and the fun and need in celebrating it.
The Reverend Canon Jack Belmont, Priest Associate
Jack Belmont, a lifelong Episcopalian, was born and raised in Ewing Township, New Jersey. He graduated from Rider University in 1968 with a B.A. in Secondary Ed., and from the Philadelphia Divinity School with an M.Div. in 1971. He was ordained to the Priesthood in October of 1971 at Trinity Cathedral, Trenton. He received the degree of Master of Sacred Theology from New York Theological Seminary in 1981 with a specialty in Pastoral Counseling.
He served at St. Andrew’s, Camden and St. Luke’s, Gladstone prior to being called as Rector of St. Matthew’s, Pennington in 1976, where he served for 37 years until his retirement in June of 2013.
Jack is also a lifelong member of the Diocese of New Jersey and has been a member of various committees and commissions of the Diocese during his tenure as a priest of the Church which include: the Diocesan Council, the Standing Committee, the Board of Missions, the Cathedral Chapter, the Episcopal Election Committee, the Youth Commission, and is currently the Chair of the Commission on Ministry and Co-chair of the Committee on Priesthood. In May of 2013, Bishop Councell appointed him as an honorary Canon of Trinity Cathedral, Trenton.
Jack and his beloved wife, Sandy, reside in Hopewell Twp. New Jersey. One of the many things Sandy and Jack enjoy doing in retirement is walking in the great outdoors marveling in God’s Creation with their dog, Buddy. Sandy, a retired insurance underwriter, is a Master Gardener and a budding artist. She also has a great interest in Spirituality and Centering Prayer. Together, they have attended many conferences throughout the Church and have organized several retreats.
They have four adult children and four grandchildren who are the joy of their life!
The Reverend Canon Joan E. Fleming, Priest Associate
Born and educated in England, Joan came initially to Princeton in 1961, engaged to John V. Fleming, with whom she has now racked up 54 years of married life. At first resistant to the idea of women priests, she nevertheless felt drawn to enter seminary in the mid-70s, and by the time of graduation in 1979 had begun to entertain thoughts of entering the priesthood—only to have to give priority instead to the unexpected arrival of a third child. By 1986, however, she was ordained deacon and entered parish ministry as Curate, then Associate, at St. Paul’s, Bound Brook. From 1991 to 2004 she served at Christ Church, New Brunswick, first as Interim, then Rector. Since retirement she has served the Diocese as member, then co-chair of the Anti-Racism Commission. She currently serves as the diocesan Intake Officer.
The Reverend Joy Kulvicki, Ministry Associate
As the daughter of a Lutheran Home Mission Pastor who created new churches, Rev. Kulvicki’s faith walk has been & continues to be a creative adventure. After graduating from Princeton Theological Seminary, she began ministry as the Hospice Chaplain for the Medical Center at Princeton. Hospice was formational and a deep, growing experience for 7 1/2 years. She then became an Intentional Interim for both the Reformed Church in America and the Presbyterian Church (PCUSA). Rev. Kulvicki served 7 churches as their Interim and found the work both exciting and challenging as they worked together to create a new beginning in the life of the congregation. She both gives and receives Spiritual Direction and enjoy retreats, both giving and receiving. Rev. Kulvicki is currently engaged in Spiritual Director Training at Linwood Spiritual Center in Rhinebeck, NY. She and her husband, Bob, have been married for 42 years. He is the good man who supported her call to ministry. They have 2 married daughters and 5 grandchildren. In retirement, they enjoy caring for their grandchildren, Brady, 4 1/2, and Payton, 3, two days a week. Brady and Payton were baptized at All Saints.
Kevin O’Malia, Director of Music and Organist
Kevin J. O’Malia holds Bachelor’s Degree Master’s degrees, with honors, from Westminster Choir College of Rider University. His concentrations of study were in organ, choral conducting and church music history. Mr. O’Malia is the Director of Music and Organist at All Saints Church in Princeton. Kevin also serves as organist at Temple B’nai Shalom in East Brunswick, NJ. Mr. O’Malia is also extremely active as an instructor, as an adjunct professor at several colleges, and as frequent clinician for the American Guild of Organists and the Royal School of Church Music in America. Kevin has concertized in the United States, the United Kingdom, France and South Africa. Many of his performances have been featured on radio broadcasts including National Public Radio production Pipedreams, and on Radio South Africa, ClassicFM, and its program ‘People of Note.’ Distinguished performances have been featured cathedral residencies at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, Lincoln Cathedral, Christ Church, Oxford; recitals at Notre-Dame in Paris, St. Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, New York, Washington National Cathedral, Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, the White House, Princeton University Chapel, and at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia.
An avid follower of American history and the Philadelphia Phillies, Kevin finds himself at home in Lawrenceville, where he lives with his spouse, Tom, and dogs Jack and Brian.
Emily Skilling, Parish Administrator
Emily Skilling, holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Georgia and a Master of Music degree from Westminster Choir College, where she studied with Laura Brooks Rice. She sings with several professional choirs, performs in operas, and is a regular concert soloist around the United States.
In addition to performing, Emily also teaches a studio of voice and piano students in the Princeton area. As Parish Administrator, Emily oversees the daily office management of All Saints’. She takes care of bulletin preparation, property matters, rentals, and a wide variety of other tasks. Contact Emily at the church (609-921-2420) or by e-mail email@example.com.
The Rev. Maddy Patterson, Director of Children & Youth Ministry
Maddy and Roland as happy to be home again at ASC, doing the ministries they love best.
Lois Laverty, Director of Music, Emeritus
Lois Laverty has enjoyed a triple musical career as singer, college professor and church musician. As a lyric soprano she has performed at home and abroad in opera, oratorio, concert, recital and church. Her teaching career spanned 34 years at Michigan State University and at Westminster Choir College, her alma mater. She has led music in churches in Richmond VA, East Lansing MI, Vienna, Austria; and lastly for 19 years at All Saints’, Princeton, retiring in 1998.
Teresa, Sophia Ko-Davis, D. Min, STM, M. Div., Minister and Presenter to Contemplative Outreach
Teresa-Sophia is a Korean-American, together with her beloved husband, Richard Davis, Research Senior Scientist are the parents of the two lovely teenage children.
Both of Teresa-Sophia’s parents are Roman Catholic but she decided to explore other denominations. She made a commitment to follow Christ when she was 13 years old at a youth revivial meeting in NYC. There, she gave her heart to Jesus Christ and Triune God as her Lord, Redeemer and Life-Giver. At age 16, she joyfully received baptism with her youth group.
Teresa’s dad has been a strong South Korean Non-Commissioned Officer and her mother was a life long dedicated loving nurse. She became an Episcopalian since 2001, worked as a Board Certified Clinical Chaplain, US Army Chaplain (Captain), Inter-denomination ordained minister of Word and Sacrament, Spiritual Director/Companion and mission activist.
In her past since 1986, she ministered as a Youth Pastor, Outreach Coordinator, Associate Pastor, Short Term Foreign Missionary to 4 countries in South Asia, Caribbean and Europe, US Army Active Duty Military (Captain) Police Chaplain and Assistant Brigade Chaplain, Board Certified Hospital Clinical Chaplain, Veterans Administration Clinical Chaplain and Spiritual Director. In 2018, she was certified/commissioned as an official Presenter of the Centering Prayer by the Contemplative Outreach, Ltd. She facilitates a Centering Prayer group and teaches contemplative spiritual practices at St. Paul Church, Princeton, NJ and gives seminars to various churches.
Teresa-Sophia attended Parsons School of Design in New York City majoring in Fashion Design/Art but withdrew when she sensed after powerful encounter with God that her Creator was calling her to become a vocational ordained minister of Word and Sacrament at age 18. Then, years later in her late twenties, she sensed God’s affirming of the vocational ministry call in the midst of a car accident which nearly killed her but she survived miraculously by God’s intervention. She was ordained in early thirties as a clergy. In her early and mid forties, she sensed God’s extra ordinary presence while praying in the sanctuary one time and another time, she re-experienced ministry call as she was looking into St. Francis’ San Damiango iconic cross at a retreat center.
She received ministerial training and attended Central Bible College and received her BA in 1989 and Masters of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1993, Masters of Sacred Theology at Drew Theological Seminary, majoring in Theology & Art and Doctor of Ministry degree majoring in Spirituality and Lutheran Theological Studies at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia in 2014.
Teresa-Sophia became Licensed Preacher from an Assemblies of God in 1989 and became an ordained minister of the Word and Sacrament in a small conservative interdenominational organization since 1998 to 2014. She was also confirmed with her husband as an Episcopalians by Bishop Wemberley of Diocese of Texas in 2002 when they married.
She loves to preach, teach, do art, facilitate, learn and practice various contemplative spiritual prayer forms since 2002 and completed her Spiritual Director training from Fuller Theological Seminary in 1997-1999, Inter-denominational and Roman Catholic Based School called, Cenacle Spiritual Direction Institute in Houston, Texas in 2005, completed her training of Supervision for Spiritual Directors course in 2007 at the Upper Room Spirituality Center in Neptune, NJ. She has extensive experience companioning, discipleship teaching and providing pastor care to women and men of diverse race, ethnicity, religion, denomination and culture in their spiritual journey.
In hindsight, as she reflects back on her spiritual journey, through Icon writing, Scripture reading, painting visual arts, poetry, spiritual direction, silent retreats, friends, families, worship, receiving sacraments, traveling, contemplative prayers, service, reading Korean and English language books, watching movies, Korean dramas and listening to various kinds of music, the Triune God has always renewed and transformed her spirit and given her love, joy, hope, faith, peace and strength. Thanks be to our faithful Christ who will always be as closely present to her as her consciousness and who always have been loving her with agape love.