The Rev. Teresa F. Terry, a recent Virginia Theological Seminary graduate, has been called to serve as the covenant rector of Christ Episcopal Church, Milford, DE. During her seminary career, she served as an interim chaplain for the Episcopal Campus Ministry to the University of Maryland, College Park and as a seminarian intern at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Silver Spring, Maryland.
Mother Teresa is a native of Greenville, South Carolina. After two years of undergraduate work, she spent over two decades traveling the world as a United States Marine. After twenty years of service she retired from active duty, as a master sergeant in 2008.
Her passion for ministry focuses on meaningful worship, loving and healthy community, engaging formation experiences, and being a presence of healing and reconciliation in the world. Mother Teresa is a lively and skilled preacher and teacher as well as a solid pastoral presence for people of all ages. Her experience in both the Marine Corps and in the Episcopal Church has provided a strong skill set for leadership in this new call to ministry with the people of Milford.
Teresa is an avid movie buff and an accomplished glass artist. She is also a proud mother to both of her four-legged sons, Harley and Dexter. On her day off one is likely to find her enjoying a great cup of coffee at a local café, taking in the sights at a museum, or making her way through the trails of a park. She has an infectious laugh, a huge heart for those on the margins, and a willingness to meet everyone right where they are on their spiritual journey.
She is looking forward to contining the good work that is already happening at Christ Episcopal Church. From there, she is excited to partner with others to reach out into the community to be a voice of invitation so that all may know the power of Christ’s love and the joy of being part of a caring community of faith.