Tom began service to St. Mary's Church as the Rector in February, 2018, after having been the Assistant Rector since August, 2011. He grew up in Cheverly, MD and moved to Snow Hill, NC as a teenager. After finishing high school at Arendell Parrott Academy in Kinston, NC, he attended the US Coast Guard Academy and graduated with a B.S. in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering. His active duty Coast Guard career included duty as an engineer on a polar ice breaker in Seattle, WA and an environmental response officer in Elizabeth City, NC. He currently serves as a reservist drilling in Norfolk, VA. In 2008, he and his wife, Holly, moved to Durham, NC where he attended Duke Divinity School (M.Div. 2011 with certificate in Anglican Studies) and she completed medical residency in internal medicine at Duke University Medical Center. Tom was ordained a deacon in June of 2011, and a priest in February of 2012. He and Holly have two sons, Jude and Mason, and together they enjoy cooking (and eating!), being in the outdoors, and fellowshippin' with friends and family.