our parish in transition
Since November 2015, St. Thomas's has been under the leadership of Priest-in-Charge the Rev. Keri Aubert. She was appointed by Bishop Ian Douglas after consultation with the Parish Vestry and Day School leadership.
Keri succeeded the Rev. Michael Ray, who retired in September 2015 after over 30 years as Rector. When a Rector retires after a long tenure, and when a parish faces particular challenges, the Episcopal Church in Connecticut (the Diocese of Connecticut) recommends that the parish spend three to five years with a Priest-in-Charge before calling a new Rector. As they explain it, “the ministry of the Priest-in-Charge is to help the parish explore who they are, where they are going and what type of leadership is needed for the congregation to move into a new future.” (Read more about this on the website of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut.)
This is a time of exploration and growth for St. Thomas's Episcopal Church. Whether you are a long-timer or newcomer, you are invited to participate.