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The Rev. Louis Tonsmeire, Rector

The Rev. Louis Tonsmeire, Rector

The Rev. Louis Tonsmeire, Sr. has served as the Rector of St. Timothy’s Church since 1994.

A native of Mobile, Alabama, educated in the public schools there, and a graduate of Spring Hill College in Mobile, and the seminary at Sewanee, Tennessee (1957).

He was ordained deacon in 1957 and priest in 1958. He has served congregations in Alabama, Cartersville, Georgia, East Cobb County, Georgia, and Chattanooga, Tennessee. He and his wife, Sally, returned to Cartersville to live in 1994. They have two sons and their families who live in Cartersville, including two grandchildren.

His contract with St. Timothy’s is for 19 hours per week, as he is receiving a pension from the (Episcopal) Church Pension Fund, which restricts employment after retirement. (He has been known to be available more hours than this).

He is currently serving his fourth term as an elected member of the Cartersville City Council.
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