Staff
Interim Rector

Kathryn (Kathy) Thomas

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Before retiring, January, 2018, Rev. Kathy Thomas served nine years as the rector of Grace Episcopal Church in Fort Wayne, IN.  Rev. Kathy began her journey in the Episcopal Church at St. Christopher, Carmel in 1992, and served there as Christian Education Director through 2003. In 2003, Kathy went to St. Paul’s, Indianapolis where she was ordained to the priesthood on October 3, 2004, and served as associate rector overseeing adult formation and fellowship. Rev. Kathy graduated from Kent State University in Ohio with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood/Elementary Education. Later she attended St. Meinrad School of Theology in St. Meinrad, IN earning a Masters in Religious Education. She received her Masters of Divinity degree from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis.

Kathy’s passion has always been education. Following five years of teaching Kindergarten and First Grade,

Rev. Kathy began what would become the focus of her ministry, Christian Education. Kathy served as a Director of Religious Education in several Roman Catholic parishes in Indiana before journeying to the Episcopal Church, and taught religious studies for 13 years at Cathedral High School in Indianapolis while working part-time at St. Christopher’s. In addition to education, Rev. Kathy is passionate about liturgy and congregational development. During her time as rector at Grace, Fort Wayne, Kathy had the opportunity to earn a certificate of completion from the Congregational Development Institute. Since retiring, Kathy has been doing supply work in both Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, and last spring served as a part-time priest associate for three months at St. Christopher, Carmel.

Rev. Kathy was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She and her husband, David, moved to Indiana in 1980 as David pursued a graduate degree in art at Indiana State University in Terre Haute. High School sweethearts, they have been married 47 years, and have 3 grown sons, and 4 grandchildren. Rev. Kathy enjoys swimming and water sports (especially water slides and rafting), reading, travel, riding with Dave on his motorcycle, and visiting with friends. Since retiring, she has pursued a life-long desire – tap dancing!


Rev. Kathy is looking forward to meeting the people of St. Paul’s and serving during this interim period.




Affiliated Clergy

Wendy Manley

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Parish Administrator

Kathi Whipker

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Kathi Whipker is in the office 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon Monday through Friday.  She is out of the office the first Wednesday of each month.




Custodian

Robyn Ingram

Robyn Ingram (and crew) most often completes her duties on Tuesday evenings and Saturdays.




St. Paul's Vestry

Vestry Officers

Rector's Warden: Patrick Schumacher  jawpschu@hotmail.com

People's Warden: Andrew Goldsmid  andresgoldsmid@yahoo.com

Treasurer: Mike Bell  mikeb@amoshill.com

 

Vestry                                Commission                 Phone                      Email

Cristi Adams '18                        Formation                           812-343-3600             jcsab@sbcglobal.net

Mike Bell '17                              Building and Grounds         812-350-3973             mikeb@amoshill.com

Rachel Foyst  ’19                      Congregational                    812-603-3526             rfoyst@gmail.com

                                                           Developement

Andrew Goldsmid '17                Welcoming                          812-390-9588             andresgoldsmid@yahoo.com

Cheryl Paranavitana '17            Worship /Parish Life            812-375-1937             cherylparanativana@sbcglobal.net

Patrick Schumacher '18            Outreach                              812-376-3867             jawpschu@hotmail.com

Teresa Woods '19                     Communications                  812-350-9729             teresa.woods52@comcast.net