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Brad’s life in the church has been rich and varied. Before ordination he served as a Jr. and Sr. Warden, chaired stewardship programs, taught confirmation classes and even had a few stints singing in the choir! He was a college chaplain, founded a residence for Episcopalian students at the University of Montevallo (Canterbury House), participated in multiple mission trips to Honduras and has served on a variety of diocesan commissions in the dioceses of Alabama, Central Gulf Coast, New York, and Delaware. Brad received his Master of Divinity from The General Theological Seminary in New York City in 2000. He has served as the Rector of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Fayette, Alabama, and the Associate Rector of Trinity Parish in Wilmington, Delaware before accepting the call to be the Rector of St. David’s. He is a five-time deputy to General Convention, and has been honored to serve Delaware in a variety of capacities. He enjoys music, reading, cooking, and laughter.
The Reverend Maryann D. Younger came to St. David’s in September 2020 as our Curate. A recent graduate of the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church in New York City, she was ordained a priest here at Saint David’s on October 17, 2020. While at seminary, Mother Maryann was the Chief Sacristan of the Chapel of the Good Shepherd on campus and served at parishes in New York, Philadelphia, Maine, and here in Delaware. She has a strong background in education, hospitality, and leading organizations through change. Mother Maryann is called to a ministry of deep listening, connecting the disengaged with God, and reimagining the future of the church.
Prior to being an assigned deacon with St David’s Parish, Bruce Richards was a member of St Barnabas Episcopal Church (StB) joining in 1994. Bruce served as a communion assistant, vestry member, outreach chair, and implemented the Family Promise program at StB. Since 2009, Bruce has been a brother with the Anamchara Fellowship (an Episcopal Community focusing on monastic Celtic Spirituality). Bruce is married to Cynthia Richards, and has a daughter, beloved granddaughter and son-in-law living in Charlotte, North Carolina. Bruce has a BS (animal science/agriculture) and MS (Oceanography) from the University of Delaware and a M.Ed. and PhD. (agricultural science administration) from Penn State University. Bruce worked for Penn State Cooperative Extension in Southeast Pennsylvania for 15 years, later served nine years as the first Executive Director for the Delaware Inland Bays estuary program and worked more recently as the Development Manager for ChildInc. Bruce is also a member of the Kennett Square Rotary Club and the Pastoral Advisory Committee of Nemours Children’s Hospital in Wilmington. Bruce also coordinates the United Thank Offering for the diocese. For fun, Bruce is a musician playing lead & bass guitar (and harmonica) for area bands and combos.
Steven has studied Church Music at Waldorf Lutheran College in Forest City, Iowa and Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey. He has studied conducting with Drs. James Jordan, Allen Crowell and Joseph Flummerfelt. As a member of Westminster Choir and the Bridge Ensemble from Philadelphia, Steven has toured throughout the U.S. and performed for seven years at the Spoleto Festival, USA and Il Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy. He has performed as a professional chorister with the Opera Company of Philadelphia. He has also performed under the batons of such great conductors as Riccardo Muti, Kurt Masur, Spiros Agiris and Wolfgang Swalisch. A trained vocalist, accomplished keyboardist and composer, Steven works to enliven the spiritual life in worship at St. David's. At St. David's we blend classic and contemporary styles together to reflect the depth of tradition and vibrancy of spirit in our worship. Choir members minister not only to the congregation, but to each other, forming a group that shares in each others' joys and sorrows. We are always looking for new people to join in the fellowship of this important ministry at St. David's.
Jackie joined the staff of St. David’s in August 2014 after a long association with the Episcopal Church.In addition to her position at St. David’s , Jackie is a member of Christ church Christiana Hundred in Greenville where she has been a professional chorister since 1987.She is also a chorister and soloist with the Immanuel Bach Consort based at Immanuel on the Green Parish in New Castle. In addition to church affiliations, Jackie has been a member of the Professional Octet at Congregation Beth Emeth in Wilmington for the last 18 years.In addition to her music and administrative activities, Jackie is a craft designer and enjoys spending time with her husband Don and their 3 dogs.
Kathy Hanna is our minister to children (and their families). She is well known in Delaware for ministry to children and youth as the chaplain at Saint Anne's School in Middletown and, until recently, on the summer camp staff of Camp Arrowhead in Lewes. She graduated with a B.A. from the University of the South, Sewanee, TN and an M.Ed. from the College of William and Mary. She enjoys sharing her enthusiasm for ministry with children and will gladly tell you all she knows about the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and Godly Play (popular methods in The Episcopal Church for sharing the Gospel with children).