The Rev. Rich Nelson

Rich is an Episcopal priest, writer, and spiritual director. He is currently working on a Master’s in Christian Formation at Virginia Theological Seminary. Rich’s teaching ministry centers around living a life built around the Great Commandment to love God with all our Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength. Over the last twenty years, Rich has served in both Episcopal and Lutheran (ELCA) congregations, as a chaplain at an Episcopal day school, and as the Episcopal chaplain to Texas A&M University. He also founded a successful nonprofit ministry in rural Texas to serve the needs of the most vulnerable in their area. Recently he co-founded Middleway Urban Monastery, a center for spirituality and prayer in the Diocese of Texas. Rich is an Associate Member of the Iona Community in Scotland and a member of Spiritual Directors International. You can learn more by visiting