Father Eric Mancil, a native of Alabama, will begin serving as rector of St. Catherine’s on January 2, 2017. Before moving to Chelsea, he served as curate at the Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest in Abilene, Texas, where he spent most of his time focused on ministry to young adults and college students, liturgical arts and worship, and pastoral care.
After three years of theological study, Father Eric graduated in May of 2015 with a Master in Divinity degree from the Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia. Prior to discerning a call to ordained ministry, he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music education from Auburn University and worked for several years as a junior high and high school choral music director.
Father Eric’s wife, Chelsea, a registered nurse, has spent most of her career working in pediatrics and neonatal intensive care. Eric and Chelsea have two children, Sophie and Jude.
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