Father C. John Thompson-Quartey


Father John joined the St. Mary’s family in August of 2005. Before that, he served as Associate Rector for Youth and Family Ministries at Christ Church in Ridgewood, NJ from 1997 until 1999, and as Chaplain for Pastoral Care and Director of the Community Outreach Program at St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire from 1999 until 2005.

Father John earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Rutgers University in Newark, NJ and Master of Divinity from the General Theological Seminary, New York City. In the diocese of New Jersey, Father John serves as the co-chair of the Anti-Racism Committee, the Standing Committee, and on the Stewardship Committee. In the wider Church, he serves on the Alumni/ae Executive Committee of the General Theological Seminary as the Province II representative. In our community, her serves on the board of Directors of the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Ocean County, NJ (Family Promise); and on the board of Directors of the Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey. He is married to Jerlyn (Jeri) Thompson-Quartey, and they have three daughters: Chauncey, Chyanne and Cheyne.

He loves listening to classical music and Jazz.



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