The Reverend David J. (Joe) Boyles has been the vicar of St. Mary’s since his ordination to the priesthood by The Right Reverend John Howard in December 2013. He is a life-long Episcopalian, raised at Holy Trinity in Gainesville and confirmed in 1961 by Bishop Hamilton West.
Following high school graduation in 1966, he entered the United States Air Force Academy, graduating four years later with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a commission. His subsequent 27-year career was split between the career fields of flying and logistics. His 12 assignments included, combat flying in Southeast Asia; three overseas assignments; graduate school; and five commands at squadron and group level. He retired in 1997 as a colonel and moved with his wife Linda to Madison, Florida.
They immediately joined St. Mary’s and held numerous leadership roles before Joe was called and began study for the priesthood in 2011. Since 1997, he has managed a family held forestry business located in three North Florida counties. Joe and Linda have been married since 1970 and raised two children and are grandparents of three. He also serves on the Diocesan Common Ministry Budget Committee.
Bishop, Diocese of Florida: The Rt. Rev. S. Johnson Howard
Vicar: The Rev. Joe Boyles
Secretary: Liz King
Sexton: Kitty Smith
Accompanist: Helen McCain
Choir Director: Linda Boyles
Sunday School Coordinator: B.J. Curtis
Senior Warden: Bobbi Breo
Junior Warden: Dale Stone
Treasurer: Steve Ersch
Vestry: John Booth