The Rev. Dr. Matthew Cadwell
Matthew joined the Old North Church as Vicar in November 2020. Born and raised in Minnesota, he is a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College with a B.A. in Religion and Scandinavian Studies. He came to Massachusetts after college to attend the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, followed by doctoral studies in Anglican history, theology, and ecclesiology at the University of Toronto. He earned his Ph.D. from St. Michael's College in the University of Toronto. While a doctoral student, he served as a priest in the Anglican Church of Canada. For several years he taught courses in Anglican theology at Trinity College in Toronto. He has authored several historical and theological works and currently teaches theology for those preparing for ordination as deacons in our diocese. Prior to joining us at Old North, he served for 12 years as Rector of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Wakefield, Massachusetts. Like Old North's own history, Matthew's ancestry includes both Patriots and Loyalists during the American Revolution, followed by later waves of immigrants. In addition to theology and ministry, Matthew is interested in Scandinavian culture and enjoys speaking Swedish.
The Rev. Holly Hartman
The Rev. Holly Hartman began serving a three-year appointment as Deacon at Old North in January 2023. Ordained a Vocational Deacon in 2012, Holly is a graduate of Andover Newton Theological Seminary with a master’s degree in Christian Education. Her first career was as an occupational therapist with a degree from the University of New Hampshire. She previously served as Deacon at Christ Church, Needham; Grace Church, Everett; and Emmanuel Church, Wakefield. In addition to parish ministry, she has served on the diocesan staff as a Missioner for Global Partnerships. Her passion for ministry includes engaging/discerning/forming parishioners in mission, which she views as crossing boundaries to engage with people in another context, whether it be local or global. At Old North, Holly co-leads the Sacred Ground racial justice and reconciliation program. She partners with the vestry on identifying mission outreach opportunities and is leading monthly church school programing for children and youth. Holly lives in Needham with her husband Lester, a retired pediatrician. They have two adult daughters. They enjoy vacationing in Maine, especially at Higgins Beach in Scarborough, south of Portland.
Dr. Libor Dudas
Libor, a native of Croatia, began his musical studies in piano at the age of 8. At the age of 14, he gave his first organ recital in his hometown of Osijek, which led to performances in all the major cities of former Yugoslavia. A scholarship took him to Vienna, Austria, to study organ and church music where he performed, not only in Vienna and Innsbruck but also throughout Bavaria and Italy. At the age of 20, Dr. Dudas presented an organ recital in the Thomaskirche, Bach’s church in Leipzig, Germany. After receiving his Diploma with Distinction at the Hochschule für Music und darstellende Kunst in Vienna, Austria, he furthered his studies at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, and at the New England Conservatory of Music where he received a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Organ Performance.
Ms. Priscilla Burns
Priscilla is a cradle Episcopalian and 30+ year active member of Parish of the Epiphany, Winchester. Born in Tennessee and raised in Florida, she has called the Boston area home for many years and loves serving both Old North and St. John’s Episcopal Church, Charlestown as shared Adminstrator. She graduated from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Lynchburg, Virginia and earned an MBA from Northeastern University.