Our Rector

The Reverend Brian G. Rallison

The Reverend Brian G. Rallison is originally from the Episcopal Diocese of Utah. Father Brian graduated with his Master in Divinity from the  Church Divinity School in the Pacific in Berkeley, California. He has a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies with an emphasis in Ethnic Minority Studies and Anger Reduction and Forgiveness from the  University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. Brian has also studied extensively in the disciplines of corporate business, credit, and finance.

Before attending seminary, Brian was the Chief Administrate Officer and Vice President of a nationwide mortgage banking company that is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Father Brian was ordained to the diaconate (transitional) on the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple, February 2, 2019, and God willing and God’s people consenting, Father Brian was ordained to the Holy Order of Priests on the Commemoration of Thecla, apostle, and proto-martyr among woman; Monday, September 23, 2019, at Holy Innocents St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Tacony, Philadelphia, PA.

Father Brian’s education, formation, professional, family, and life experiences are assisting, adding, benefiting, developing, and expanding the ministries of Grace Episcopal Church and the Incarnation & Holy Innocents St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Father Brian’s ministry is committed to have each of us live into the covenants we made at our baptisms. He is also a Certified Prepare-Enrich Facilitator.

Father Brian is a concerned pastor.  He is dedicated to the Christian formation of persons of all ages.  His ministry is focused on the sacraments of the Church.  Last but not least, he is a fun, powerful, and engaging preacher. He brings relevant messages to the people of the Port Richmond, Bridesburg, and Tacony neighborhoods of Philadelphia.  He is a person who loves to hear stories of how God is moving in people’s lives. Father Brian is passionate about helping people come to a deeper understanding of God’s love for all individuals.  With Father Brian, our ministries are promoting God’s dreams of a loving, liberating, and life-giving world!