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Office:Episcopal Church of the Advent PO Box 261 Cape May, New Jersey, 08204 (609) 884-3065 or  

The Rev. Alan Leonard, Rector (609) 884-3065  

The Rev. Daniel Hall, Associate (609) 884-3065  

For: Carol Obligado, Organist and Choir Director, Kathe Christensen, Parish Administrator, and Michael Kirk, Sexton, contact the office at 609 884 3065 or .

Rev. Leonard, Pastor

The Rev. Alan Leonard has been rector of Church of the Advent since February, 2019. He is a life-long Episcopalian who loves the liturgy and the inclusive traditions of the Episcopal church. Alan’s passions include pastoral care and Bible study. He welcomes the opportunity to talk with people about their faith journey. Please invite him out for coffee, lunch, or dinner and share yours!

Fr. Alan is a graduate of the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, California. He also holds a master’s degree in counseling from Northern Illinois University. Prior to moving to Cape May, he spent 13 years serving St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Boiling Springs, South Carolina. He also spent six years as an army chaplain, including a 15-month tour in Baghdad. His military time prompted his involvement in veterans ministry; he is a member of the Cape May Veterans of Foreign Wars post and served the VFW post in South Carolina as their chaplain.

Alan and his wife, Brenda, have been married over 25 years. Brenda is a cellist and works as a freelance musician. They have two children. Tim and his wife, Judith, live in Hamburg, Germany with their infant daughter. Raquel lives in South Carolina. They also have two “extra” children of whom they are quite fond. Tracy and her family live in Washington State, where her husband is a youth pastor. Jack is a student at the University of Georgia in cello performance and fiber arts.