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.

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.


Robyn Ingram

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

St. Paul's Vestry

Vestry Officers

Senior Warden: Patrick Schumacher

Junior Warden: John Settle

Treasurer: Mike Bell  


Vestry                                Commission                                Phone                      Email

Cristi Adams '18                        Christian Education/Formation            812-343-3600      

Shelly Bell '20                           Parish Life                                            812-371-9231     

Bill Garber '20                          Buildings & Grounds                             812-343-0793               

Vicki Gust '20                           Worship                                                812-350-1906     

Win Morris '18                         Evangelism/Communication/                812-371-5795     


Patrick Schumacher '18          Senior Warden                                     812-376-3867   

John Settle '19                        Junior Warden and Outreach               317-989-0267