The Rev. Rick Wilson is the Rector of the Episcopal Church of St. Matthew and Dean of the Tucson Corridor Deanery. Serving as Rector at St. Matthew’s for 11 years, he began as Priest-in-Charge under Special Circumstances five months before his call. Within the Diocese of Arizona, he has been on the Standing Committee, the Arizona Board of Examining Chaplains, and Church Assistance Committee. Currently, he is a member of the Creation Care Council for the diocese.
Previous to his holy orders being received into the Episcopal Church, he was employed as a Fund Development professional with Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation, Bridgepointe (dual affiliate of Easter Seals and Goodwill) and Volunteers of America of Kentucky and Tennessee. Achievements within the fundraising community include serving as president of the Tucson Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and having earned the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) status. He received a Licentiate in Sacred Theology (Early Church History emphasis) and Master of Divinity at the University of St. Mary of the Lake.
In April 2021, he served as the Faith Respondent on Stewardship for the Best Skills, Best Churches presentation for the Diocese of Northern California.