The Rev. Neale Bennet was appointed the ninth President of Atlantic School of Theology (AST) effective July 1, 2015. A native of Halifax and a graduate of AST, Neale is a priest with a background in hospital chaplaincy, strategic organizational leadership, organizational learning, and leadership development. He has worshipped at St. Paul’s since the early 1990s and has been an Honorary Assistant for the past several years. St. Paul’s is Neale’s spiritual home. It was here that he first came to faith, and it was with the loving support of this parish that he discerned and pursued his call to the priesthood.