Noah van niel 2022


Email Fr. Noah (gro.sekultsdnatsirhc@leinnav.haon)

Fr. Noah graduated from Harvard College where he played fullback on the Crimson’s Ivy League champion football team and majored in English Literature. He received his Masters of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School. Before answering his call to ordained ministry, he trained and worked as an opera singer in Philadelphia.

Prior to coming to Christ & St. Luke’s, Fr. Noah served as the Associate Rector at the Chapel of the Cross in Chapel Hill, NC. Previously he served at St. John the Evangelist in Hingham, MA and has worked in various capacities at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Newton, MA (where he had been raised in the faith), St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Cambridge, MA, and Christ Church in the City of Boston (Old North). He also spent time on staff at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Philadelphia.

Writing is an important component of Noah’s ministry, and his work has appeared in such publications as The New York TimesBoston GlobePlough QuarterlyMere Orthodoxy, and The Living Church. His articles, preaching, and teaching can be found at

Fr. Noah is married to Melinda who is an accomplished singer and works as a healthcare consultant. They have two sons, Vincent and Arthur.

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