John Thompson-Quartey

John Thompson-Quartey

Professor in the Practice of Church Leadership; Director of the Episcopal and Anglican Studies Program


MDiv, General Theological Seminary, 1997
BS, Rutgers University, 1993


The Rev. Canon John Thompson-Quartey has served as Canon for Ministry in the diocese of Atlanta since 2014. In this role, he initiated a plan for congregational vitality that culminated in the creation of the diocese’s College for Congregational Development. He has also worked to revitalize campus ministries and increase student participation, which has included the launch of three new campus ministries.

Prior to arriving in Atlanta, Thompson-Quartey served as rector of St. Mary’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, for nine years.

He is trained in adaptive leadership through the Clergy Leadership Project, which equips experienced clergy with skills for navigating leadership challenges in parish ministry. He has held numerous leadership positions and is the current vice president for social justice for the National Brotherhood of St. Andrew.

In the media

September 2, 2023

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church welcomes interim rector

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