The Reverend Paul J. Hartt became the 23rd Rector of St. Peter's in 2004. Fr. Hartt attended New York University and earned a B. A. with a concentration in Philosophy. He received his M.A. from the "Great Books" program at the Graduate Institute of Saint John's College in Annapolis, Maryland. Fr. Hartt worked in admissions at NYU before attending seminary. While in NYC, he married his wife Jeffrey, and they have been married twenty years. After discerning a call to the priesthood, Fr. Hartt went on to receive a Master of Divinity degree from Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, and his son, Samuel, was born in New Haven. Fr. Hartt served as curate at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Mystic, Connecticut, and came to St. Peter's after serving six years as Rector of St. John's, Delhi, and Priest-in-Charge at St. Peter's, Hobart, N.Y. Father Hartt is the past-president of the Standing Committee of the Diocese of Albany.