The Rev. Tami Burks, Priest-in-Charge Tami was ordained to the priesthood in the Diocese of New York in October, 2016. Born and raised a Lutheran, she was received into the Episcopal Church in 2007. Before discerning a call to the priesthood, she was a teacher and director of Christian education in a variety of schools…

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Kristen Scheyder, Senior Warden Kristen lives in Rye, NY with her husband and three sons and joined the St. Thomas community in 2010, where she found the welcoming and inclusive faith community she had been seeking for her family.  She was formally received into the Episcopal Church in 2019 alongside her middle son, who was…

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Matthew Sheens, Director of Music Listed as one of Fred Hersch’s “pianists you should know”, and described as “an outstanding pianist, stoked full of creative ideas and limitless technique….totally innovative and luminous” by The Australian (national newspaper), Matthew graduated from the Elder Conservatorium in 2008 having been awarded the prize for top Undergraduate for piano,…

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We are a diverse faith community singularly motivated by the teachings and example of Jesus, guided by reason and the truth of the Gospel. We reject status or privilege as a condition of membership, and behave so as to demonstrate the equal standing of all people. We are a beacon of light in the world,…

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We will emulate Jesus in thought, word and deed. We will reach out into our community and actively engage with it on its terms; in so doing we will draw the community to St. Thomas. We will act in the interest of the needs of those we serve, recognizing that we exist to serve others,…

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