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Thomas, The Rev. Dr. Elaine Ellis

The Rev. Dr. Elaine Ellis Thomas
The Rev. Dr. Elaine Ellis Thomas
Rector of All Saints, Hoboken
Church or Location: 

(office) 201-792-3564, x11
(mobile) 610-574-2090

Spouse: Tim

Standing for election to this office at the next Convention: 
General Convention 2024 CLERGY Deputy

A lifelong Episcopalian, I love God and I love this church. I have a keen understanding of organizational dynamics and how those dynamics affect decision-making and leadership, and I genuinely enjoy digging into governance and the actions of Convention (even as a spectator!).  I believe that the organizational and leadership skills that I have developed in the church and in the not-for-profit worlds, including my experience working in three different dioceses in the Episcopal Church as well as serving on the Standing Committees of the Dioceses of Virginia and Newark and other churchwide bodies, would serve me well as a deputy to General Convention. At ordination, I promised to take my “share in the councils of the Church,” and I believe that putting my name forward as a deputy is one way of fulfilling that promise faithfully.

Church Involvement – Local, Diocesan, National:

  • Organist and Choirmaster - various churches (Episcopal and others) in the Philadelphia area
  • ECW President - Diocese of Pennsylvania
  • Chair, Spiritual Growth Resources Committee, Diocese of Pennsylvania
  • Diocesan Coordinator - Episcopal Relief and Development (PA and Central PA)
  • Diocesan Coordinator - Episcopalians for Global Reconciliation (PA and Central PA)
  • Advisory Committee (rebranding project) Episcopal Relief and Development
  • Assistant Priest, St. Edwards Episcopal Church, Lancaster, PA
  • Associate Rector, St. Paul’s Memorial Church, Charlottesville, VA
  • Co-convener, Charlottesville Clergy Collective
  • Diocese of Virginia Region XV Board (At-Large)
  • Diocese of Virginia Standing Committee (Class of 2019)
  • Elected as deputy to the 79th General Convention but left Virginia before serving
  • Rector, All Saints Episcopal Parish, Hoboken
  • Co-convener Hoboken Clergy Coalition
  • Standing Committee President, Diocese of Newark (Class of 2023)
  • Chaplain, Hoboken Fire Department
  • Doctor of Ministry, Drew Theological School at Drew University (2021)
  • Presiding Officers Working Group on Truth-Telling, Reckoning, and Healing (2021-22)
  • Alternate Deputy, 80th General Convention in Baltimore