The Reverend Thomas Heard

Fr. Thomas Heard assumed the duties of Rector of Saint John's on 1 August 2007. Fr. Thomas comes to Mobile from Christ Church Cathedral in St. Louis, Missouri where he was an assisting priest. He was ordained to the priesthood in June of 2007 following his graduation from The General Theological Seminary with the degree of Master of Divinity in May 2007. While in New York City, Fr. Thomas was seminarian at The Church of Saint Mary the Virgin in Times Square, where his formation continued in the Anglo-Catholic tradition under the care of the parish clergy.

As part of his own discernment process, Fr. Thomas enrolled in the formation program for Deacons in the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri. It was through this program that Fr. Heard found his calling as priest.

Prior to answering the call to priesthood, Fr. Heard enjoyed a 26-year career with A.G. Edwards (now Wells Fargo Advisors) in St. Louis. His career was split between service to the Information Technology area and head of the Business Continuity and Contingency Planning practice of the firm.

Fr. Thomas is originally from St. Louis and he attended the University of Kansas, pursuing degrees in music and electrical engineering. He is an instrument-rated private pilot, fly fisherman, and enjoys tennis,SCUBA, bicycling and skiing. Fr. Thomas is married and he and his wife have one child.


Louis F. Daniel

Mr. Louis F. Daniel has been the principal parish musician at Saint John's since August 2011.


Lella Lowe                                            Ms Lella Lowe has served Saint John's as Financial Secretary since June 2007.


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