The Rev. Richard Anderson Maxwell
We welcome Fr. Richard "Max" Maxwell to St. Timothy's on January 18, 2015.
The Rev. Richard Anderson Maxwell earned his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and received his M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary in New York City. In 1998 he received an S.T.M. from General Theological Seminary. Before accepting the call to become the rector of Grace, Hartford in 2004, he was the assistant minister at the Church of the Incarnation in Manhattan where he partnered with the rector in all areas of parish work. Before serving at Incarnation he was a postulant and novice at Holy Cross Monastery, the motherhouse of the Order of the Holy Cross an Anglican Benedictine community, in West Park, NY. While at the monastery he served as a spiritual director and retreat leader.
Born and raised in Michigan, Fr. Maxwell (known as Max) landed in New York City after his college years to attempt a career in the theater. This eventually led to a career as a fundraiser at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum, and as a foundation officer at the Dana Foundation, before he heeded his call to the priesthood. Max has done extensive volunteer work with people with AIDS, and has served as a reading tutor for second grade students for several years. He is also a founding board member and past president of the board of Stephan Koplowitz and Company, an award winning, internationally produced contemporary dance company.
Max arrives in Fairfield with Paul Kline, his spouse of fifteen years, their cat, Lyndon, and their dogs Cosmo and Giles.
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