The Rev. Dr. Matthew P. Cadwell, Rector

Michael Salvatore, Director of Music

About Us

Clergy, Staff, and Lay Leadership

Rector: The Rev. Matthew P. Cadwell, Ph.D.

The Rev. Dr. Matthew P. Cadwell is the 20th Rector in the history of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, having served since 2008. Born and raised in Minneapolis, he is a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College with a B.A. in Religion and Scandinavian Studies. He earned the M.Div. from the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass. Following seminary, he held ministry positions at the Lutheran-Episcopal Ministry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Church of the Good Shepherd in Acton, and Episcopal City Mission. He was ordained in the Diocese of Massachusetts, first to the diaconate by Bishop Thomas Shaw, SSJE and to the priesthood by Bishop Gayle Harris.

In 2013 Matthew earned his Ph.D. at St. Michael's College in the the University of Toronto and the Toronto School of Theology, specializing in Anglican history and theology. He received several doctoral fellowships from Trinity College in the University of Toronto and the Diocese of Toronto's Archbishop George & Eileen Carey Scholarship in Anglican Studies. He continues as a Lecturer in Trinity College's Faculty of Divinity, teaching Anglican theology. His blog, The Vicar of Wakefield, explores issues in theology and ministry and features sermons delivered at Emmanuel. Prior to accepting Emmanuel's call, he was as an associate priest in several parishes in the Anglican Church of Canada, most recently Christ Church Deer Park, Toronto. 

As Emmanuel's Rector, Matthew is the principal preacher and celebrant at Sunday services. He works with the lay leadership to oversee weekly worship, pastoral care, and Christian education. A particular focus of his ministry is Adult Christian Formation. He is active in the Diocese of Massachusetts, serving as an elected member of the Standing Committee and on the budget committee; as Co-President of the Alumni/ae Executive Committee of the Episcopal Divinity School; and with the Wakefield Interfaith Clergy Association. In addition to theology and ministry, Matthew is interested in Scandinavian culture and enjoys speaking Swedish.  

Director of Music:   Mr. Michael Salvatore

Michael Salvatore has been Director of Music at Emmanuel Church for over a decade, since January 2005. Under his direction Emmanuel's music program has grown considerably. He is a graduate of Hamilton College with a B.A. in American Studies and Music. He received the M.A. in Music Education from Boston University. In addition to serving as Emmanuel's Director of Music, he is Chair of the Art Department, Director of Choral Music, Music Coordinator and Instructor at the Fenn School, a private boys' prepatory school in Concord, Mass. 

Since 2007 Michael has been Associate Director of MagnificatBoston, a choir of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, which sings traditional choral evensong in parishes throughout the diocese. Prior to his appointment at Emmanuel, Michael was Director of Music at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Beverly, Mass. and St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church in Sudbury, Mass. 

As Emmanuel's Director of Music, Michael is the principal organist for Sunday worship services and special events, such as weddings and funerals. He directs the talented Emmanuel Parish Choir, consisting of 12-14 members (which rehearses weekly on Tuesday evenings and is always open to new members), as well as a Junior Choir, which rehearses seasonally. Michael is active in civic affairs in Wakefield, including service on the board of directors for the Colonel James Hartshorne House.  

Parish Secretary:  Mrs. Julie Delory

Julie Delory has been Parish Secretary at Emmanuel since September 2005. She is a graduate of Northeastern University with an A.S. in Accounting and a B.S. in Psychology. Prior to joining the staff at Emmanuel, Julie worked in the accounting field for Marshall's Corporate Offices in Andover and the Addison-Wesley Publishing Company in Reading. In addition to her duties at Emmanuel, she is the mother of four children and has been a Wakefield resident her whole life. 

Julie is in the church office Monday through Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Sept. through mid-June) and Tues., Thurs., & Fri., 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 noon (June through August). 

Sexton: Mr. Doug Lloyd

Sunday Nursey Care : Ms. Leeanne Wallace

Financial Secretary:  Ms. Mary Ann Nestor

Vestry Officers and Members

Eric Dannenberg, Senior Warden
Maureen Pollman, Junior Warden
Paul LaSpina, Treasurer
Margaret Gilligan, Clerk

Doug DeNatale

Elizabeth Downs

Sioban Haldeman

Beth Martin

Peter McCann

Jennifer Morrell

Nikki Nash-MacIsaac

Harold Regan

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Diocesan Convention Delegates

Roland Roehrich

Eric Dannenberg

Paul LaSpina, first alternate

Maureen Pollman, second alternate

Deanery Representatives

Wallie Cook

Sue Mitchell

Maureen Pollman

David Sullivan

Amy Walsh

Episcopal City Mission Representatives

Wendy Dennis

Lynn Peterson