The Reverend Tom Swegle
Vicar of St. Mary's
Fr. Tom Swegle is a life-long Anglican who was baptized in the Episcopal Church as an infant. He was ordained as a deacon in the Anglican Church of North America in January of 2016 by Bishop J. Alberto Morales, OSB. On April 28, 2018, he was ordained as a priest at Trinity Anglican Church in Rock Island, IL, by Bishop Morales.
Fr. Tom has been living in Springfield with his wife Sylvia since 2012. They are the parents of two sons, Eric (Marie'lyn), of Virden, and Jon (Courtney), of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They also have three granddaughters: Blair, born in 2012, and Ruby, born in 2015. They recently welcomed their third granddaughter, Jamil'ya, age 16, to the family.
The Rt. Rev. Bp. J. Alberto Morales, OSB, DD
Ninth Bishop of Quincy
Born on the south side of Puerto Rico, in the town of Yabucoa, Bp. Morales loved the church from a young age. As a child, he would pretend he was a priest for his cousins and family. Later he would frequent all of the churches in town, learning from and drawing from many expressions of our catholic Christian faith.
His call to ministry from that young age took Bp. Morales to the Carribean and Spain for seminary.
After seminary, Bp. Morales returned to Puerto Rico and founded St. Benedict’s Abbey as an ecumenical abbey, reflecting his deep understanding that all churches that profess Jesus is Lord are all part of the body of Christ.
The Most Rev. Dr. Foley Beech
Archbishop and Primate of the Anglican Church in North America
The Most Reverend Doctor Foley Beach was elected the Archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America on June 22, 2014. He is also the Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of the South, headquartered in a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia.
Archbishop Beach is a graduate of Georgia State University, the University of the South, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He began his ministry by serving teenagers through Young Life. Prior to serving as archbishop and bishop, he planted and led Holy Cross Anglican Church in Loganville, Georgia.