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The Rev. Dr. Dan Handschy

I earned a BA in Physics from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1980. I worked for several years for International Business Machines in Essex Junction, VT. In 1982, I matriculated in the MDiv program and Harvard Divinity School, graduation in 1985. In 1986, Bishop Robert Shaw Kerr ordained me to the diaconate in Vermont; he ordained me to the priesthood in 1987.

I served as assistant to the rector of All Saints', Attleboro, MA for five years, and then held two interim positions in the Diocese of Rhode Island. Church of the Advent called me as their rector in November of 1992, and I have been here ever since.

In 2004, I entered the PhD program in Historical Theology and Saint Louis Univeristy, and earned the degree in May of 2012. I serve as the Dean of the Episcopal School for Ministry, and teach a class or two as adjunct at Eden Theological Seminary in Webster Groves.

Ministry involvement

Besides parish ministry, which feeds my soul, I am interested in the formation of persons for the ministry of the church.  I am particularly interested in how the eucharist shapes persons as well as the church.

I place a priority on the church reaching out to make a difference in the world around it.  Advent participates in a network of parishes in our neighborhood to sponsor a ministry to the seniors in our community.  This ministry keeps the congregation vital.

I am on the board of Deaconess Faith Community Nurse Ministry, and served as board president during a period of transition and growth for the ministry.

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