Rev. Peter Thompson, preacher

Tuesday, July 2 | 5pm Choral Evensong

The Reverend Peter Thompson first joined St. Paul’s as Seminarian in August 2013, while a student at Yale Divinity School. Peter was ordained to the priesthood at St. Paul’s on Ascension Day 2015 and became Assistant Rector in June 2015. In that role, he assists the Rector in all areas of parish life. Peter grew up in the Washington, DC area, where he was a chorister and acolyte at Washington National Cathedral. He received his undergraduate degree in psychology and religion from Columbia University and spent his junior year at the University of Cambridge in England focusing on theology and religious studies. As an undergraduate, Peter held different positions in a variety of church and ministry settings, including the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York, NY, the Church of the Epiphany in Washington, DC, the Duke Youth Academy for Christian Formation in Durham, NC, and the Church of St. Mary the Virgin in New York, NY. Immediately following college, Peter enrolled at Yale, where he was a student not only in the ecumenical divinity school but also in Berkeley Divinity School, the Episcopal seminary in residence there, and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, an interdisciplinary graduate center for the study of sacred music, worship and the arts.  In 2015, Peter received the Thomas Philips Memorial Award for “exceptional achievement and further promise in the study and practice of Anglican liturgy” from Berkeley Divinity School and the Aidan Kavanagh Achievement Prize for “distinguished intellectual achievement at Yale University” from the Yale Institute of Sacred Music.

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