Fr David Cobb, Executive Director
Fr David Cobb is the rector of Christ Church, New Haven, where he has served since 2003. He is a graduate of Seabury-Western Theological Seminary and was ordained to the diaconate and priesthood in the Diocese of Alabama, where he served as clergy in charge in Carlowville and as curate in Selma. He previously was rector of Old St. Paul’s in Baltimore, of St Christopher’s in Oak Park, IL, and curate at Church of our Saviour in Chicago. At present, he is working on a revision of the St. Augustine Prayer Book for the Order of the Holy Cross, is the Convener of the Society of Catholic Priests of the Episcopal Church, and on the board of the Society for the Increase of the Ministry (SIM). He is married to Ruth, the Director of Admissions and Alumni Relations at St. Thomas Choir School, New York, and they have three children.
Fr Robert Hendrickson, Program Director
Fr Robert Hendrickson is the program director of the St. Hilda's House young adult residential internship program and the Ascension House new clergy training program and curate at Christ Church New Haven. He is also the missioner for Ascension Church in the Hill/Iglesia de la Ascensión (a parochial mission parish of Christ Church). He received his Master's in Divinity from the General Theological Seminary in 2009 and was ordained to the priesthood in the Diocese of Connecticut in January 2011. He has also worked with the Ecumenical Office of the Episcopal Church and is a co-founder of the Society of Catholic Priests of the Episcopal Church. Previously, he studied at the University of Mississippi, Cornell University, and Beijing Foreign Studies University. He also worked as the Communications Manager for Brooks Brothers. He is married to Dr Karrie Cummings Hendrickson who is a professor in New Haven.
Nathan Beall, Seminarian Intern
Nathan Beall is pursuing his Master of Divinity at Berkley / Yale Divinity School having previously studied at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Hailing from the Episcopal Diocese of Washington (DC) with particular interests in intentional community and issues related to food justice, Nathan will be interning at Ascension House for the 2012-2013 academic year as he discerns his sense of vocation within the Church.