St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Eugene, Oregon

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.”

Deacon to the Parish, the Reverend Mike Watkins

Mike retired from the computer industry shortly after completing his certificate in Spiritual Direction. During that formation the call to ordained clergy was realized. His deacon formation took place in the Diocese of Oklahoma.

He and his wife Lauri (also a deacon) realized a long held dream and moved to Oregon in the summer of 2019.

Staff

J.B. Hoover, Parish Administrator
Keri Davis, Director of Music