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
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
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.