Sean Patrick Coady
Sean Patrick serves as a Pastoral Resident at Village Church. He grew up in Hanover, Massachusetts but left the Bay State in 2005 to study International Business, Marketing, and Management as an undergraduate at Villanova University, outside of Philadelphia. After graduating from Villanova, Sean Patrick joined the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and helped resettle refugees for one year in Phoenix. With his eyes fixed on the West, Sean Patrick then moved out to Los Angeles, where he became the Administrator for a faith-based social justice advocacy nonprofit called Progressive Christians Uniting. His work there centered around advocating for LGBTQ rights, combating the mass incarceration epidemic, and organizing action against climate change, and over time he became the Associate Director.
Sean Patrick’s interests in theology and ministry eventually led him to trek back across the country to attend seminary at Yale Divinity School. During his time there, Sean Patrick became a Covenant Partner with Andover Newton Theological School, actively participating in their weekly Emmaus gatherings. He completed his CPE at Yale-New Haven Hospital and for his field education, taught sixth grade religion at Saint Martin de Porres Academy, a faith-based middle school for low-income students.
After thirteen years of residing in other states, Sean Patrick is delighted to be living in his home state again. Sean Patrick is married to Steven Belnavis, and although he comes from New York, Steven has always held a fondness for Massachusetts and is happy to reside here. Together Sean Patrick and Steven love to explore and savor God’s creation through travelling, hiking, camping, cooking, and eating. Their most recent adventure led them to live in southwest Germany for seven months.