The Reverend Michael Anderson Bullock has been called to St. Philip’s, Easthampton, Massachusetts, as Priest-in-Charge. Fr. Bullock will begin his public ministry with St. Philip’s on Sunday, July 12, 2015.
A priest for 36 years and serving in six dioceses, Fr. Bullock entered the Episcopal Church through Confirmation the week before he graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in 1972, receiving an AB in American Studies. After a year of secular employment, Fr. Bullock attended Yale/Berkeley Divinity School in New Haven, Connecticut, graduating in 1976.
His first post-seminary position was as a member of the Kent School Faculty, Kent, Connecticut, where he taught in the Theology Department, served as a school chaplain, coached three sports, and was an assistant dormitory master for 67 boys. Ordained deacon and priest while at Kent School, Fr. Bullock was also married there in the school chapel to Beverly Lyman in 1979.
In 1981, Fr. Bullock and Bev moved with their one-year-old daughter to Dedham, Massachusetts, where he was the Associate Rector of St. Paul’s, Dedham, during which time they had a son. In 1986, he accepted the call to be Rector of Christ Church, Manlius, New York, serving thirteen years in that ministry and where the Bullocks had a third child, a daughter.
In 1999, Fr. Bullock was called to be Rector of St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields, Columbia. In 2008, the Bishop of the Diocese called him to be his Canon to the Ordinary (executive officer), in which position Fr. Bullock served until 2012, when he accepted the call to be the Rector of the Church of the Advent, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.
In semi-retirement now, Bev and Michael moved to Western Massachusetts in 2014, where being grandparents and parents of grown children point the way forward in this stage of life. Living in Amherst, Bev and Michael enjoy gardening and learning from their two German Shepherds.