Rev. Garvey holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Long Island University, and a Master of Divinity Degree from Andover Newton Theological School. Rev. Garvey has been an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ since 2001, and before coming to FCCWP he served churches in Vermont, Massachusetts and New Jersey. He is married to his wife Kathy, and they have two boys, Ryan and Cooper.
An avid musician, singer and songwriter, Rev. Garvey has led retreats, conferences, and acted as a consultant on Alternative Worship to local churches. He has composed original music for Annual Meeting Worship services as well as composed, arranged, produced and performed on 3 albums of original material.
He has performed with Livingston Taylor, Mary Fahl, Rick Elias, has opened for Marshall Crenshaw, and performed an annual John Denver Tribute concert with Denver’s former lead guitar player Steve Weisberg who played on 7 of Denver’s 9 platinum albums.