Rector: The Reverend Canon Tom Bradshaw
Father Tom was ordained a Deacon in the Episcopal Church USA in April 2002 before moving to the United Episcopal Church in North America in 2007. He was received as a Deacon in UECNA at St. Gabriel’s Anglican Church in Springdale, Arkansas, in July 2007.
He served as Deacon at St. Thomas Anglican Church in Mountain Home, Arkansas and in the mission outreach in Heber Springs until his ordination to the priesthood in October 2007. Father Tom completed the Masters of Ministry program through Veritas Theological Seminary in Heber Springs, Arkansas, in 2011.
He was instrumental in forming the community of St. Barnabas Anglican Church in Heber Springs, which was formally established in September 2007.
Father Tom has a degree in Business Administration and has completed graduate work in Health Care Administration. He currently also serves as Chaplain in the Arkansas Department of Correction.
Deacon: John “Jack” Sotallaro
Jack was ordained as a Deacon at St. Barnabas on January 31, 2015 in a service officiated by Bishop Glen D. Hartley of the Missionary Diocese of the South and Ozarks, UECNA. He grew up in the Roman Catholic Church. Following a period of disenchantment with the Roman Catholic Church, Jack looked to find a church home where he could support all of the tenets of the church. After several false starts, he moved to the Anglican Church in 2012.
Jack saw a need for his ministry in his daily law enforcement work with the Prosecutor’s Office of the 20th Judicial District in central Arkansas.