A Familiar and Welcome Face Returns

The Rev. Ed Pease has been in parish ministry for 36 years, having served parishes in New England as Rector, and occasionally as Interim. He recently worked as Assistant for Christian Education at Grace Church, Newton, MA. His last interim appointment was at All Saints’ Church Stoneham, MA, among other duties helping to incorporate children in the regular worship services.

Ongoing with parish ministry, Ed has frequently been a consultant to parishes. He has been a trained Congregational Coach for the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts for a number of years assisting parishes dealing with loss and change; he also served on the bishop’s staff of the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia for 3 years as Deputy for Congregational and Clergy Development. There he visited many congregations in that diocese as a coach and consultant.

He prefers to be addressed as Ed, or Father Ed if you prefer.

Ed is a graduate of the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, having earned the degree of Master of Divinity in 1979 and Doctor of Ministry in 1992. Before entering the ordained ministry Ed was an executive for a manufacturing company, and prior to that he was business manager and a teacher in independent schools in the Hudson Valley of New York. Using his accounting background he has been of help to a number of congregations in conducting parish audits.

He prefers to be addressed as Ed, or Father Ed if you prefer. Ed and his spouse, Linda Clark, a church musician and professor emerita of Boston University School of Theology, moved in March 2013 from the Boston area to Coniston, one of the Kendal communities, in West Chester, PA. He has worked as a supply priest in the Diocese of Pennsylvania, and in the Diocese of Delaware. From mid 2013-mid 2014 he was supply priest at St. Barnabas, Wilmington. From August 1st, 2014, through November 2014 he worked as supply priest at Grace Church, Talleyville. Since that time he has served a number of parishes as supply, including the parishes of the Brandywine Collaborative Ministries.

He is delighted to join the clergy team of the Brandywine Collaborative Ministries.