THE REV. WILLIAM ‘FATHER MAC’ MCILMOYL

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THE REV. WILLIAM ‘FATHER MAC’ MCILMOYL

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Born on Oct. 22, 1949 in Troy, N.Y. to his physician father and socially active mother, Mac attended public schools through the fifth grade, then a military academy through middle school. At 13 he was off to an Episcopal boarding school (Trinity Pawling), and then on to an Episcopal College (Hobart and William Smith 1968-1972). 

His childhood was marked by physical activity and sports. Soccer in the fall, hockey in the winter, and lacrosse in the spring; these were the love and passion of his youth and adolescence. He also had the blessing of a healthy church foundation. His family attended St. John’s Episcopal Church every Sunday (like it or not), so he was raised within the Christian narrative.

After college graduation, Mac began his first career as an authentic American recreational fanatic, aka: ski bum.  He lived and skied for many years in Colorado and Utah before returning to the East Coast to care for his father, who since had retired to Florida. While there, he began attending St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Daytona Beach and quickly became very active there. He was soon to meet his wife, Sandy, discern a call to ordained ministry, and, after the passing of his father, head off to Seminary in Evanston, Ill. During his Middler year, their daughter Biz hit the planet.

Mac returned to Florida to begin his Priesthood as an Associate at St. James’ Episcopal Church in Ormand Beach, where he served for five years before being called to Grace Episcopal Church, St Helena in 1993.  Twenty-four years later, retirement set him adrift until he hit shore again at St. Luke’s in Calistoga, which continues to be one of the greatest blessings in his life.       

 

 
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