Rev. Tom Dahlman
Fr. Tom is the Rector of Emmanuel Episcopal Church. He studied at the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest in Austin Texas, where he graduated with an Masters of Divinity. He also has an M.A. in Ministry from Oklahoma Christian University in Edmond, and a B.A. in History from Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson TN, where Fr. Tom also played on the golf team. Before coming to Emmanuel Fr. Tom worked with Saint Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Broken Arrow, OK.
Prior to becoming an Episcopalian, Fr. Tom was a Minister in the churches of Christ for 10 years, working as an Associate Minister and a Youth and Family Minister. Tom grew up in the churches of Christ, specifically the Garnett church of Christ in Tulsa, where he learned the simple beautiful truths of the Christian faith. Fr. Tom has a strong Shawnee connection. His mom was born in Shawnee, but grew up on the family farm in Wanette with her 11 brothers and sisters.
Fr. Tom is married to Alexis who is a Registered Nurse working in surgery. They have two amazing children and have been married for 18 years. Fr. Tom is also the co-host of the Fundamentally Drained Podcast (https://fundrainpod.podbean.com).
Tom can get very excited about good coffee, authentic Mexican food, a round of Golf, Belgian Beer, and great theology or History books, but he is especially thrilled when he has the chance to share with the seekers and burned out Evangelicals the treasure of faith and loving welcome he found in the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion