Geoffrey Hoare Bio
Geoffrey Michael St. John Hoare is the Rector of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. In this role, he serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the parish, responsible for all aspects of this worshipping community.
Geoffrey has deep experience in parish ministry, having served for eighteen years as the Rector of All Saints Episcopal Church in Atlanta and for more than ten years as the Rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Alexandria, Virginia. He started his ministry as Deacon and Priest at Christ Church in Raleigh, North Carolina
Geoffrey is devoted to broad engagement with the community, both locally and globally. He has participated in many of the social justice offerings at St. Alban’s most notably leading the youth of the parish into relationship with the homeless in the nation’s capital and with those in impoverished Appalachia. He serves on the advisory board for Sojourners capital campaign.
Geoffrey is active in the wider church, inviting leading thinkers in the church to our parish to discuss key issues, including Tracy Lind, former Dean of the Cathedral in Cleveland, to talk about issues around aging and dementia, Miraslav Wolf, a theologian and member of the faculty at Yale Divinity School, to discuss Reconciliation in a Time of Conflict and in the fall of 2018, former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, to lead a discussion on Christian Believing and Discipleship. He serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Yale Divinity School, The Advisory Board for the Anglican Studies Program at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University and has been a longtime board member of the Berkley Divinity School at Yale. He has formerly taught Preaching and Parish Ministry at both the Virginia Theological Seminary and at Candler. He will represent St. Alban’s at the Compass Rose Society of the Anglican Communion meeting in London.
A native of the United Kingdom, Geoffrey is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a Morehead Scholar. He read theology at Magdalene College, Cambridge and has a Masters of Sacred Theology from the Yale Divinity School. He lives in Washington, DC with his wife Sage and their children Ruthie and Allyson. Two older children, Alexander and Joanna are in Washington and Boston, respectively. He enjoys cooking and golf, music and reading.