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The Rev. Dr. Matthew Cadwell

The Rev. Dr. Matthew Cadwell


Matthew was appointed Old North's seventh Vicar in 2020. Born and raised in Minnesota, he is a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College with a BA in Religion and Scandinavian Studies. He earned the MDiv at Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass. and continued postgraduate studies in Anglican history and theology at the Toronto School of Theology, receiving the PhD from the University of St. Michael's College in the University of Toronto. He began ordained ministry in parishes of the Anglican Church of Canada while a doctoral fellow and lecturer in the Faculty of Divinity at Trinity College, Toronto. He served 12 years as Rector of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Wakefield, Mass., with diocesan leadership positions on the Budget Committee, Standing Committee, and as Dean of the Mystic Valley Deanery. He serves now on Diocesan Council and its Executive Committee, and teaches theology in the diocese's deacon formation program. Like Old North's own history, Matthew's ancestry includes both Patriots and Loyalists during the American Revolution, followed by later waves of immigrants. He cherishes Old North's esteem as a national treasure and icon of American freedom, as well as our close relationship with the British and Commonwealth communities today. In addition to history and theology, Matthew enjoys watercolor painting, is interested in Scandinavian culture and speaks Swedish.

Rev. Holly Hartman

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

Director of Music

Libor, a native of Croatia, has served as Old North's Director of Music for over 25 years, appointed in 1998. He 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. In addition to his appointment at Old North Church, Dr. Dudas teaches harpsichord, organ, piano, and vocal studies at the Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge. He regularly performs across New England, New York, and in Europe, including a recent summer residency in Berlin, Germany.

Ms. Priscilla Burns

Parish Administrator

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. She loves serving both Old North and St. John’s Episcopal Church, Charlestown as shared Administrator, positions she has held since 2013. Priscilla graduated from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Lynchburg, Virginia and earned an MBA from Northeastern University.

2024 Vestry

Carol Ball, Sr. Warden |  Anne Sheetz, Jr. Warden
Christine Clements, Treasurer | Bruce Shaw, Clerk
Mary Beth Davis, Jim Elliott, Ellen Hume, April Lepere, Nyasha Toyloy, Wayne Webster

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