THE REVEREND DAVID F. SELLERY is the Priest-in-Charge at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Salisbury, Connecticut.

Fr. Sellery has used film and television to good effect, and was the recipient of the
Cine Golden Eagle Award, the Communicator Award of Excellence, and the Bronze Telly
for his role as Executive Producer for Gate of Heaven and The Chance of a
Lifetime, which aired on PBS.

In addition to significant parish work, David served as the Director of Institutional Advancement for two of New York’s premier not-for-profit organizations, focusing in the areas of community development and healthcase. While working in the areas of portfolio and investment management, David continued his active ministry while serving as visiting clergy to parishes in Connecticut, New York, and on Long Island. He later returned to full-time parish work where he brought enhanced administrative, communications, and stewardship skills to his vocation and work.

Born in Norwood, Massachusetts, David was educated in public schools in Daren, Connecticut, Malvern, Pennsylvania, and Woodland Hills, California. He majored in English Literature and received his B.A. from the University of Connecticut (1989); Masters of Divinity from the General Theological Seminary in New York (1992); Certificate in Appreciative Transitional Ministry (2013) and is working towards a Certificate in Appreciative Coaching via the Clergy Leadership Institute.