St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Eugene, Oregon

Diocesan Leadership

Clergy

The Rt. Rev. Michael J. Hanley, Bishop of Oregon

Bishop Michael was born in 1954 and grew up in Oklahoma and in New York City. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1976 and an M.Div. from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois, in 1981. He also holds a D.Min. in Congregational Development from Seabury-Western (2005). Before being elected Bishop of Oregon, Michael served parishes in Oklahoma, Missouri, and, for nineteen years, Minnesota. He is known as a supportive mentor to people of all ages and stages of life, with a deep spiritual center. In a recent sabbatical he completed the 500-mile walking pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostella, Spain, with his daughter. In his spare time he has been a storyteller, performing for schools, churches, and other civic groups. He is married to Marla Martin Hanley, prior to their move to Oregon, an associate academic dean at St. Catherine University in the Twin Cities. Michael and Marla are the proud parents of two adult daughters.

Parish Leadership

Our Rector, the 6th Rector of St. Thomas, is the Reverend Ann Gaillard.

Ann, who grew up in Whittier, California and the San Francisco Bay Area, came to us from the Episcopal Church of St. Luke the Beloved Physician in Saranac Lake, New York, where she had served as rector since 2008. Prior to this, she was Associate Rector at Christ Church in Media, Pennsylvania.

A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Stanford University, Ann received her M. Div. from The General Theological Seminary in New York. Before entering the ministry she taught English at private academies in Texas, Connecticut and Illinois. Ann (as she prefers to be called) also served as English Department Head at the prestigious William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Ann describes herself as “a collaborative person by nature. I also firmly believe that all people of faith, lay and ordained, are called to do God’s mission.”

Parish Leadership – Staff and Lay

Staff

Donna Hall, Secretary
Keri Davis, Director of Music

Vestry

Paul Colvin, Senior Warden
Bill Janes, Junior Warden
Mary Adams
Laurinda Andrist
Dave Fredmonsky
Erika Hente
Diane Landon
Debbie Pezzoni
Judy Wilson
Tom Whitehead, Treasurer
Beverly Jackson, Clerk

St. Thomas Vestry Ministry Liaisons

Rector

Evangelism
Stewardship
Personnel

Senior Warden – Paul Colvin

Stewardship, Finance Committee, Preschool Board,
Endowment Board, Buildings & Grounds, Memorial Garden

Junior Warden – Bill Janes

Stewardship, Personnel Committee, Memorial Garden,
Buildings & Grounds

Communications

The Beacon, Newspaper Advertising, Church Directory,
Phone Tree, Computer/Web Design, Signage

Service to Others

Grassroots Garden, CCC, Outreach, Second Commandment
Ministry, Interfaith Shelter Week, Homeless Breakfast
at St. Mary’s

Education

Preschool Board (Chair), Monday Lunch Bunch
Men’s Saturday Morning Bible Study, EFM,
Book Club, Sunday School, Adult Forums

Finance

Finance Committee, Audit Committee, Counting
Guild, Endowment Committee

Hospitality

Newcomers, Ushers, Coffee Hour, Annual Meeting,
Stewardship Committee, Special Events (Funerals,
Weddings, Potlucks, etc.)

Music & Liturgy

Choir, Altar Guild, Lay Eucharist Ministers,
Lay Eucharist Visitors, Lectors, Acolytes