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The Reverend Dr. Rudolph Anthony

The Reverend Dr. Rudolph Anthony was born and raised in the Central American country of Belize. After high school he attended Belize Teachers’ College (BTC) and the University of the West Indies (UWI) under a dual enrollment program for two years followed by a one year internship program. His thirst for learning didn’t stop there, as he currently holds a diploma in Primary Education from Belize Teachers’ College, a college certificate in Primary Education from the University of the West Indies, a diploma in Theology from George Mercer School of Theology, a Bachelors of Science degree in Education from SUNY Empire State College, a masters degree in Public Administration from Orlando College, a

masters degree in Mathematics from New York University and a doctorate in Ministry from New York Theological Seminary.

Fr. Anthony started his career as an educator. He taught and was principal in the Anglican primary schools in Belize. In 1981, he immigrated to the United States and began teaching within the Lutheran school system in Brooklyn, New York. He was later promoted to assistant principal. In 1986, he enlisted in the US Army where he served for 4 years. In 1990, he continued to teach in the NYC public school system. A year later he relocated to Orlando, Florida and worked under the Orange County government as a resident coordinator with abused children and he also was a counselor and life skills specialist for inmates.

In 1994, he returned to New York City as a public school mathematics teacher. He later went home to Belize and became principal of the country's largest government High School in Belmopan, the capital of Belize. During his time in Belize he furthered his work with the government as deputy chief inspector of schools, general manager of all government schools, and secretary general of UNESCO. He was the first and only Belizean to serve on UNESCO‘s Executive Board. In addition, he was a mathematics professor at the University of Belize from 1999-2002 and 2009-2011. He has also served on the board of several primary schools and high schools and was the chair of one of the high school boards and the deputy chair of the Belize Port Authority. 

He was ordained as deacon on April 21, 2002 and later as priest on May 4, 2003. As a priest in Belize, he worked nonstop with the Anglican diocese of Belize as the Priest-In-Charge of the cathedral, Priest-In-Charge of five mission churches, and chaplain of Belize Central Prison. As a priest, he also did ministry in the Diocese of New York for three years and most recently as rector of Saint Augustine‘s Anglican church in the city of Saint John's Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada for six years. He was called as the Priest-In-Charge, here at Grace Episcopal Church, in May 2023.

Father Rudolph Anthony on the Grace Episcopal Church Altar
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