Rector (Pastor)

The Very Rev. Neal Longe

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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. Ann's, 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.

In November 2013, Fr. Neal was appointed by the Bishop to serve as the Dean of the Western Mohawk Deanery.  He also serves as a member of, and Secretary for, the Board of Trustees of the Diocese.  The Bishop has also appointed Fr. Neal to serve as a member of the advisory board for Christ the King Center in Greenwich and Priest-in-charge for St. Peter's by the Lake Summer Chapel in Old Forge. 

In addition to these ministry responsibilities, Fr. Neal also serves as a Deputy Fire Coordinator - Chaplain with the Montgomery County Fire Service and Office of Emergency Management, as well as Chaplain to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, Amsterdam Fire Department, Amsterdam Police Department, and the Capital District Fraternal Order of Police.

Fr. Neal and his wife Lisa have been married for sixteen years and they have two children Maria (age 15) and Noah (age 13).  Fr. Neal holds a Master of Arts Degree in Theology from St. Mary's Seminary and University in Baltimore, MD and a Diploma in Anglican Studies from Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, PA .  He also holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education and Psychology from the Crane School of Music College at Potsdam, as well as an Associates degree in Nursing from Fulton-Montgomery Community College at Johnstown, NY.  Fr. Neal is a Registered Nurse and has worked in the Emergency Department, the Intensive Care Unit, and Occupational Health.  He also enjoys training in Taekwon-Do and was promoted to third degree black belt (III Dan) in November 2019. 

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