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Meet Our Clergy

Fr. Bill Terry

The Very Rev. William “Bill” Terry is a native of New Orleans. He is assigned as the Episcopal Chaplain for Tulane School of Medicine and serves as Faculty in the Program in Medical Ethics and Human Values.

After serving in the United States Navy in the Presidential Honor Guard and Inshore Warfare Group during the Vietnam era, Fr. Terry received an honorable discharge and began his studies at Tulane University, where he received his B.A. After several years as a commercial insurance underwriter, Fr. Terry was called to ministry. He received a Master of Pastoral Studies from Loyola University and was admitted to Sigma Alpha Nu Jesuit Honor Society. He recieved his Master of Divinity degree from Nashotah House Seminary in Wisconsin, and in 2003, at the age of 52, Fr. Terry was ordained and became the Rector of St. Anna’s Episcopal Church in the Treme. While at St. Anna's, Fr. Terry started a youth group based on the Anna’s Academy legacy, building it up to 25 at-risk teenagers. He is also a certified FEMA Chaplain.

Fr.Terry is currently enrolled in the Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics at Loyola Chicago in the Masters Level Program. He is married with three children and a granddaughter. He lives in Meraux with his four dogs of all sizes.

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