The Rev. Thomas Traylor

Hospice Chaplain
All Saints’, San Francisco

 Tom was born in Atlanta, Georgia and grew up in a Southern Baptist congregation.   He was ordained to the ministry in that tradition in 1974 and served both Southern and American Baptist congregations in Indiana for a dozen years.  He was confirmed in the Episcopal Church in 1989 and moved to California later that same year  He was ordained to the priesthood in 2004 by Bishop William Swing of the Diocese of California.

Tom received his B.A. from Emory University in Atlanta and the Master of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He also earned the Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Louisville. His principal work for more than twenty-five years has been in the field of hospice care, first as a social worker and for the past twelve years as the chaplain with the Kaiser Permanente hospice program in Hayward, California. He has also served as a pastoral associate at All Saints', San Francisco, since 2004. Tom and his partner, Milton Wong, live in San Francisco.