The Rev. Dr. Brandt Montgomery began his ministry as the Vicar of St. Mark’s Church on May 14, 2023. He has also been serving as the Chaplain of Saint James School in Hagerstown, Maryland since August 1, 2019. Before St. Mark’s Church and Saint James School, Father Montgomery served at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Lafayette, Louisiana as Chaplain of Ascension Episcopal School from 2014-2017, then as Associate Rector and All-School Chaplain from 2017-2019. He began his ordained ministry as the Curate at Canterbury Episcopal Chapel and Student Center at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa from 2012-2014.
Fr. Montgomery received a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, Alabama in 2007. He received the Master of Divinity (cum laude) in 2012 from The General Theological Seminary in New York City, for which he wrote the thesis Time’s Prisoner: The Right Reverend Charles Colcock Jones Carpenter and the Civil Rights Movement in the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama. In 2021, Fr. Montgomery received the Doctor of Ministry degree from the School of Theology at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, his thesis titled The Development of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Saint James School of Maryland.

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