St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church



The Rev. Dr. Marshall Jolly in the nave of the church

The Rev. Dr. Marshall A. Jolly, Rector

The Rev. Dr. Marshall A. Jolly began his ministry as the 19th rector of St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church on All Saints’ Day in 2023. Marshall has broad experience serving in local, diocesan, statewide, and churchwide leadership positions, and is also President of the parish’s 3K-12th Grade College Preparatory Day School, Mead Hall Episcopal School. Prior to his arrival in Aiken, Marshall served churches in the Dioceses of Western North Carolina, Lexington, and Atlanta.

A native of Paris, Kentucky, Marshall is a proud alum of both Transylvania University (BA, American Studies) and Emory University’s Candler School of Theology (DMin, MDiv, Certificate in Anglican Studies). He enjoys running, reading, and cooking, is a novice tennis player, and in an effort to become more patient and humble, Marshall has recently taken up golf. Most important and life-giving of all, he is married to Elizabeth, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Their household is managed by Hambrick, a little Himalayan cat with a huge personality. Contact him for:

  • Pastoral Care Concerns
  • Wedding & Funeral Planning
  • Administrative Matters
  • Anything On Your Mind!

The Rev. Joseph Whitehurst, Associate Rector

Joseph Whitehurst graduated from the University of South Carolina. He has his Masters of Divinity from Seabury Western Theological Seminary. In addition to serving at St. Thaddeus, Joseph is chaplain and director of spiritual life at the parish day school, Mead Hall. Contact him for:

  • Pastoral Care Concerns
  • Questions about Acolytes
  • Summer Youth Mission Trip
  • Anything On Your Mind!

The Rev. Jane Hostetter, Deacon

As a former cardiac nurse in New Jersey, Jane has always felt called to pastoral care. Jane is a cradle Episcopalian, having always attended St Luke’s Episcopal Church in Peapack, New Jersey. She moved to Florida in 1986, and went to diaconate school for 3 years in Ft. Lauderdale and completed her pastoral education at Jackson Memorial in Miami. She was ordained on December 15, 2007 in the Diocese of Southeast Florida by Bishop Frade. Jane worked as a deacon at All Saints Episcopal Church in Jensen Beach, Florida for a year before moving to Aiken in 2009. She started at St Thaddeus in the Fall of 2010 and has been with us ever since. Contact her for:

  • Pastoral Care
  • Anything On Your Mind!


SONDRA BOYER, Parish Administrator

Sondra is the executive assistant to the Rector, providing administrative support for his ministry in the church, school, and community. She also serves as the communications director for the parish. Contact her for:

  • Appointments with Fr. Marshall
  • Bulletin & Email Announcements
  • Questions about Membership
  • Scheduling Events at the Parish
  • Questions about the Graveyard


Denise oversees financial and physical ministries for the parish. She handles accounts payable, giving statements, human resources, payroll, and maintenance matters for the parish. Contact her for:

  • HR-Related Matters
  • Giving Statements
  • Maintenance Requests
  • Reimbursement Requests
  • Budget Requests
  • Information Regarding Planned Giving

DON DUPÉE, Choirmaster & Organist

Don leads the choir and accompanies on the organ during the 11:15 am service, as well as providing occasional accompaniment during the summer months. Don also provides music for special events, including weddings and funerals. Contact him for:

  • Inquiries Related to the Choir and/or Organ
  • Arranging Accompaniment for Special Services
  • Wedding & Funeral Planning


  • Marianne Swearingen, Senior Warden (2026)
  • Larry Wyont, Junior Warden (2025)
  • Ray Buchholz (2025)
  • JR Ludwick (2024)
  • Susan Elder (2026)
  • Will Gibbs (2026)
  • Jennifer Huff (2024)
  • Susanna King (2024)
  • Barbara McKnight (2025)
  • Susan Stribling, Clerk (2024)
  • Ellison Weist (2025)
  • Morgan Whiteside (2026)
  • Larry Melzer, Treasurer (non-voting member)