Fr. Ralph Osborne, Rector

Fr. Ralph is married to Cindy and has four adult children. Ordained an Episcopal priest in 1996, he was formerly an ordained pastor in the Church of the Nazarene. He has over 30 years of pastoral ministry experience. Fr. Ralph has served congregations in central New York, on a number of diocesan committees and commissions, and as a chaplain for summer camp and youth events.  He is a member of Rotary.

"I believe together we are the body of Christ," Fr. Ralph said recently. "Jesus sent the disciples out in pairs. They partnered with each other and with Jesus to bring good news to the world. I am looking to partner with believers in my parish to bring the good news." As Rector, Fr. Ralph is a colleague in ministry with all the baptized and the pastor with responsibility for the spiritual well-being of all the members of the parish.

Phone: (920) 725-5601


Deacon Rodger Patience, Deacon

Deacon Rodger is married to Katrin. A cradle Episcopalian, he was ordained deacon in 1996 and has served five parishes in the Diocese of Milwaukee before moving to Appleton this summer and becoming canonically resident in the Diocese of Fond du Lac. Rodger is the senior product specialist on the sales team of TeleTracking Technologies,the leading provider of patient flow solutions for healthcare, and he is usually on the road four days a week. Deacon Rodger is a mentor of an Education for Ministry group that meets at St. Thomas.

"As a deacon," Rodger says, "there are three main things I am passionate about in the life of the Church and of individual Christians: Prayer, shaped by our Book of Common Prayer and its marvelous Daily Office; Scripture, especially when familiarity brings the living Word into our hearts as well as our heads; and compassion, expressed in generous giving and cheerful encouragement. Do let me know how I can help you as you make Christ and his redemptive love known to those among who you live, and work, and worship."

Phone: (262) 215-2641


Fr. Aran Walter, Associate Pastor & Youth Minister

Aran received a Master's in Youth Ministry from Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry. He is considered a fun guy. He is married to Shannon and father of John, Noah, Mark, and Molly and is an ordained Priest. As Youth Minister he is pastor with responsibility for the spiritual well-being of the youth of the parish.

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Sandie Umland, Secretary

Sandy has served as Parish Secretary for over a decade. She is married to Keith and mother to Lance and Viktoria. As Parish Secretary Sandie has the responsibility for the overall administration of church logistics.

Phone: 920-725-5601


MaryBee Engelman, Worship Coordinator

MaryBee coordinates much of the music for both Sunday morning worship and other special occasions. She is married to Ken and mother to Will and Charlie. As Worship Coordinator she is responsible for planning and implementing worship support for services, expecially music.

Phone: 920-725-5601

Donna Di Bella, Organist & Choir Director

Donna DiBella teaches courses at Lawrence University in ear training and sightsinging. She holds the B.A. degree in Music and Art from Rutgers University and has pursued post-graduate studies at Westminster Choir College, studying organ with Robert Carwithen and choral conducting with Joseph Flummerfelt. She has been active for many years as a church musician and is an award-winning composer of church music.

Phone: 920-725-5601


Jessica Zaborksi, Children's Ministry Coordinator

Jessica oversees Children's Ministry, especially Sunday School, AWANA, and the nursery. She is married to Pete and mother to Oscar and Hazel.

Phone: 920-687-0587


Canon Bill Johnston, Rector Emeritus

Fr. Bill served as Rector to the parish for over two decades, retiring in the late 1990's. He is married to Beverly. He continues to support the mission and ministry of St. Thomas. He and his wife also serve as Chaplains to the Retired Clergy for the Diocese of Fond du Lac.