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Fr. Zelley, Fr. Ed or Ed as he’s known around here, began as Rector here at St. Luke’s on August 1, 2015. Ed is no stranger to St. Luke’s or Metuchen. He was baptized, confirmed, married and sponsored for ordination at St. Luke’s.
He graduated from the Metuchen public school system in 1984 having attend Campbell School from K-5, Franklin Middle School 6-8, and Metuchen High School 9-12. While at MHS, he was a member of the Marching Band, the Soccer Team, the Wrestling Team and was active in the Theater program. Ed is also an Eagle Scout as a member of Troop 74.
Ed graduated from Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa in 1988 with a BA in History. He spent a year as an Admissions Counselor for Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY. While there he met his wife Gail.
Ed and Gail were married in 1990 and went off to seminary together. Ed graduated from the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, MA with an MDIv. Upon graduation Ed was called to be the Curate of Grace Church in Haddonfield in NJ. For the last 19 years he has served as Rector of Holy Trinity Church in Wenonah, NJ.
Outside of his church ministry, Ed is a member of the Lions Club and has served as a Cub Scout master and youth sports coach.
Ed and Gail have two grown sons Michael and Peter. Michael is currently serving in the Navy and is married to Asharra. Peter is currently pursuing a vocation as a firefighter in Prince George’s County Maryland.
In his free time Ed enjoys reading, watching baseball, high school wrestling and working out at the gym.
Rector - Fr. Edmund W. Zelley
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Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
I hope you will find on our website all the information you might need to learn more about the many offerings to deepen your faith that we have here.
St. Luke’s strives to be an open and affirming parish to all God’s people, regardless of race, gender, age, sexual orientation or political affiliation. We seek to serve Christ in others, loving our neighbors as ourselves.
I hope you will consider joining us for worship at one of our 3 services Saturday 5:30 pm and Sunday at 8 and 10 am.
If you’d like to learn more about the Christian faith, the Episcopal Church or St. Luke’s specifically I would welcome the opportunity to speak with you. Please feel free to email me at the link on this page.
May God bless you as you “church shop.”
Yours in Christ,
Fr. Ed Zelley+
17 Oak Avenue
Metuchen, NJ 08840
732 . 548 . 4308