The Rev. Jeffrey D. S. Thornberg


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Jeff was born in Phoenix Arizona, and grew up in New Hampshire, Ohio, and Texas.  In 2005, he graduated with high honors from the University of Texas in Austin.  In 2008 he received his Masters of Divinity from The General Theological Seminary in New York City.  He served as the Associate Rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Portsmouth New Hampshire from 2008 to 2012 and as the Senior Associate of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Indianapolis Indiana from 2012 to 2015.

As the Rector of Holy Trinity, Jeff is the primary pastor, leader, preacher, and teacher of the community.  He supervises the day to day operations of the parish and leads the Vestry (the board of the church) in setting strategic goals for the future.  Jeff is passionate about congregational life, and the manner in which the Gospel of Jesus Christ manifests itself in Christian community.  In the Diocese of East Carolina, Jeff serves on the Trinity Center Board of Managers and here in Fayetteville, Jeff serves on the board of the Care Clinic.

Jeff is a lifelong ice hockey player, and a devoted fan of the Boston Bruins.  Since arriving to Holy Trinity in March of 2015, Jeff has taken to the Carolina Hurricane and Fayetteville Fire Ants.  Jeff is married to The Rev. Anne C. S. Thornberg (also an Episcopal priest).  They have three young daughters, Eleanor, Harriet, and Frances.

Please feel free to contact Jeff to get to know more about Holy Trinity, the Episcopal Church, or to be married, baptized, or involved in the life of the parish.  Jeff’s email address is