The Rev. Edward E. B. Thompson, Ph.D.
The Rev. Dr. Edward E. B. Thompson ("Ted") joined Trinity in September, 2018, as Rector. He grew up near Rockville, Maryland and was a priest in the Diocese of California for over 20 years. In 2009, with an Episcopal Church Foundation fellowship and the blessing of his bishop, Ted gave up his position as rector of Christ Episcopal Church, in Alameda, California, to pursue advanced studies and training in religion and conflict resolution. He undertook to grow the capacity of The Episcopal Church for the mission of reconciliation, convinced the Episcopal Church had both more to give and learn as a global partner for peace. While completing his Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution with a focus on religions and discernment, Ted worked as consultant and short-term staff with congregations on the east and west coasts for the Diocese of California. On behalf of the Presiding Bishop's Office of Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Affairs, Ted represents the Episcopal Church in Muslim-Christian, Hindu-Christian and Buddhist-Christian Dialogues hosted by the National Council of Churches. He and his wife Mary have a 13 year old son, William, whose next love after their dog "Bella" is baseball.