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Staff Directory


Name: Fr. Tommy Sheppard

Fr. Tommy is available for pastoral emergencies day or night. Please call his cell at 901.921.0426. If he should not answer, please leave a voicemail with your name and contact information and he will contact you within 15 minutes. Non-emergencies should be left with the church office at 901.257.9042

Fr. Tommy received his Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work and Psychology from Delta State University in Cleveland, MS. Before entering the priesthood, Fr. Tommy worked with troubled youth. He has studied Mental Health Counseling at Capella University. He earned a Master of Theology degree from St. Wolbodo Seminary in 2010 and is completing a Master of Divinity degree at Chicago Theological Seminary.

Fr. Tommy is the founding pastor of St. Francis. He is deeply committed to equality of all people especially gay and lesbian individuals. Like the actual Saint Francis of Assisi, Fr. Tommy is an avid animal lover and advocate.