Father Tom was our Rector from 1997 - 2007. Over that 20+ year span, he baptized 172 people, prepared 157 people for confirmation or reception, performed 62 wedding ceremonies, and buried 224 of our loved ones. He also touched our lives in less quantifiable ways with his pastoral care, sermons, and teaching. He led the effort in a partnership with a group of parishioners in Santa Maria, Honduras, now in their own “El Buen Pastor” (Church of the Good Shepherd.) He also helped to establish a partnership locally with Polk Avenue Elementary School. He worked a weekly shift at our thrift shop and served on Kairos prison teams and a Wednesday night dinner team. He leaves a lasting legacy of a healthy, happy parish family.