Interim Pastor
The Vestry of St. Mary's in Tuxedo is pleased to announce the appointment of The Rev. Canon Bruce W. Woodcock as our Interim Pastor.  Rev. Woodcock will begin serving is this new position on January 3, 2016. Please join us in welcoming him to St. Mary's.
The Vestry
 
The Rev. Canon Bruce W. Woodcock. has served as Vicar of St. Matthew's Paramus from 2005-2015, and has been called to St. Mary's-in Tuxedo as the Interim Pastor beginning on January 3, 2016.  Since his ordination in the diocese of Southeast Florida (2003), Fr. Bruce has also served as a hospital and Seamen's Church Institute chaplain, and as a member of the Board of Ethics for Clarkstown NY.  His career with the national church has included service with four presiding bishops at the Episcopal Church Center, working in World Mission on overseas community development in Africa, Asia and Latin America and as the Assistant Secretary for Legislation in the Office of the General Convention. He most recently served at the Church Pension Group as Manager for International Relations and Pastoral Care.

A graduate of Hobart College in Religious Studies, Fr. Bruce holds Master's Degrees in Divinity and Sacred Theology from General Theological Seminary,  International Administration from the School for International Training, and graduate study certificates in Human Interaction, Training Theory and Practice, and Organizational Development from the NTL Institute. He is an honorary Canon of Trinity Cathedral in Monrovia, Diocese of Liberia, West Africa (2008), and served in Sierra Leone and Burkina Faso with the Peace Corps and Save the Children.
Married in London, England in 1984, Fr. Bruce, his wife Thayer, and their sons, James and Jonathan, live in Nyack, NY where Thayer has been parish administrator at Grace Episcopal Church since 2000, having previously worked as Assistant  Director of Advertising and Public Relations at the New York Philharmonic and Program Editor for the Lincoln Center Festival.
Fr. Bruce has worked in over 50 countries around the world and maintains close contacts with Anglican Provincial partner church leaders in Brazil, Central America, Cuba, Korea, Mexico and the Philippines. His Chinese name, Wu Pei-Shih 吳培世, selected by the Bishop of the Diocese of Taiwan, generally means: 'A person devoted to the nurture of the world.'  He currently is learning to practice Tai Chi and enjoys reading, hiking, and providing spiritual direction and pastoral care.
 
Thayer and Bruce at the National Cathedral, Washington DC, All Saints 2015