Father Robert Hankee has been pastor at St. Thomas since July 2019.


Deacon Tony Lewis is the resident Deacon serving at St. Thomas. Deacon Tony has been a member of St. Thomas for 13 years. He was ordained in June of 2017 at Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral. He assists Father Rob with masses and serves as a Chaplain for the Hancock County Jail.

Administrator of Faith Formation

Theresa Werking has been a member of St. Thomas since spring of 2000 and started as Administrator of Faith Formation during the summer of 2015.

Parish Secretary

Diane Brady is our Parish Secretary/Bookkeeper, she joined our staff in October of 2016. Diane volunteered as a religious education teacher from 2004-2013. Diane and her family have been members of St. Thomas for 20+ years. Diane is responsible for the daily  functions of our church office, some of which include, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, registering new parishioners, updating Sacramental Records, the weekly bulletin, and many other of our church office needs.

Youth Minister

We are in the process of looking for a Youth Minister.


Stephanie Garst has been a member of St. Thomas since moving to Fortville in 1976. She became a cantor and music director in 1981, a role she again fills, in addition to conducting the adult and youth choirs. She has also taught Religious Education classes and served as the Youth Minister. Currently, Stephanie is involved with RCIA, is the liturgist for the parish, and helps keep things running smoothly on a daily basis.