About Me

The Rev. Noah Van Niel

I am an Episcopal priest currently serving at the Episcopal Parish of St. John the Evangelist in lovely Hingham, Massachusetts. I grew up in Newton, MA and went to Harvard college. WhThe Vicarile I was there, I majored in English with a citation in Italian language and played Fullback for the Harvard Crimson Football team. After graduation I went and pursued a career as an opera singer (always a passion of mine) in Philadelphia, at the Academy of Vocal Arts. During that time I felt a call to ordained ministry and following that led me back to Harvard to get my Masters of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School.

During my time in seminary, I served at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Newton, MA (where I had been raised in the faith) and St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Cambridge and Christ Church in the City of Boston (Old North). I have also worked at Church of the Holy Trinity in Philadelphia, PA and served as a leader of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts anti-violence campaign, B-PEACE.

Along for all of these twists and turns was my beloved wife Melinda and coming along for all the twists and turns in the future is our son Vincent.

Please email me at thevicarsview@gmail.com if you have any questions or comments about the blog.