Vestry & Church Leaders


Robin Kares – Senior Warden

Robin is serving her third term, but she served on the Vestry before in 2005. Robin was inspired to visit an Episcopal church by the consecration of Gene Robinson as Bishop. She was impressed by St. Thomas’ clinic, attracted to corporate prayer and became fully engaged when St. Thomas became a radically welcoming congregation. Robin is the Champion for Stewardship on the Vestry, where she hopes to help people find the joy in recognizing their spiritual gifts and using them to be God’s hands on earth. She also wants to help people find the joy of giving-on placing a high value on God’s gifts to them and giving back at the same level. Robin currently lives in New Whiteland, but she is originally from Indianapolis. She lived in Carbondale, Illinois for 8 years, and that is where she met her wife, Paula, almost 34 years ago. Robin is a newlywed; her and Paula married this past June. They currently have two cat children, Zoey and Gracie. Robin has an older brother who is a nuclear physicist. He has 2 children and about to become a grandfather to twins. Robin and Paula love nature. They like to be outside, particularly with access to birds and critters. Paula is a great nature photographer. They also love to read, and when they can, participate in Round Robins and other St. Thomas activities.


Parish Administrator – Carol Macmillan

Carol and her husband, Nick, live in Bargersville. They enjoy traveling and spending time with family and friends. Carol has worked in parish administration for the past fourteen years with the Christians, the Methodists, and now the Episcopalians. She has been at St. Thomas since May 2014. Carol refers to herself as the Church Lady.


  1. Gordon Simons

    I was trying to discover who the priest is at St. Thomas. I saw no comment about who leads the congregation. Who is the priest?

    • Carol MacMillan

      Sorry for the delayed response! We are in the process of hiring a new priest. Currently, two retired priests are leading worship on Sundays:

      The Very Rev. Robert Giannini
      The Rev. Canon Richard Halladay

      Both are wonderful priests and give spot-on wisdom in their sermons. Canon Halladay was a former pastor here at St. Thomas and knows the congregation well.

      We hope you will join us some Sunday soon! Introduce yourself to one of our ushers and let them know you are new.

      Peace & Blessings,
      Carol Macmillan
      Parish Administrator

  2. My Grandfather was born in England in the 1870s. I have his Bible and Salter dated 1875. I would be glad to give it to your Church if there is any interest.

    • Carol MacMillan

      I will pass your kind offer on to our Vestry Senior Warden and will be in touch.

      Blessings & peace,
      St. Thomas Franklin

      • Carol MacMillan

        Hi, Mike. I heard back from our Vestry members. If you would like to donate your grandfather’s Bible & Salter, we would be honored to put it in our library here at St. Thomas. Feel free to contact me during business hours: Monday-Friday at 317-535-8985.

        St. Thomas Episcopal Church

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