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The Reverend Joseph R. Woodfin

Rector

The Rev. Joe Woodfin loves Jesus and the Church. He was called as Rector of St. Peter's in July of 2021. Before that, he served as associate rector of St. Paul’s Church, Chattanooga, where he also served in various roles in diocesan leadership. At the beginning of his ministry as a priest, Father Joe was priest-in-charge of the Episcopal Church of Our Saviour in Gallatin, Tennessee, for two years.
 
Father Joe graduated in 2015 from the School of Theology of the University of the South, Sewanee, where he was president of the student body. Before seminary, he worked in residence life at his alma mater, Lipscomb University, and then was a partner in his family’s printing business. He is married to Carly Woodfin, and they have two children: Luke (11) and Maggie (9). Father Joe enjoys weightlifting, reading, cooking and baking, coffee, biblical studies, and St. Augustine, among many other interests.