Episcopal Church of the Epiphany
Father Eddie Gibbons - Rector
The Vestry is pleased to announce the call and acceptance of Father Eddie Gibbons as Church of the Epiphany Rector.
Father Gibbons began his ministry among us on Sunday August 1st, 2021, at which time, he celebrated the 11:00am Holy Eucharist Rite II service.
Father Gibbons was ordained a priest, in the Roman Catholic Tradition, on October 18, 1997. He was received into the Episcopal Church in February 2015 and as a priest in the Episcopal Church on September 28, 2019. He most recently completed a Certificate in Anglican Studies at Nashotah House Theological Seminary, Wisconsin. On May 30th, Fr. Gibbons and his wife, Alicia celebrated their 6th wedding anniversary. Alicia is bi-lingual and is fluent in Spanish. She is also a trained Stephen Minister.
Fr. Gibbons holds a Master in Social Work (MSW) and worked for more than 5 years at Hope Healthcare, most recently as a facility team chaplain at Hope Hospice. He has also served and assisted at several episcopal parishes including St. Hillary's in Fort Myers and Good Shepherd in LaBelle. For the past year, he has served as Priest in Charge at St. Monica's Epioscopal Church in North Naples while the parish went through the process of calling their next Rector. Within the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida, Fr. Gibbons is currently a member of the Commission on Ministry (COM) and the Diocesan Council.
We are grateful to Father Gibbons for his willingness to serve and minister among us. We welcome him to Church of the Epiphany. Please give him a warm welcome.
The Wardens on Behalf of the Vestry
Church of the Epiphany