116 N Academy St, Murfreesboro, TN 37130  615-893-3780

Martha Tolbert

A lifelong Episcopalian, I was baptized and confirmed at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Louisville, KY.   From KY, the state of my birth, my family moved to the Kansas City area when I was in high school.   Our family was again blessed with a wonderful church experience at Christ (Episcopal) Church in Overland Park, KS.  After graduating from the University of Missouri at Kansas City with a BS in Accounting, I worked in public accounting at an international accounting firm.  My career later took me to Nashville in 1991 where I eventually worked for both Baptist Hospital and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.   While working, I earned my MBA from Vanderbilt.  During my time in Nashville, I worshipped at both St. David’s in Nashville and St. Paul’s in Franklin.

My career continued with a stint in Birmingham, AL.  After two years, I moved to Murfreesboro in 2007 to accept a position as the Chief Financial Officer of what is now St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.   Here is where I met my husband, Larry.  Larry’s church experience was different from my own, but we finally agreed to make St. Paul’s our church home.  We were made to feel welcome and gradually became involved in parish life.  Larry and I attend the 7:30 a.m. service.  We are both ushers, Larry also serves as a lector and I serve as a Eucharistic Minister.  I’m also a member of the Altar Guild.

I’m now retired from the hospital and spend time involved with the United Way as a Board and Finance Committee member;   at the American Red Cross and in P.E.O., a philanthropic educational organization that helps women achieve their educational goals.  Larry and I are avid bicyclists and tour the country on our tandem bicycle.

It is very humbling to have been nominated for the Vestry. This is an exciting time in the life of our parish and I would be honored to serve and become a part of it.

(Vestry term expires 12/31/2020)