STEM: Southeast Tennessee Episcopal Ministry
STEM was established by the Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee in 2003. Today it consists of Trinity in Winchester, Holy Comforter in Monteagle, Christ Church in Alto, Christ Church in Tracy City, and Epiphany in Sherwood. Each church continues as its own entity with its own vestry or mission council, but each church also sends representatives to the STEM council and provides substantial financial support for the regional ministry. STEM has a full time Vicar, The Rev. Amy Lamborn, and a staff of six assisting priests who serve on Sundays on a rotating basis whenever the vicar is not present; and a part time administrator. Seminarians from the University of the South assist as a part of their field education.
Pictured above: STEM Vicar, The Rev. Dr. Amy Lamborn, celebrates the Holy Eucharist on Pentecost Sunday at Christ Church Alto in a joint celebration with Trinity Episcopal Church, Winchester.