About the Rector

            Greetings in Christ!  My name is Nathan Beall, and I am the Rector here at Middleham and St. Peter’s Parish.  I am a native of Southern Maryland, and currently have three generations of my family living in Calvert County.  I lived in Mechanicsville, Salisbury, and Laurel, Maryland before attending St. Mary’s College, where I majored in Religious Studies and joined the Episcopal Church.  I then attended Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, where I studied theology in the classroom and learned the gospel in the streets of New Haven.  I lived in a community called Ascension House with three other members who prayed the Daily Office and served the needs of our neighborhood together.  I then moved back to St. Mary’s County to serve as Episcopal Chaplain at St. Mary’s College and Assistant to the Rector at Trinity Church.  I was ordained to the priesthood in the diocese of Washington in November of 2015.  After four years of service as chaplain, I spent a year in England as a volunteer at an Anglican Franciscan community called Hilfield Friary.  There I prayed and worked the land with the Religious brothers, family residents, and fellow volunteers in the community.  One of those volunteers, Hong Kyunghee, is now my wife.

            I have many personal and pastoral interests, including family life, liturgy, preaching, community among the poor, and stewarding the gifts of the Chesapeake Bay region.  But my priority as rector of this parish is to help people to get to know Jesus.  If there is ever any way that I can do that for you, please let me know.  God bless you, and welcome to our parish.