The Rev. Shelley D. McDade

The Rev. Shelley D. McDade began her ministry as Priest-in-Charge at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Park Slope, on January 10, 2015.
Her arrival to Brooklyn and the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island follows four and one half years of service at The Church of the Ascension, Manhattan, in the Diocese of New York.

In addition to her experience in parish ministry, Mother Shelley spent 24 years working in the corporate world managing regional marketing and advertising programs for clients such as Exxon Mobil, McDonalds and Pepsico in North America and the Pacific. Mother Shelley earned her Masters of Divinity in 2010 from The General Theological Seminary.

Mother Shelley grew up in Delaware and attended the School of Radio/Television at Ashland College in Ashland, Ohio. She has three sisters living south along the East coast.
When love is the way, we will let justice roll down like a mighty stream and righteousness like an ever-flowing brook.
When love is the way, poverty will become history.
When love is the way, the earth will be a sanctuary.
When love is the way, we will lay down our swords and shields, down by the riverside, to study war no more.
- The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop &Primate of The Episcopal Church