St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Eugene, Oregon

Diocesan Leadership


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 new rector, the 6th rector of St. Thomas is the Reverend Ann Gaillard.

Parish Leadership – Staff and Lay


Donna Hall, Secretary
Keri Davis, Director of Music


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



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


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


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


Finance Committee, Audit Committee, Counting
Guild, Endowment Committee


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