The Rev. Dr. William Carl Thomas, better known as Father Bill, took his well-deserved retirement effective October 1, 2018. As we seek a new priest, other clergy are helping us with pastoral care and celebrating our worship, and we continue to welcome newcomers and pursue our parish ministries.
If you have questions or need information or assistance, please contact our parish office at 732-671-2524 or email@example.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
I think my bio should make it clear, first, that I don’t use the title Mother. If I need a title, I prefer Pastor or Chaplain but actually I prefer to be called Cathy.
Second, I’ve been a part of Christ Church since 1984 when we moved to New Jersey. I was ordained as an Episcopal priest in 1977. I am also an ACPE-certified Educator (commonly known as a CPE Supervisor.) [Clergy will know what that means.] Currently I work with students full-time at Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ.
Third, I’ve been married for almost 44 years to a urologist Mike Bickerton, MD. We have three adult sons, two daughters-in-law, and three grandchildren. We live in Fair Haven with our one cat.
Fourth, I graduated from Vassar College in 1971, from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in 1974 with my M.Div. magna cum laude, and my D.Min. in Pastoral Care and Counseling with Distinction from Drew Theological School in 2006. Technically, I am “The Rev. Dr. Cathy Bickerton.”