The Rev. David Foster Sellery, Class of 1992, has been called as priest-in-charge of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Salisbury, Connecticut effective August 1, 2014. Sellery previously served as Curate at Saint Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, New York, from 1994 to 1999. During that time he also served as Chaplain to St. Thomas Choir School, the world-renowned choir of boy choristers. From there he served as priest-in-charge at Saint Bartholomew's in White Plains, New York and recently as rector at St. Peter's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church on Long Island. One of Sellery’s core ministry programs while at St. Peters by-the-Sea was the establishment of an area Faith and Light ministry (an International interfaith ministry) to serve the spiritual, social and recreational needs of people and their families coping with developmental disabilities.
Born in Norwood, Massachusetts, he was educated in public schools in Darien, Connecticut, Malvern, Pennsylvania, and Woodland Hills, California. He majored in English Literature and received his B.A. from the University of Connecticut in 1989 before attending General. He received Certificates in Appreciative Transitional Ministry and in Appreciative Coaching via The Clergy Leadership Institute in 2014. He is also a weekly contributor to Speaking the Soul on the The Episcopal Café. Sellery is married to Jane Muir Sellery, and they have two children, Robert and William.