Fr. Ben was called to be the Rector of St. Stephen’s in 2014. Preaching and teaching the love and grace of God for all is central to his ministry. Born and raised in Virginia, he graduated from Radford University in 2005 with degrees in Psychology and Religious Studies and received his Master of Divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary in 2010. He holds a Certification in Nonprofit Leadership & Management from the University of Notre Dame. In addition to being a Priest, Fr. Ben is loved by his wife, Adrianne, his daughter, Audrey Beth, and stepdaughter, Ravenne, as well as his English Mastiff, Pug, and six chickens. In his free time he is most likely to be found hanging out with his family or, when they let him, getting away to do Brazilian Jiu-jitsu at Culpeper Crossfit.