The Vestry of , Bethel, announced the appointment of the Reverend Norma Schmidt as the Priest in Charge until such time as a permanent replacement for the retired Reverend David Pople of Bethel can be determined.
“I have been substituting for the priest in charge and this is a three year position with an option to become permanent,” Schmidt said. “I am very excited about it.”
"Rev. Schmidt brings a rich background in parish ministry, in-hospital, and hospice chaplaincy to her post," church spokesman Robert Yost wrote.
Schmidt was ordaind in the Lutheran church, served in parish in Brooklyn and New Rochelle. “St. Thomas is a delightful congregation and I am thrilled and honored to be with them,” she said.
Reverend Schmidt is originally from Gary Indiana and has been living in Fairfield, CT since 1992.
The public is invited to join St. Thomas in worship at services each Sunday at 8 and 10am.