The Rev. Dr. Justin Briggle is Rector of St. Philip's Episcopal Church in Palestine. He has been here since the 1st of September.
He came to us after serving as Curate at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Beaumont, Texas
Cecil T. (Tom) Prater is the St. Philip's Parish Administrator. He has attended St. Philip's since 2009.
Tom handles the day-to-day business of the Parish. His duties include publishing schedules for lay ministries, use of the Parish Hall, publishing service bulletins,
and editing The Curate among other things.
Tom has served as Minister of Music at Graehl Assembly of God Church in Fairbanks, Alaska.
He attended Central Oklahoma University, Eastern Oklahoma State College, and Oklahoma City Southwestern Bible College.
He holds a degree in computer science and electronics.
Tom served in the U.S. Army for 15 years and is a veteran of Desert Storm.
Chris Rogers is the St. Philip's Sexton.
Chris is a native of Palestine who served in the U.S. Army with a combat tour in Vietnam.
Before joining the staff at St. Philip's, Chris worked at Nucor Steel in Grapeland, Texas for over 40 years.
Treasurer - Melissa Cox
Organist and Choir Director - Clarissa Delany
St. Philip's Vestry:
Paul Morris - Senior Warden, Dr. C.L. Kolstad, III Alex Nemer, Kathy Thomas,
David Brown- Junior Warden, Rich Lavinski, Cad Williams, Leo Mizell,
Melissa Cox - Treasurer, Gary Thomas, Terry Thorn, Jamie Ward,
Vestry Clerk - Cynthia Dickey