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About St. Francis Episcopal Church


St. Francis Church

Over 100 families of St. Francis form a loving community which finds great joy and fulfillment in deepening our relationship with God and with one another. We offer ourselves to God to be used in God's work of building the Kingdom of God in this world. We invite you to come and see if this is the place for you. At St. Francis you will find:
  • Bible and prayer based worship
  • Acceptance of "all sorts and conditions of mankind"
  • Opportunities for study in an honest and stimulating environment
  • Opportunity to minister to others
  • A community of support for daily life and in the time of crisis
  • People who are growing in relationship with God
  • People who are learning to love one another as Christ loves us
  • People who know that we all fall short of perfection.

St. Francis Episcopal Church is a part of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, a Community of Miraculous Expectation. 

St. Francis Vision, Mission and Core Values

The Vision for St. Francis is to:

  • Promote spiritual growth through education and worship;
  • Reach out in service to the community;
  • Increase diverse music ministries to create a joyful sound in celebration;
  • Provide vibrant children's, youth and campus ministries; and
  • Create a variety of ministries and programs for everyone.

St. Francis is a community of Christians whose mission is to love one another, serving God's kingdom on earth through:

  • Developing discipleship through worship, prayer, education and fellowship;
  • Ministering to one another; and
  • Offering ourselves as servants in God's world.

These core values support our mission and vision:

  • Welcoming all people to a loving, accepting family of God's children;
  • Joyfully worshipping within the diverse framwork of Episcopal liturgies;
  • Providing an active, loving environment and programs for children and youth; and
  • Providing a Safe Harbor across the generations.
St. Francis Vestry
  • Joe Hayes, Senior Warden
  • Andy Meisenheimer, Junior Warden
  • Roy Barron
  • Tom Camp
  • Mike Flynn
  • Gerry Kuklewitz
  • Bill Cornett
  • Christina Matthews
  • Connie Wilson
  • Paul Steuffert
  • Linda Gray
  • Tommie Ann Grinnell


Our Staff

 Clergy:  Father Mitch Tollett

The Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church is a member of the worldwide Anglican Communion, with 70 million members in 163 countries. We are bound together by our belief that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that the Bible contains the core of all Christian faith.

We believe there is one God who creates all things, redeems us from sin and death and renews us as the Children of God. We believe that God loves all people and that he yearns for us to return that love.

Our focus in the Episcopal Church is on learning to love God and to love one another as Christ Loves us. We promise to follow Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord and believe that God is at work in the world protecting, healing, comforting, and empowering us for life as his people.



Our Staff

The Rt. Rev. Andrew Doyle

The Rt. Rev. Dena Harrison
    Bishop Suffragan

The Rt. Rev. Jeff W. Fisher
    Bishop Suffragan

Father Mitch Tollett

Cathy Nye
    Parish Administrator

Norma Gagliano

Joe Hayes
    Senior Warden - Evangelism

Andy Meisenheimer
    Junior Warden - Buildings & Grounds

Roy Barron
    Vestry Member - Administration

Tom Camp
    Vestry Member - Finance

Mike Flynn
    Vestry Member - Communication

Gerry Kuklewitz
    Vestry Member - Stewardship

Bill Cornett
    Vestry Member - Outreach

Christina Matthews
    Vestry Member - Hospitality

Connie Wilson
    Vestry Member - Pastoral Care

Linda Gray

Tommie Ann Grinnell

Paul Steuffert

  • Church Altar 2010
St. Francis Episcopal Church
3232 Jan AvenueMap
Tyler, TX 75701
Phone: (903) 593-8459

A Loving Community, Serving God's Kingdom



Driving Directions: The best way to get to St. Francis is from the south Loop. If you are driving west on the Loop, turn right onto Jan Avenue. If you are driving east on the Loop, then turn NORTH onto New Copeland Road from Loop 323, turn RIGHT onto Shepherd Lane, then LEFT onto Jan Avenue. Check out St. Francis at Google Maps.