Our Team

Our Pastor

(The Rev.) Scott A. Ciosek

Scott is a priest of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts and is Rector of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Dartmouth, MA where he has served since July 2013. He simultaneously serves as Executive Director and founder of The Bridge: A Center for Hope and Healing, a 501(c)(3) non-profit counseling and behavioral health center located on the campus of St. Peter's Episcopal Church. Since January 2020, Scott serves as the Episcopal Chaplain of UMass Dartmouth in the Center of Religious and Spiritual Life.

A native of Somerset, Scott was a member of St. John of God Parish in Somerset and is a 1993 graduate of UMass Dartmouth. He then received a Bachelor of Philosophy degree in 1996 and then completed his theological training by earning a Master of Divinity degree in 2000, both from St. John's Seminary in Brighton, MA.

Originally ordained on June 3, 2000 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 a priest in the Episcopal Church by the late Bishop M. Thomas Shaw, SSJE of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts. Scott has also served as 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 currently serves the diocese as Dean of the Mt. Hope-Buzzards Bay Deanery of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts and lives in Dighton, MA with his wife, Elizabeth, and their three children.

In a parish setting, Scott is energized by parish growth, contemporary liturgical music and spirit-filled liturgy, community outreach, making new disciples and revisioning and reimagining new models of church that are relevant to the contemporary world.