Saint Hilda's House

through the gates and into the city




The Rev’d Carlos de la Torre Program Director

Fr Carlos de la Torre serves as Saint Hilda's House Program Director. In this role, Fr Carlos oversees program recruitment, orientation and on-boarding, retreats, program placements, and community engagement across the city and the Episcopal Church in Connecticut. Additionally, Fr Carlos serves as Curate at Christ Church, New Haven, the home of Saint Hilda’s House. To learn more about Saint Hilda's House, please contact Fr Carlos at


The Rev’d Stephen Holton Parish Rector

Fr Stephen Holton is the XIII rector of Christ Church, New Haven, the parish home of Saint Hilda's House. His theological interests include the intersection of sacramental theology and service and Christian formation. Associated with the House since its founding, Fr Holton has served previously as House chaplain and Program Director for Saint Hilda's House. Immediately prior to returning to Christ Church, he was Associate Rector at Grace Church in New York and taught in Grace Church School. He serves on the boards of the Community Soup Kitchen in New Haven, Connecticut, and the Society for the Increase of Ministry.


Ms Judy Stone Director of Formation

Ms. Judy Stone has been providing group spiritual direction to St. Hilda's house through the Annand Program at Yale Divinity School for six years. She is an group mentor at the YDS/Berkeley Annand program, which provides group and individual spiritual mentoring to YDS students of all denominations. Ms. Stone is a graduate of Mary Baldwin College, majoring in Philosophy and Religion. She attended Yale Divinity School, graduating in 1970 with a three year MAR. In the course of a 37 year social work career working with children and families, she completed a Masters in Social Work at the University of Connecticut in 1993, majoring in casework and group work.

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Mr Patrick Keyser Chaplain

Mr. Patrick Keyser serves as the chaplain to Saint Hilda’s House. He is a third-year student at Berkeley Divinity School at Yale and a candidate for Holy Orders from the Diocese of Virginia. As chaplain, Patrick facilitates weekly house meetings and provides pastoral support and mentoring for corps members.

After graduating from the College of William and Mary in 2014, Patrick spent two years serving in an Episcopal Service Corps program in Richmond, VA, during which time he discerned a call to the priesthood. Given the impact his own experience with ESC had on his life, Patrick is passionate about Saint Hilda’s House because of the opportunities it gives corps members to grow and discern in Christian community.