Father Tim Clayton
A rector is a priest in charge of a self-supporting parish. The word is derived from the Latin meaning “to rule.”
Fr Tim grew up in North Carolina. He went to UNC Chapel Hill, taught English in Budapest, and then graduated with high honors from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He worked at the Falls Church in northern Virginia, working with young adults and international mission partners. He and his wife, Cheryl, have founded two projects: one an ecumenical community in Maine focused on the intersection of Christian faith with care for the creation and for the poor, and the other a new Anglican church in North Carolina.
He has led mission or spiritual pilgrimage trips in more than a dozen countries on five continents. His hobbies include kayaking and cross-country skiing. He and his wife, Cheryl live in Beverly Farms with their three children and their Bernese Mountain Dog.