The Rev. Brandt L. Montgomery currently serves as the Associate Rector of the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Lafayette, Louisiana, having recently served for three years as Chaplain of Ascension Episcopal School, its parochial day school. Prior to this appointment, from 2012-2014, he served as the curate at Canterbury Episcopal Chapel and Student Center at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, his first appointment following his ordination by the Bishop of Alabama.
Fr. Montgomery received a BA in Music, specializing in trumpet performance, from the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, Alabama in 2007. In 2012, he completed his MDiv (cum laude) from the General Theological Seminary in New York City, for which he wrote the thesis Time’s Prisoner: The Right Reverend Charles Colcock Jones Carpenter and the Civil Rights Movement in the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama. He is currently studying for a DMin at the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee.
Fr. Montgomery’s scholarly interests lie in the areas of American religious history, Episcopal Church history, the Oxford Movement and Anglo-Catholicism, the Civil Rights Movement, and practical theology. As a musician, his interest lies in 1930s-1950s instrumental jazz.