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Father Eddie Gibbons Called to Be Priest in Charge for St Monica’s

June 21, 2020

Father Gibbons and Alicia Gibbons

The Vestry is pleased to announce the call and acceptance of Father Eddie Gibbons to be St Monica’s Priest in Charge for the next six months while we continue the search for our new Rector. Father Gibbons will begin his ministry on Monday, July 20th and conduct his first service on Sunday, July 26th. The Vestry has completed the details of his agreement with St Monica’s.

Father Gibbons was ordained as a Roman Catholic Priest in 1997. He was received in the Episcopal church in February 2015; and received as an Episcopal Priest in September 2019. He is married to his wife Alicia, who is fluent in Spanish.

Currently, he is the Chaplain at Hope Hospice in Fort Myers, a position he has held since November 2017. He is also an assistant Priest at St Hillary’s in Fort Myers and has ministered there since October 2019.

We are grateful to Father Gibbons for his willingness to serve and welcome him to St Monica’s. Please give him a warm St Monica’s welcome.

The Wardens on Behalf of the Vestry

Candidate Information

Episcopal Priests who feel called to participate in the search for the next Rector of St. Monica’s Episcopal Church:

Please submit candidate materials to:
The Rev. Canon Richard Norman, Canon to the Ordinary
Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida

Candidate Application Package should include:

  • OTM Portfolio
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • References
  • Additional Information specified by vestry