The Rev Craig D Townsend


I am Vicar at St. James' Church in Manhattan, which more or less translates to being the senior associate - in my case, with particular responsibility for adult education. I am also the Coordinator of the Lilly Program, a grant-supported program for the intentional mentoring of newly-ordained clergy.

I received my Ph.D. in the Study of Religion from Harvard University; my field is American Religious History. My dissertation was re-written and published as Faith in Their Own Color: Black Episcopalians in Antebellum New York City (Columbia University Press, 2005).

I live in Brooklyn.

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