Meet the Staff

The Rev. Angela M. Cortiñas, Rector

The Rev. Angela Cortiñas came to St. Thomas Episcopal Church, College Station in August of 2017.  Prior to being called as Rector she served 5 years at St. Gregory's, a large program sized church in downtown Boca Raton, Florida where she served as Assistant Rector with increasing responsibilities in those 5 years. She served as interim Rector for 4 months while the Rector was on sabbatical in the summer of 2016. Before that she served at All Saints Episcopal Church in Fort Lauderdale for two years.  She is a native Floridian growing up in Miami, FL, of Cuban immigrants.  She comes from a large family of eight children.

 

She received her Bachelors degree in Environmental Studies from Florida International University and received a Masters Degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of Memphis.  She attended The Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, TX where she received her Masters in Divinity Degree in 2010.

 

Prior to seminary she worked for over ten years as a computer consultant and later a Senior Manager in Information Systems for the Johnson and Johnson family of companies. While there she managed and worked in many different management roles and capabilities.  She is also a mother to teenage daughter, Victoria.

The Rev. Dr. Rebecca B. Watts, Curate

Becky Watts graduated with her M.Div. in 2019 from the Seminary of the Southwest. She was ordained to the priesthood in August at St. Thomas’.
 
Born and raised in Florida, she went on to attend Stetson University for her BA in English, Clemson University for her MA in English, and Texas A&M for her PhD in Communication, specializing in rhetoric and public affairs.
 
Prior to seminary, Becky was associate professor of Communication and Media Studies at Stetson University in Florida. She taught many communication and interdisciplinary courses, and mentored undergraduate students as an academic advisor, summer research grant supervisor, and senior thesis director. The primary focus of her research is the intersection of rhetoric and public memory with race and southern identity. Before her career as a professor, she did editorial work for campus and local newspapers, a magazine, and academic journals in communication.
 
While at the Seminary of the Southwest, she gained practical ministry experience through a chaplaincy internship at Dell Seton Medical Center in Austin, and field education at the University of Texas Episcopal Student Center. She completed her Ministry across Cultures field experience in the Diocese of London (Church of England), focusing on how churches there connect with their communities. She is excited to return to Bryan-College Station and to be a part of the St. Thomas' community.

Aneya Elbert, Ministries Coordinator

Aneya's roles include Christian Formation for children and families, Communications, Newcomer Ministries and assisting the rector with Adult Christian Formation.  Aneya is a Spiritual Director and facilitates Spirituality Retreats for groups.  

Conrad Fackler, Early Childhood Care Coordinator

More information to come.

Jimmy Fackler, Youth Minister

Information forthcoming

Bonnie Harris-Reynolds, Director of Music

A classically trained organist & harpsichordist, Bonnie has performed with the Brazos Valley Symphony & Chorale, is active in the local Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, & serves on the Music Commission of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas

Kammy Jaques, Parish Administrator

Kammy Jaques has served St. Thomas since 1999, first as a financial administrator and now as Parish Administrator. Kammy takes care of all aspects of parish business & keeps operations running smoothly. 

Elsie Reina, Sexton

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