Our Team

Our Pastor

(The Rev.) Scott A. Ciosek

Scott is a priest of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts and has served as Pastor of St. Peter's Episcopal Church since July 2013. Scott also serves as Executive Director and founder of The Bridge: A Center for Hope and Healing, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit counseling and wellness center located on the campus of St. Peter's in Dartmouth and also serves as Episcopal Chaplain of UMass Dartmouth.

Scott is a 1993 graduate of UMass Dartmouth and then received his Master of Divinity Degree in 2000 from St. John's Seminary in Brighton, MA. Originally ordained in the Roman Catholic tradition where he served as a priest for five years, Scott later received a Diploma of Anglican Studies from Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge and was received as an Episcopal priest by the late Bishop M. Thomas Shaw, SSJE. Scott also ministered for several years doing bereavement work for a local hospice and was an Adjunct Professor at Bristol Community College in Fall River where he taught a humanities course, “Coping with Life and Death” as well as Introduction to Philosophy. Scott lives in Dighton, MA with his wife, Liz, and their three children.

In a parish setting, Scott is energized by parish growth, spirit-filled and energized liturgy, disciple-making and seeking new ways of being “church” in the contemporary world.