Leadership

The Reverend T. Stewart Lucas, Episcopal RectorIMG_1050
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Stewart hails from Macon, Georgia and majored in Horticulture at the University of Georgia. Having been heavily involved in the Canterbury Center at the Episcopal Chaplaincy there, he followed a call to seminary directly after graduation. He graduated from Virginia Theological Seminary in 2001 and was ordained to the priesthood in 2002 at Memorial Episcopal Church in Baltimore. He was Associate Rector there working with children and youth and the newcomers and evangelism ministries. In 2007 he was called to be Associate Rector of St. Margaret’s Church in Annapolis. He served there as chaplain to the Day School and liaison to the Newcomers Commission. In addition, he was in charge of communications and taught several Adult formation classes and Bible studies.

Stewart lives in Towson with his partner Doug Campbell along with their two bassett hounds, Otis and Maddie.

The Rev. Dr. David W. Eisenhuth, Lutheran PastorDavidEisenhuthHeadshot
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David grew up in a small town in Northeastern Pennsylvania. He did his undergraduate work at Pennsylvania State University. Pr. David received his Master of Divinity Degree from the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg. Follwing his ordination in June 1981 he received a call to Zion Lutheran Church in Frackville, Pennsykvania, not far from his hometown. While there, he did post-graduate work at Lehigh University and LTSG. Pr. Eisenhuth served two additional congregations before coming to Holy Comforter–both suburban churches. He has been at Holy Comforter since 2000. In 2003 he received the degree of Doctor of Ministry in Congregational Development from Seabury-Western Theologcal Seminary, an institution of the Episcopal Church then located in Evanston, Illinois. The course work there helps to bring focus to his ministry at Holy Comforter. Pr. David continues to find it exciting and challenging to make the Gospel meaningful to our community and the world.

The Reverend Linda Hollis, Episcopal Deacon
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Linda was born in Baltimore and began attending Nativity in 1953. She met her husband Tony at summer camp at the Diocese of Maryland’s Bishop Claggett Center in 1957 in Buckeystown, Maryland.

With a degree in Sociology, Fine Arts and English, she joined other Episcopal women who felt called to work in the church. While living in community with women of the broader Anglican Community (Hong Kong, India, Korea, Canada, Caribbean and USA), she attended Union Theological Seminary and later completed a Masters of Art in Education with a certificate in Christian Education at Columbia University.

Tony and Linda married in 1965 after Tony was ordained to the priesthood. They moved to Western Maryland and then truly all over the world with Tony’s service in the army. All the while Linda engaged in ministry helping immigrants in Texas, teaching Sunday School in various churches, and ministering to soldiers in rehabilitation at Ft. Benning, Georgia they worked with the Vietnam orphans d dealt with the realities of racial segregation in the Deep South.

After time in Germany, they came back to Sherwood Parish in Cockeysville where Tony was rector for more than 12 years. Linda taught school and even started a childcare center. In 1992 they began ten years of ministry together in the Diocese of Bermuda when Linda was truly feeling the call to ordained ministry. This began a 5 -ear adventure from 2003 to 2008 when she was ordained as a deacon in June of 2008.

Linda currently serves on the diocesan Commission on Ministry, the Maryland Episcopal Clergy Association Board and is a mentor for the Education for Ministry program. She and Tony also serve at the Baltimore International Seafarers, the USO at BWI, and they represent our diocese for Episcopal Relief and Development.

The Reverend Anthony Hollis, Episcopal Priest Associate
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Born and raised in Bermuda, Tony attended Saint Andrew’s School, Middletown, Delaware, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, The General Theological Seminary in New York and Long Island University in New York. He was ordained in 1964 and served parishes in Western Maryland before becoming an Army Chaplain. He ministry has taken him to Georgia, Virginia, Texas, South East Asia, New York and Germany. God finally brought Linda and him back to Maryland to to parish life at Cockeysville, MD but then once more to Saint George’s in Bermuda before retiring in 2002. (He retired from the Army in 1993).

Tony hasn’t really retired though. He volunteers weekly at the Baltimore International Seafarers’ Institute, the USO and the Maryland Defense Force. Their three sons and seven grandchildren keep him busy, but in his free time Tony enjoys reading, especially history. He likes to travel and hike in the woods.

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Carolyn Surrick, Parish Administrator Email

Office Hours are Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Neal Baroody, Senior Warden
Craig W. Hart, Junior Warden
Margaret Dowding, Treasurer
Betsy Reese, Registrar

Vestry Members
Class of 2017 – Melvina Coleman, Betsy Reese, Lee Smith
Class of 2018 – Michael Eversley, Harold Hardinger, Sarah Knowles Class of 2019 – Ann Dalton, Ellie Sharkey, Rob Sohlberg

An Episcopal-Lutheran community in Baltimore.