Our Priest-In-Charge

Our Priest-in-Charge: The Rev. Dr. Mary Barber

The Rev. Dr. Mary Barber started at St Paul’s as half-time priest-in-charge in October 2021. She graduated from Episcopal Divinity School (EDS) at Union Theological Seminary in May 2021 and was ordained a priest in September 2021. During her time at EDS at Union, Rev. Mary was on the Union Chapel Team, planning and leading ecumenical and interfaith services four days a week for students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as serving as a seminary intern at St. Edward the Martyr in East Harlem and Christ Church in Poughkeepsie.

Before getting the call to ministry, Rev. Mary had a twenty year career as a psychiatrist, hospital administrator, and LGBTQ mental health advocate. She and her wife Alleyne Fraser, a surgeon, have lived in Newburgh for twenty years. They have two daughters, now in college and law school.

The Rev. Dr. Mary Barber
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
161 Mansion St.
Poughkeepsie NY 12601
845 452 8440