• David Sellery has the gift of bringing scholarly God talk into range for the rest of us. I'm always curious to see what he'll write about next”

    Barbara crafton, Episcopal priest, spiritual director and author

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    Committed to a vocation that focuses on encountering God in the midst of everyday life, Fr. Sellery serves as an Episcopal priest who seeks to proclaim the good news of God in Christ in worship, pastoral care, education, stewardship, and congregational growth.

    Biographical Information: The Reverend David F. Sellery


    The Reverend David Sellery, Episcopal Priest, Author, and Coach. Fr. Sellery presently serves as Priest-in-Charge, St. John's Episcopal Church, in Salisbury, Connecticut. David has excelled at using new media to increase outreach beyond the Church doors via his website (davidsellery.org), blog posts, podcasts (Fr. Sellery Presents This Week’s Focus) and links to his Twitter (@FrSellery) and Facebook accounts. He has successfully opened the doors of St. John’s to the community, particularly to young people and families, through the “WiFi Café” program he hosts every week in the parish hall. As part of his community outreach mission, David actively serves as a first responder in the Salisbury Volunteer Ambulance Service.


    David is married to Jane Muir Sellery. Their two sons, Robert and William, are altar servers at St. John’s. Jane draws on her outstanding academic and professional background to serve the town of Cornwall as their Director of Social Services.


    In addition to extensive parish work, David served as the Director of Institutional Advancement for two of New York's premier not-for-profit organizations, focusing in the areas of community development and healthcare. While working in the areas of portfolio and investment management, David continued his active ministry serving as visiting clergy to parishes in Connecticut New York and on Long Island. His experience as a commuting executive informs his perspective in serving families in commuter communities. He later returned to full-time parish work to which he brought his enhanced administrative, communications and stewardship skills.


    Born in Norwood, MA, David was educated in public schools in Darien, CT, Malvern, PA, and Woodland Hills, CA. He majored in English Literature and received his B.A. from the University of Connecticut (1989); Masters of Divinity from The General Theological Seminary in New York (1992); Certificate in Appreciative Transitional Ministry (2013) and Certificate in Appreciative Coaching via The Clergy Leadership Institute (2015). David serves as a Director of Nazareth Friends, Inc. a family foundation that owns and operates four homes for people with developmental disabilities in Florida.



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