Rector Search

Almighty God, giver of every good gift: Look graciously on your Church, and so guide the minds of those who will choose a rector for Saint Thomas, that we may receive a faithful pastor, who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Rev. Dr. Virginia Monroe joined St. Thomas as our Interim Rector in January 2022.

Calling Committee Chair: Brett Tomlin
Profile Committee: Liam Ayers, Sally Barnett, Donna Booth, Kathy Branick, Barbara Meyer, Dan Seaman, Susan Smith, Jim Teasdale, Julie Williams
Discernment Committee: Lois Adams, Kathleen Brewer, Kathie Clayton, Genie McCoy, Tom Perry, Carol Roy, Nancy Ward, Peter Wilson, Michell York

Holy Conversations

The first Holy Conversation was held on March 5, 2022 at the Parish Retreat at Camp McDowell.

Our second Holy Conversation was held on Thursday, March 24 in the Parish Hall with over 50 parishioners in attendance. The main topic of discussion was the most important characteristics of our new rector.

Our last Holy Conversation was held on Sunday, May 1 at 9:30 AM in the Parish Hall.

The Parish Profile Committee gathered input from parishioners 16 years and older via the Parish Profile Survey about who we are now, what we want to become, and the qualities we would like to see in our next rector.  The survey was completed by Thursday, April 21.

The 2022 St. Thomas Parish Profile has been completed and is available by clicking here.

Calling a New Rector

Process Timeline, Diocese of Alabama

1 Vestry
2 Vestry
3 Profile Team
4 Discernment Team
5 Vestry
6 Vestry and Transition Team

Now Accepting Names

We have now begun accepting names for our Rector position. If you know of a particular individual or would like to recommend someone, please forward this information to Brett Tomlin at