Deacon Tom Burns was Ordained to the Diaconate in 2002 and has been serving at St. Nicholas’ since 2005. He received a B.S. in Social Welfare with a minor in Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1982. He and his wife Gwen were married in December of 1988. Tom has worked at Big Spring State Hospital as a Psychiatric Social Worker since 1989.
He has been an Education for Ministry Mentor since 2003 and currently serves on the Boards of Directors for Happy Camp / Promise Camp and Prison Ministry.
Organist/Choirmaster & Lay Ministry Coordinator
Darryl Knapp received his Bachelor of Music in piano performance and choral conducting from Texas Tech University. He went on to study pipe organ and church music at The Manhattan School of Music in New York City. He has directed choral and handbell choirs of all ages in the Diocese of Northwest Texas for thirty years. He was the Organist/Choirmaster at Holy Trinity for 22 years. From 1999-2008 he also taught choir and directed musicals at Trinity School of Midland. He began his music ministry at St. Nicholas’ Episcopal Church in June 2005, and his greatest joy continues to be serving God and His Church through music.
Sharon has been employed with St. Nicholas’ Church since October 2016. While studying at Midland College she studied criminal psychology. She managed the family air-conditioning business for twenty-five years. Sharon’s hobbies include sewing, horseback riding and spending time with her ‘critters.
Scot was in the first confirmation class of 2005 at St. Nicholas’ and was confirmed under Bishop Ohl. He has been an active parishioner serving on the Vestry, Fellowship committee, Instructor in the Faith Through the ARTS program, and is currently Head of the Altar Guild. As an artisan, his passion is stained glass and he is willing to share his craft with anyone who wants to learn.