Fr. Maloney, Fr. Sean, or just plain Sean as most
people call him, was born in Gary, Indiana.
Yes, just like the one in the song! Sean graduated
from Indiana University, South Bend with a degree in
General Studies. Having given up on his childhood
dream of becoming a Jedi Knight or Chicago Bears'
linebacker, Sean felt the call to ordained ministry
early on in life. The road however, was winding and
long! Before leaving for seminary at the University
of the South (Sewanee) he worked at the Cathedral of
Saint James in South Bend, Indiana doing youth ministries.
Somehow in the midst of school and work he still managed
to fall in love and woo his lovely wife, Jessica. It was
after marrying Jess that he truly learned what it took to
be a student. He followed her down to Purdue University,
managing hotels, as she pursued her degree in Veterinary Medicine.
Upon Jess receiving her degree they turned the tables and she
worked while he finished up his degree and went to seminary.
In July 2008, Sean and Jess joined the community of St. Bartholomew's.
Sean started out as the Associate Rector for the first year.
Then in 2010 was called to be rector after serving as Interim.
Since arriving on this new planet of Texas, Sean has been eager
to try new things, from kayaking to wearing flip flops. The most
exciting thing in his life, however is his 4 year old son Desmond.
His joy and playfulness are infectious gifts that he shares
readily with Desmond and this community. Desmond Keeps them both
plenty busy with his ever changing energy and focus.
Sean is passionate about proclaiming the good news of what
God is doing in the world around us at all times. He is just as
likely to reference J.K Rowling and Tolkien as he is Paul and Timothy.
He believes humor and the ability to laugh at ourselves are characteristics
of God that the Church has long since forgotten were important and
strives to use both liberally. Finally, he just loves people.
Loves their stories, loves their gifts, loves their quirks, and
their charms because each of those is a window into a deeper
understanding of who God is.