The Rev. Melanie Lemburg has been ordained a priest in the Episcopal church since 2005.  She graduated with an M.Div from General Theological Seminary in 2004, has served multiple congregations in the Diocese of Mississippi, and she was called as St. Thomas's rector in August 2017.  Melanie is married to David, who is also an Episcopal priest and is the mom to two school-aged children.

Deacon and Minister of Discipleship

The Rev. Aimee Baxter is an ordained Deacon in the United Methodist Church. She attended Auburn University for her undergraduate degree and obtained her Masters of Theological Studies from Duke Divinity School. She is married to Shannon Baxter who serves as the Minister of Missions at Isle of Hope UMC. They have three children ranging in ages from 13 to 3. Aimee is passionate about many things to include her faith, the church, ministries of justice and compassion, her family and, of course, Auburn football and Duke basketball.

Parish Administrator

Frances Conner has served St. Thomas as our parish administrator for over 30 years.  A native of Savannah, Fran raised her 3 children at St. Thomas, and 4 of her 6 grandchildren also attend St. Thomas.  There isn't a question about St. Thomas that Frances cannot answer.

Minister of Music

Bernadette Winters is the Minister of Music and organist at St. Thomas.  She has served in that position for over 5 years.  Bernadette, a native Savannahian, retired after serving 40 years as the Assistant Organist at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in downtown Savannah.  She also serves as the Director of Music at St. Vincent's Academy, Savannah.  Bernadette and her husband, Mike, are faithful members of the Roman Catholic church, and members of St. James Parish.  They have 8 children and 10 grandchildren.


Nicole King is the sexton at St. Thomas.  She has served in that role for the last 12 years.  Nicole and her husband Ricardo have four beautiful children.  

Minister of Maintenance

Emerson Quaile faithfully maintains our buildings and grounds.  He is a long-time member of St. Thomas and is an avid fisherman.  Emerson is the reigning champion of the St. Thomas Holy Crab Tournament, and he is known around the church for his delicious cakes and cheese biscuits. 

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