Father Neat is an Episcopal priest who was born and raised in Kentucky. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Kentucky University, Master of Administration of Justice, Wichita State University, and Master of Divinity degree from The General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church (NYC).
Father Neat has served over nineteen years as a clergy member of the Episcopal Church that includes seven-plus years as the incumbent rector of the Church of the Ascension, Frankfort, Kentucky. Prior to that he served as the rector of Christ Church, Chaptico, Maryland, which is in the Diocese of Washington; and as an associate rector at Saint James, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Prior to ordination, Fr. Neat served from 1975 to 1996 as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He commanded and led organizations both overseas and stateside. His advanced training includes the Army Force Development Officers Course, Army Command & General Staff College, Army Management Staff College, and the Congregational Development Institute in NYC.
Father Neat has a passion for helping congregations realize their full potential through a life that is grounded in worship, disciple formation, and that is active in spreading the Good News of Christ throughout the world.