Fr. Bryan Owen


Originally from Tunica, Mississippi, Fr. Bryan Owen was baptized and raised in the United Methodist Church. He was confirmed as an Episcopalian in 1996 on the Feast of St. Mary the Virgin. Fr. Bryan earned a Master of Theological Studies degree from Vanderbilt Divinity School, a Ph.D. in Religion, Ethics, and Society from Vanderbilt University's Graduate Department of Religion, and a certificate in Anglican Studies from the School of Theology at the University of the South. 

Before accepting the call to serve as Rector of St. Luke's, Fr. Bryan served as Rector of the Church of the Incarnation in West Point, Mississippi and as Canon for Parish Ministry at St. Andrew's Cathedral in Jackson, Mississippi. 

Fr. Bryan and his wife, Julie, have two children, Mary Emerson and Hobson. 

The Reverend Trish Toburen (Mother Trish)

Associate Rector, School Chaplain

The Reverend Trish Toburen (Mother Trish) is an accomplished Associate Rector and School Chaplain with a rich and diverse background. Growing up in Tallulah, LA, she cultivated a passion for education and communication. Her journey led her through various academic pursuits, culminating in a Bachelor of Science in Speech Education and French Education from LSU, followed by a Master of Arts in Speech Communication from the same institution.

Trish's dedication to education extended to leadership roles, earning her a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Concordia University. With a remarkable range of certifications, including School Counselor Grades K-12 and Educational Leadership for Administration Grades PreK-12 her expertise is evident. 
Having served as a high school teacher, counselor, and administrator for nearly 40 years, Trish's impact spans both parochial and public education systems. Her teachings in religion encompassed Hebrew Scripture, New Testament, and Social Justice. Married to Dr. Robert Toburen, she is a proud parent and grandparent, residing in St. Francisville.

Trish's commitment to social justice extends globally, evidenced by her visits to the Franciscan Sisters' medical clinic in Aquin, Haiti, a favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and her time teaching in Jiaxing, China. Her adventurous spirit also led her to conquer the Machu Picchu trek in Peru and embark on a pilgrimage to Iona, Scotland. Trish's dedication to education, spiritual guidance, and worldly exploration defines her as a multifaceted and inspiring individual.

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