St. Mary's Church is presently transitioning from one Priest-in-Charge to another. Our newest member of the clergy will arrive and begin officiating liturgies on 10 July 2016. Stay tuned for more information.
The Rev. Brother Aelred Bernard Dean, BSG
Father Aelred was born in Peoria, Illinois. He attended Moody Bible Institute where he earned a diploma in theology, and then attended Colorado Christian University in Denver, CO to finish his Bachelors degree in theology. He holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from Valdosta State University in Valdosta, GA. He also holds a Masters Degree in Divinity from the School of Theology at the University of the South in Sewanee, TN.
Father Aelred has served at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Huntsville, AL where he was seminary in residence overseeing the program, Be The Change Alabama. He served the greater Cumberland plateau area as deacon at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Sherwood, TN and Christ Episcopal Church in Tracy City, TN.
Aelred and his spouse, Dr. James M. Elledge, are overjoyed to be part of the parish community of St. Mary's and the greater Middlesboro area.
Interim Choir Director & Organist
Edwin Langford was born in Harlan and grew up in Central Kentucky. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of the Cumberlands, and a Master of Music degree from the old Southern Seminary School of Music in Louisville. His areas of specialization were music history, organ, and choral music. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Kentucky State University, and has done graduate work in the fields of education and psychology.
Edwin's 35 years of service as a church choir director and organist included lengthy tenures at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Louisville and the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Frankfort. He has served on the Commission for Music and Liturgy for the Diocese of Lexington and is a long time member of the Lexington chapter of the American Guild of Organists.
Edwin and his wife Judy have relocated to Judy's family home near Pineville following their retirements from careers in government and education, and are delighted to be part of St. Mary's parish community.