Epiphany Episcopal Church
Father Eddie Gibbons - Rector
Father Gibbons began his ministry among us at Epiphany 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 8th 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. During 2021, he served as Priest in Charge at St. Monica's Episcopal 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.