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Rev. Dr. Shane Scott-Hamblen, Interim Rector


The Rev. Dr. Shane Scott-Hamblen, Th.D., Class of 2015, is now serving as Interim Rector of St. Ambrose’s, Foster City, California. He most recently served as Canon Pastor Interim at The American Cathedral in Paris and Canon for Education in the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe. From 2014-2018, Scott-Hamblen was General’s Affiliate Professor of Church History, Sacred Music, Organist, and a Spiritual Director.

Before that, Scott-Hamblen served as a Resident Priest at Mount Calvary Monastery in Santa Barbara, California, and previously served as Rector of St. Mary-in-the-Highlands in Cold Spring, New York, from 2002 – 2018. He was Regional Dean of the Mid-Hudson Deanery from 2002-2005 and the Rector of Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Indianapolis before that.

First, a Benedictine Monk, Scott-Hamblen, was received into the Church of England where he served in the Parish of St. Peter, Diocese of Guildford, and the Parish of St. Mary and St. Peter, Diocese of London before transferring to the Episcopal Church USA. He earned his Bachelor of Sacred Theology and then did graduate studies at the Anglicum and Collegio Sant’Anselmo, Rome. He also earned an MA in Spirituality and Pontifical License with a minor in Anglican Studies at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas. He did his post ordination training in the Diocese of London at Oak Hill Theological College.

Scott-Hamblen has served on many New York Diocesan Committees, including chairing the Liturgical Commission from 2005-2009, the Budget & Finance Committee from 2004-2011, and the Resolutions Committee from 2003-2010. He was Chaplain to Volunteer Fire Company No.1, Cold Spring, NY, from 2002-2018.