Charles A. Cesaretti is a native of New Jersey. He was graduated from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ and attended the Episcopal Church’s seminary in Philadelphia. He was ordained priest in 1965 and served parishes in New Jersey before post-graduate studies at Princeton Theological Seminary, where he earned a master’s degree in theology. He has a certificate in Pastoral Counseling from Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ. Until recently, Father Cesaretti was interim rector of St. Paul’s, Montrose. He lives in New Milford, PA.


In 1976 he was invited to the national staff of the Episcopal Church, serving in positions of domestic and international policy and diplomacy. His appointment as assistant to the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church as envoy to oversee the international church and governmental relations of the Episcopal Church took him to assignments in Central America, East and South Africa, the Middle East, and Northern Ireland. He was seconded to the staff of the Archbishop of Canterbury to assist with release of religious hostages in the Lebanon and the Middle East.


In 1990 Fr. Cesaretti became the assistant to the Rector of Trinity Church, Wall Street, where he was engaged in the research and development of parish outreach and mission.


He is a fellow of the College of Preachers, and a member of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). He was adjunct faculty at Widner University, Philadelphia. Cesaretti was chair of the board of the Kirkridge Study and Retreat Center in Stroudsburg, a member, and Vice-Chair of the Binghamton Philharmonic, and currently a member and Vice-Chair of the Tri-Cities Opera. He is the editor of four books, and author of numerous articles and reviews.