Clergy & Staff

Rector:  The Rev. Matthew P. Cadwell, Ph.D.

Matthew is Emmanuel’s 20th Rector and has served in that role since 2008.  Born and raised in Minneapolis, he is a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College with a B.A. in Religion and Scandinavian Studies.  He earned the M.Div. from the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass.  Following seminary, he held ministry positions at the Lutheran-Episcopal Ministry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Church of the Good Shepherd in Acton, and Episcopal City Mission.  He was ordained in the Diocese of Massachusetts, first to the diaconate by Bishop Thomas Shaw, SSJE, and to the priesthood by Bishop Gayle Harris.


In 2013 Matthew earned his Ph.D. at St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto and the Toronto School of Theology, specializing in Anglican history and theology.  He received several doctoral fellowships from Trinity College in the University of Toronto and Diocese of Toronto’s Archbishop George and Eileen Carey Scholarship in Anglican Studies.  Matthew has been a Lecturer in Trinity College’s Faculty of Divinity, teaching Anglican theology.  His blog, The Vicar of Wakefield, explores issues in theology and ministry and features sermons delivered at Emmanuel. Prior to accepting Emmanuel’s call, he was an associate priest in several parishes in the Anglican Church of Canada.


As Emmanuel’s Rector, Matthew is the principal preacher and celebrant at Sunday services.  He works with the lay leadership to oversee weekly worship, pastoral care, and Christian education.  A particular focus of his ministry is adult Christian formation.  He is active in the Diocese of Massachusetts, serving as Dean of the Mystic Valley Deanery (13 parishes north of Boston) and as Vice President of the Standing Committee.  Since 2018 he has been a core faculty member teaching theology in the formation program for those training to be ordained as deacons in the Diocese of Massachusetts. In addition to theology and ministry, Matthew is interested in Scandinavian culture and enjoys speaking Swedish.

Our Rector of 12 years has accepted the call to serve as Vicar-in-Charge of the Old North Church in Boston. His final services at Emmanuel were held on Sunday, November 1--the Feast of All Saints. He officially concludes his time with us on November 15. Read a news article from the Wakefield Daily Item about Matthew's with us ministry here. Another article from the North End Waterfront is available here


We are pleased to announce that the Rev. Stephanie Chase Bradbury has accepted the Vestry's call to serve as Interim Priest. Her first service with us will be on November 29, the First Sunday of Advent. Please join us by Zoom to meet her.

Deacon: The Rev. Holly Hartman

The Rev. Holly Hartman was appointed by Bishop Gayle Harris to serve as Deacon at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Wakefield for a three-year term, beginning in September 2019. Ordained a Vocational Deacon in 2012, Holly is a graduate of Andover Newton Theological Seminary with a master’s degree in Christian Education, and had an earlier career as an occupational therapist with a degree from the University of New Hampshire. Holly previously served at Christ Church in Needham and Grace Church in Everett. In addition to parish ministry, she is a Missioner for Global Partnerships on the diocesan staff. Her passion for ministry includes forming parishioners for mission, which she views as crossing boundaries to engage with people in another context, whether it be local or global. In these relationships she has experienced God in a most profound way. 

At Emmanuel, Holly’s ministry includes working with lay leadership on the Mission Commission to deepen and expand outreach to the wider community, ministering with youth to deepen their understanding and engagement in mission opportunities, supporting the pastoral care team, participating in adult education offerings, and sharing with the Rector and lay leaders in Sunday morning worship. Holly is at Emmanuel approximately 10 hours per week.

Holly lives in Needham with her husband Lester, a pediatrician. They have two adult daughters. They also have a dog, Buttons, whom they cherish. They enjoy vacationing in Maine, especially at Higgins Beach in Scarborough, south of Portland.

Director of Music:  Michael Salvatore


Michael Salvaore has been Director of Music at Emmanuel Church for nearly 15 years, since January 2005.  Under his direction Emmanuel’s music program has grown considerably.  He is a graduate of Hamilton College with a B.A. in American Studies and Music.  He received the M.A. in Music Education from Boston University.  In addition to serving as Emmanuel’s Director of Music, he is Chair of the Art Department, Director of Choral Music, Music Coordinator, and Instructor at the Fenn School, a private boys’ preparatory school in Concord, Massachusetts.

Since 2007 Mike has been Associate Director of MagnificatBoston, a choir of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, which sings traditional choral evensong in parishes throughout the diocese.  Prior to his appointment at Emmanuel, Mike was Director of Music at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Beverly, Mass., and St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church in Sudbury, Mass.


As Emmanuel’s Director of Music, Mike is the principal organist for Sunday worship services and special events, such as weddings and funerals.  He directs the talented Emmanuel Parish Choir, a group of 12-14 members, which rehearses weekly on Tuesday evenings and is always open to new members).  Mike has organized and participated in many special concerts, services, and other events at Emmanuel and regionally.  He is active in civic affairs in Wakefield, including service as president of the board of directors of the Colonel James Hartshorne House.

Financial Secretary:  Mary Ann Nestor

Mary has served as Emmanuel’s financial secretary and bookkeeper since 2005. Prior to that, she was our parish secretary.

Sexton:  Doug Lloyd

Doug Lloyd has served as Emmanuel Church’s sexton since 2014. He was previously sexton at Grace Church in Newton. He and his wife are active Episcopalians, attending St. Paul’s Church in Malden.


Emmanuel Episcopal Church is a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming community dedicated to spiritual growth through worship and education for adults and children. 


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Wakefield, MA 01880


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