The Rev. Asa Couslon, Priest in Charge
Father Asa joined Grace Church Nutley as priest in charge, Jan 2024. Prior to Grace Church Nutley he served as an Assistant Priest at Grace Church in Madison, NJ since the summer of 2019. His earlier ministry includes chaplain ministry at the Hospice and Community Care Inpatient Center and as a group grief counselor/facilitator at the Pathways Center for Grief and Loss, both in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania.
Father Asa earned his Master of Divinity degree with honors in 2016 from the Lancaster Theological Seminary. As part of his discernment for Holy Orders, he also completed a postgraduate program in Anglican Studies at the Bexley Seabury Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois, in 2018. Following seminary, he completed a two-year Clinical Pastoral Education internship and residency program at the Penn State College of Medicine and Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Father Asa is currently a doctoral student at Drew University in the writing and research phase; focusing his dissertation project on Spirituality and Sacraments. Prior to seminary, Father Asa worked as an executive with the May Department Stores Company (now MACY*S) in Saint Louis, Missouri, and then as the Regional Director of Sales and Stores for the United Methodist Publishing House in Nashville, Tennessee.
Father Asa is an Associate with the Anglican Monastic Order of the Holy Cross, a member of the Society of Catholic Priests, and the Society of Scholar Priests. He is drawn to experience, teach, and help others discover the joy of spiritual practices and formation. Father Asa is a soccer fan, cheering for the Philadelphia Union, to the dismay of the Red Bull’s fans in the parish. Father Asa has a 10 year old vizsla named Asher Dominic. Keep up with Asa and Asher on Twitter and Instagram by following @KingAsa (a college nickname). Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org