The Very Reverend Neal P. Longe began his ministry at St. Ann's on January 1, 2012. Prior to being called to serve at St. Anns, Father Neal was the associate priest at St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Colonie, NY. He also served a one year Deacon internship at Christ Church, Schenectady prior to his ordination as a priest. Fr. Neal was born and raised in Johnstown, NY not far from St. Ann's, and sponsored for ordination by St. John's, Johnstown. He is excited about this new era in his own life and the life of the parish.
In Novmeber 2013, Fr. Neal was appointed by Bishop Love to serve as the Dean of the Western Mohawk Deanery. In addition to these ministry responsibilites, Fr. Neal also serves as a Deputy Fire Coordinator - Chaplain to the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and as Chaplain to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.
Fr. Neal and his wife Lisa have been married for nine years and they have two children Maria (age 7) and Noah (age 5). Fr. Neal is also a Registered Nurse, and has worked for seven years as an Emergency Department RN. Fr. Neal holds a Diploma in Anglican Studies from Trinity School for Ministy and a Master of Arts Degree in Theology from St. Mary's Seminary and University. He also holds an Associates degree in Nursing from Fulton-Montgomery Community College, as well as a Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education and Psychology from the Crane School of Music College at Potsdam.