WE HAVE A NEW RECTOR!!!
On behalf of the Vestry, I am very pleased and excited to announce to the Parish that we have called our new Rector! His name is Reverend Nathan A. Beall (pronounced Bell).
Father Nathan is a native of Maryland with three generations of family currently living in Calvert County. After discerning a call to the priesthood while a student at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, he attended seminary at Berkeley Divinity School (The Episcopal Seminary at Yale) in New Haven, Connecticut, where he also served as a missioner at the Church of the Ascension in the Hill neighborhood. After completing seminary, he returned to St. Mary’s County to serve as Episcopal Campus Minister at St. Mary’s College and Assistant to the Rector at St. Mary’s Parish. Here he lived in the brown house, a community house dedicated to daily prayer, gardening, and hospitality. In 2019, he spent a year as a volunteer at Hilfield Friary, an Anglican Franciscan community in southwest England focused on prayer and conservation work. While at Hilfield, he met his fiancée, Hong Kyunghee (Hee), who is from South Korea. Nathan and Hee hope to marry in the coming year, and look forward to serving at Middleham and St. Peter’s Parish together.
I would like to extend my indescribable thanks to the Search Committee, the Profile Committee and the Vestry for their thoughtful and prayerful participation in the search process, especially in these most extraordinary times. We should all be grateful for the spiritual guidance of the Holy Spirit which has brought Father Nathan to Middleham and St. Peter’s Parish at this time. I’m sure once you meet him, you will agree that he is a good fit for MSP.
Father Nathan begins his ministry with us September 1st. We are all looking forward to a future of so many possibilities as we begin our journey together with Father Nathan on a path God has laid out for us.