Staff

Pastor

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

Administrator of Religious Education

Leah Sears and her husband, Kevin, have been married 20 years. They have two daughters Kyra and Kate. They have been active parishioners here at St. Thomas the Apostle for 13 years and Leah has taught in our Religious Education program for 12 years. She has also been a member of the Faith Formation Committee, Women’s Club and a lector at Mass.

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 Ministers

Steven and Ruth Moll are Youth Group Leaders as well as Confirmation Catechists.  They have been members of the St. Thomas community since 2011 where they have both been engaged on several committees and organizations.   They have three children Aaron, Corey, and Mary.  They love the close, caring community that St. Thomas provides for their family, and they look forward to helping youth find their place in the St. Thomas community as well as the greater Catholic community.

Liturgist

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.

Social Media Coordinator

Amanda “Mandy” McAlarney is our Social Media Coordinator and a Second Grade Catechist. Mandy, her husband Seth, and their two children, Elizabeth, and Jack joined the St. Thomas Parish family in 2017.  They have found an extended family here at St. Thomas, while serving in various capacities. Mandy strives to facilitate faithful engagement via social media for those who seek to know more about our parish, community, and the Catholic faith.