The Rev. Jeffrey Mello
Rector, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
A parish priest for over fourteen years, I currently serve as Rector of St. Paul’s in Brookline, MA. St. Paul’s is a joy-filled, thriving community seeking to follow Christ and live out our faith in meaningful ways for the sake of God’s dream for the world.
For ten years I was blessed to serve as Regional Dean, providing care and support to fifteen congregations and chaplaincies and their clergy. I am currently Co-Convenor of the Brookline Interfaith Clergy Association and a mentor in the diocesan program for newly ordained clergy.
Prior to St Paul’s, I served as the Assistant Rector at Christ Church Cambridge, overseeing youth and young adult ministry, and as adjunct faculty of Episcopal Divinity School.
Before ordination, I worked at Massachusetts General Hospital as a Clinical Social Worker in the Addiction Psychiatry Unit. I received my Master of Social Work from Simmons University following many years working with at-risk youth and young adults. I received my Master of Divinity from Episcopal Divinity School, with a concentration in Liturgics.
Born and raised in Cranston, RI, my home parish was the Church of the Transfiguration. I spent eighteen years at the Diocesan Camp and Conference Center; first as a camper and eventually as director of the day camp in downtown Providence.
My husband, Paul, and I met in 1992. Paul is the founder and Artistic Producing Director of SpeakEasy Stage Company, a professional theater company in Boston, and on the faculty of The Boston Conservatory at Berklee College of Music. We have a 21 year-old son who is a junior in college studying education.
I enjoy running, attending the theater, traveling with my family and taking Beginner Spanish classes. I am also well-known for my love of coffee and chocolate.