Mother Joy joined Saint Thomas the Apostle beginning March 2014, following the interim administration of Mother Nancy Smalley after the retirement of the Reverend Stephen Waller. Mother Joy inherits a diverse and service oriented congregation. Mother Joy’s ministry began at Transfiguration in 2001 where she served as Associate Rector for Congregational Life. She was ordained in June of that year after completing a MDiv at Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University. Before that she worked in the counseling field as a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has two grown children and four delightful grandchildren. An introvert by nature, she enjoys quiet time with a small group of friends, walking, reading, photography and riding her bicycle.
A recent transplant to Texas, the Rev. Leo Loyola is currently licensed to officiate in this Diocese. Previously he served as Vicar of Calvary Episcopal Church, helping guide it from a fractured congregation back to its good standing with the Diocese of Hawaii.
He is married to Texas-born Melody. Their son Benjamin was adopted from China in 2014 and is adjusting well to Texas life.
Lee Corbin, Organist and Choirmaster
Lee Corbin has been organist/choirmaster at St. Thomas since 1985. He earned a degree in organ performance at East Texas State University and completed requirements for the Colleague certification in the American Guild of Organists. Each summer since 1999 Lee has joined other organists from the U.S., Canada, and Australia for a tour of organs in the United Kingdom. He has played many of the historic instruments in cathedrals, town halls, and parish churches in England, Wales, Ireland, and Scotland.
Vicki Smith, Parish Administrative Assistant
Vicki retired from the City of Dallas in April, 2015. She is a graduate of Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas. She has a son, Christopher, two dogs and two kitties.
Previously Vicki held several board and coalition positions including: Board Vice President of the National Older Women’s League – Dallas Chapter; Board member of State of Texas Adult Protective Services; and member of GAIN Coalition for the Aging LGBT Community in Dallas. She currently serves on Friends of Tri-City Animal Shelter, and Age Well, Live Well – Dallas.
Vicki’s hobbies include reading, gardening, traveling, and singing.
Garry Rodriguez, Sexton
And in addition to our professional staff, you will often find the office and campus tended by a number of dedicated volunteers from the parish family itself.
Fred Ellis, Senior Warden
David Hess, Junior Warden
Charles Mullins, Jr.
Joe DeuPree Denise Webb Glass, Chancellor
Rusty Rippamonti, Vice Chancellor
Wynne Voorhees, Treasurer
Jim Couzelis, Assistant Treasurer
David Flick, Clerk