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We are excited to welcome Father Fred "Mac" Brown and his family to our church and community! 

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The Reverend Fred M Brown, Father Mac, became the Rector of St Bartholomew’s on November 12, 2024. He was ordained to the priesthood January 14, 2014 at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church on Lookout Mtn, Tn. Before being ordained, he served as a the Lay Chaplain and History and Religion Teacher of the Episcopal School of Knoxville, and was the Youth and Young Adult Minister at Grace Church Cathedral in Charleston SC. Father Mac has served parishes in Tennessee, New York City, New Hampshire, and on multiple Diocesan Councils and Committees. Prior to moving to North Carolina, Mac was the rector of St James Episcopal Church in Taos, NM.

Father Mac has particular passion for preaching, teaching, feeding ministries, racial reconciliation ministries, and inclusive ministries. He enjoys reading history and nonfiction and you will find him wandering Chatham County learning the stories of this parish. In his free time, he plays outside, hiking, hunting, fishing, and camping. Mac is also plays the string bass and guitar. Mac married the love of his life, Aloyse (aloe-ease) in 2012 in an Episcopal service in Vergenness, VT, presided over by the Rt Rev George D Young III, retired Bishop of East TN. They have two elementary school aged sons and two dogs.

You are warmly welcomed to contact our clergy. Please feel free to reach out to them with any questions or thoughts you may have.

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