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. John B. M. Frederick, Priest Associate
John Frederick served as a parish priest in parishes both in the Episcopal Church (in Connecticut) and in the Church of England (in London, Oxford, Birmingham, and Blechingley and as Rural
Dean of Godstone in the Southwark diocese) in thirty-five years of ministry before retirement and a move to the Princeton area in 1995. Since then, he has been active as a supply priest in our diocese. John holds an A.B. from Princeton University, a M.Div. from General Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. from the University of Birmingham (U.K.). He is the author of books and articles on liturgy and the church and also on British military history.
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 Dr. Gordon Graham, Priest Associate
Gordon Graham is Henry Luce III Professor of Philosophy and the Arts at Princeton Theological Seminary. Born in Ireland and educated in Ireland, Scotland and England, he taught philosophy in Scotland before moving to the United States in 2006. An Anglican priest ordained in the Scottish Episcopal Church, he holds a license in the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey, and in addition to serving as one of the priest associates at All Saints, where he has principal responsibility for the Adult Forum program, he is an appointed member of the Major Chapter of Trinity Cathedral, Trenton. He has published several books on theological topics, and teaches an Anglican Studies course at Princeton Seminary. He lives in Princeton with his wife Alison, and children Kirsty (8) and Magnus (6).
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.
Tom Colao, Director of Music and Organist
Tom Colao joined All Saints’ in 2010 as Director of Music and Organist. Tom attended the Mannes College of Music in Manhattan, studying voice and choral conducting, before transferring to Westminster Choir College to pursue studies in organ and sacred music. While at Westminster, he sang as a member of Westminster Choir in addition to performances with the Choir as both a tenor and organ soloist. Prior to coming to All Saints’, Tom was Director of Music and Organist at St. James’ Church, Long Branch, NJ, where he conducted a professional choir and provided organ accompaniment for choral services on the church’s vintage three-manual pipe organ. While there, he also began the “Music at St. James” concert series, which presents great sacred music to the community at large as a form of both evangelical and social outreach. Mr. Colao maintains an active schedule as an accompanist, vocal coach, freelance conductor and recitalist. In addition, he is the composer of several works for choir, for both liturgical and concert use.
Jocelyn Colao, Parish Administrator
Jocelyn Colao is a graduate of Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance. Since graduation, Jocelyn has performed on many stages and most importantly has been a member of several choirs in the Tri-State area, including the All Saints’ Choir for the past four years. For the past three years, Jocelyn held the position of Executive Assistant for the Continuo Arts Foundation, a New Jersey Non-Profit organization that strives to create musical opportunities for those who wish to simply improve their lives and the lives of others through music. During her time at Continuo Arts, Jocelyn worked locally and internationally on concerts, festivals and community outreach programs with musicians from around the world. She performed with the Continuo Arts Foundation in historical venues such as the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, and even performed for a mass with Pope Benedict XVI. She has gained extensive knowledge in non-profit work including building programs and non-profit finance.
Jocelyn also maintains an active private Voice and Piano studio in the New Jersey area where she teaches 35+ students of varying ages. In her spare time, Jocelyn enjoys community service and charity work. In 2013, along with her colleagues Clarisse Colao and Hope Osborn, Jocelyn executed and performed in a recital series raising money for various charities in the New Jersey area, including All Saints’ beloved HomeFront.
As Parish Administrator, Jocelyn 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 Jocelyn at the church (609-921-2420) or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hillary Pearson, Director of Children & Youth Ministry
Hillary Pearson graduated from Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in dance and performance. She was born and raised in Brighton, MI and now resides in Philadelphia, PA. Hillary has been working with children on a ministry level since she was 18, serving as a camp counselor for four years at Spring Hill Camps, leading and teaching bible studies for the youth at her home church, and mentoring middle school and high school girls. She loves children and people of all ages and hopes to work in a service-ministry capacity for many years to come.
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.