Timothy Rutherford to Join HT as Head Chaplain
After a thoughtful and extensive candidate search, Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy has named Timothy Rutherford as its Head Chaplain. Chaplain Rutherford will join the Upper School (Pineda campus) in August after graduating from Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, VA, where he is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity.
Chaplain Rutherford loves to call Florida his home. He attended West Orange High School in Winter Garden and then Flagler College, where he graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Art, Majoring in History and Minoring in Youth Ministry. Prior to moving to Virginia in 2019, Chaplain Rutherford taught 7th grade Science at Oslo Middle School in Vero Beach and was Chaplain at St. Andrews Episcopal Academy in Fort Pierce. He brings more than 15 years experience in youth ministry and education to Holy Trinity’s Upper School.
“We reviewed numerous qualified and capable candidates, but Timothy really stood out, not only for his shared Christian values, but for his experience and sincere interest in working with adolescent youth,” said Dr. Katherine M. Cobb, President of Holy Trinity. “I believe he will be a tremendous and needed asset to us as we continue to pursue the Holy Trinity identity of a mind, body, spirit education.”
Chaplain Rutherford will replace the Reverend Porter C. Taylor, who has served as the Upper School’s Interim Chaplain since the start of the 2021-22 school year, graciously dividing his time between Holy trinity and his full-time position as Rector at St. David’s By the Sea Episcopal Church in Cocoa Beach.
Chaplain Rutherford will be returning to Florida in June with his wife Amie and their two sons Beowulf and Asher.