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Matthew F. Reese
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Matthew F. Reese is a Deacon and Candidate for the Priesthood in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, sponsored by Grace & St Peter’s. He is currently completing his M.Div. at Yale Divinity School where he is resident at Berkeley Divinity School (the Episcopal seminary at Yale). He also continues to teach at the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, where he has been on faculty since 2018. Matthew joined the choir and congregation at Grace & St Peter’s in 2019, and is blessed to have been confirmed at, and sponsored for ordination by, this parish!

Brian McCarthy

Brian McCarthy is a Postulant for Holy Orders from the Diocese of Upper South Carolina, currently pursuing a Master of Divinity degree at Virginia Theological Seminary.  He discerned a call to ordained ministry as an Army chaplain over the course of ten years of active service, first as an enlisted soldier and later as a commissioned officer.  Brian is also a musician and has served as organist in several parishes around the country.  He now lives in Washington, DC with his partner, Cody, dogs Rupert and Herbert, cat Sister Mary Clarence, and many plants.

Christian Angelo I. Ventura

Br. Christian Ventura, OP, is a Dominican Friar and a Postulant for the Vocational Diaconate in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, sponsored by Grace and St. Peter’s. He is currently an MSPH candidate at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a Research Fellow at the FDA. He lives in Fells Point with his bookworm partner Caleb and his tiny yorkie, Nico. 

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