The Reverend Charles Connelly, Rector and Chairman of the Vestry

Fr. Connelly did his undergraduate work at the University of North Carolina and then earned an MBA at the Columbia Business School. After an eighteen-year career with Owens-Illinois, he spent fifteen years engaged in various entrepreneurial endeavors. As a layman he was involved in a wide variety of ministries in several Episcopal churches including serving as a Vestryman and Senior Warden of St. John’s Church and as a Trustee of St. John’s School. Fr. Connelly was graduated from The General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church with a Master’s Degree in Divinity and returned to St. John’s after being ordained by Bishop Smith in 2007.