Interim Rector to be announced soon
Check back soon to find out who our interim rector will be and pray for us and our search committee that we will be able to call the right rector to lead us forward.
John L. Blackburn – Organist & Choir Master – email@example.com
We are excited to welcome John L. Blackburn as our new Organist & Choir Master. Mr. Blackburn comes to us as the former Director of Music Ministries at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, former Organist for Temple Rodef Shalom, and former Organist and Music Assistant at Calvary Baptist Church, each in Waco, Texas. Mr. Blackburn is a graduate of Baylor University, receiving his Bachelor degree in Church Music with Organ Emphasis and a Master of Music in Church Music degree from Baylor. Mr. Blackburn has also participated in the Doctorate of Musical Arts program from the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied with Judith and Gerre Hancock. He is a member of the American Guild of Organist, Organ Historical Society, Pi Kappa Lambda, The Hymn Society of the United States and Canada, and The Royal School of Church Musicians.
Louise Mayberry – Organist Emeritus
We are honored and blessed to have Louise Mayberry as our resident Organist Emeritus and Member Extraordinaire. Hailing from St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Dorchester, Massachusetts, shortly upon Mrs. Mayberry’s arrival to St. Philip’s in 1962, she threw herself into ministry and soon took on the role of Organist in 1963, a role she has maintained to this day. In addition to her musical gifts at the organ, Mrs. Mayberry has also led the St. Philip’s Bell Choir, “The Philidings” from its founding in 1985 to the present. Mrs. Mayberry has served as the Administrative Assistant from 2000 to 2011, and has led and been an active member of the Altar Guild, Women of the Church, Diocesan Women’s Commission, Sunday School Teacher, Adult and Junior Choir Director, Kairos, and many, many more ministries that truly make her a Giant of the Faith, and our own little Saint Louise.
Amber Santellana – Church Administrative Assistant – firstname.lastname@example.org
Amber has studied at The University of Texas at San Antonio majoring in Psychology and is currently pursuing her Photography business. She and husband A.J have just celebrated their seventh wedding anniversary together April 25th. They are blessed with two beautiful children, daughter Aralynne, and son Ayden who attend St. Philip’s Episcopal School. As a family they enjoy traveling, going to the movies, board games and look forward to what God has in store for their family.
Carol Reagan – Head of School – email@example.com
Mrs. Reagan is celebrating her fourth year at St. Philip’s. In her short tenure here, the school has seen outstanding growth in students, curriculum, technology, and improved facilities. Mrs. Reagan comes to us from Sinton Independent School District where she retired after 28 years of service as a teacher, administrator, and Director of Reading and Federal and Special Programs. Mrs. Reagan has earned a Masters Degree in Mid-Management from Texas A&M University Kingsville, a Bachelors of Science Degree in Education with an emphasis in Reading, an Early Childhood endorsement, and a certification as a Master Reading Teacher from Corpus Christi State University. As we are excited about the gifts and abilities that Mrs. Reagan continues to bring to the table, we not only look forward to the coming year, but we invite you to come by to meet her so that you too might share our joy and excitement.
Mari Moreno — School Administrative Assistant — firstname.lastname@example.org
Mari was raised here in Beeville and recently returned to be closer to family. She graduated from Commonwealth Institute for Funeral Service and with an Associate Degree in Mortuary Science. She worked in the funeral industry for 10 years. She has a daughter, Victoria in 7th grade and a son, Julian who will be in first grade here at St. Philip’s.
Tony Rivas— Custodian — email@example.com
Tony is celebrating his second year at St. Philip’s. Tony was raised in Beeville, and graduated from A.C. Jones High School in 1990. He is married to Linda Rivas and they have 6 beautiful children, Tony Jr., Joel, Nicole, Victoria, John, and Christian. Tony is Military Retired from the Army after 20 years of Service. After retirement, the Rivas family returned back to Beeville to be closer to their families.