About Us

Who are We?

The Community of Travelers, a new worship experience at St Aidan's Episcopal Church, is a very different and exciting approach to experiencing God in the most personal way possible.  You'll enjoy worshiping and have fun meeting people just like you, ordinary people who have encountered an awesome God.  

You don't have to dress up. You can bring your animal companion with you. You don't have to pretend your life is perfectly in order. You'll find a friendly, relaxed place where you can be yourself. You'll be encouraged, challenged, and taught how to connect with God. You'll hear teaching you can apply to your life today. You might even experience worship in a way you never have before.

We want people to see Jesus for who he really is and to begin a relationship with him. As a church, we want to do life together as we seek to grow and understand what God has in store for each of us. You are not just welcome to The Community of Travelers, you are wanted.  Come expecting to find real people who are learning every day how to serve God by serving and loving each other.

Why do we need Community of Travelers?

The Church
St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church stands on a hill at the corner of Diamond Heights Boulevard and Gold Mine Drive in San Francisco. An enormous open flame is emblazoned on the front of the church, painted in the prism colors of fire: magenta, blue, orange, red and yellow. The flame is the symbol of Saint Aidan, a welcoming beacon of light and an invitation to all who see it to join us in celebration of the Good News of God’s Love and Grace.

          The people of St. Aidan’s reflect the warmth of the flame: vibrant, passionate, unpredictable, joyful, and all-embracing. Our strong lay-driven ministries reach out to the community at large, extending a heartfelt invitation to share our bountiful resources.

The people of St. Aidan’s reflect the warmth of the flame: vibrant, passionate, unpredictable, joyful, and all-embracing. Our strong lay-driven ministries reach out to the community at large, extending a heartfelt invitation to share our bountiful resources.

Individually, in our daily lives we try to follow the clear covenant of liberal evangelism to seek and serve Christ in all persons. We strive for justice and peace among all people and to respect the dignity of every human beinging.

The Pastors
Pastor Tommy Dillon serves as Rector of Saint Aidan's Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Before moving to San Francisco in 2006 he served for six years as Vicar of St. Augustine's Episcopal Church in Baton Rouge, LA. Currently he oversees several church/community programs such as a summer program for at-risk children, a neighborhood food bank, a mental health awareness support group, and a emergency preparedness committee.  He is a founder of "Sacred Cocktails" which is a weekly Spiritual discussion at the Lookout Bar in the Castro. Tommy was the first Director of Prisoner Aftercare Services for the National Volunteers of America in Alexandria, VA.  Previously he worked with the Volunteer of America of Greater Baton Rouge for seven years in Mental Health and Homeless Services. Tommy is a graduate of Louisiana State University, Yale University, Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, and the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church, where he specialized in Anglican Liturgy.  He serves as Board Chair of Sojourn Chaplaincy at the San Francisco General Hospital and is chair of the Episcopal Bay Area Salvadoran Coalition. He enjoys spending time with his Whippet Beamer, Traveling, photography, playing the guitar, and sharing funny stories from his southern roots.

Pastor Megan Rohrer is a Lutheran pastor, who is called to serve as the the Executive Director of Welcome - a communal response to poverty.  Megan's work with the homeless and hungry in San Francisco includes feeding more than 5,000 people a year, regularly living on the streets, and growing over 12,000 pounds of produce a year at community gardens Megan founded at churches around the Bay Area. Currently a candidate for the Doctorate of Ministry degree at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, Megan is studying the creative ministry practices used in the the late 60's in San Francisco's Tenderloin district to enable primarily gay street youth to create their own ministry, zines and social programs.  Megan is also a published author, a blogger for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, a reiki master, a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, a musician (playing the guitar, mandolin, ukulele, flutes, harp, harmonica and many other instruments) and is an artist (sculpture, painting and photography).

Assisting Clergy

               The Revs. Angela Guida, David Stickley, Jan Cazden and Mark Henderson

Music Leader

It is difficult to describe Queen Michelle Jordan with words alone. Many know her as an extraordinary singer, musician, actress, storyteller and muse.  Others know her as a spiritual counselor, teacher, facilitator, emcee and role model. To those of us that have been touched personally  by her strength, beauty and depth of spirit, we know her as Queen Michelle. Michelle Jordan has performed in theaters around the Bay Area including Theatreworks, A.C.T. and the Lorraine Hansberry Theater for over twenty years. Michelle is a member of the vocal performance ensemble WINGIT! and was a star in the hit musical “Crowns”, produced by Theatreworks. Michelle Jordan’s theatrical appearances include the Oakland Ensemble Theater Company's production of “Ain't Misbehavin” , the San Francisco production of “Cole”, TheatreWorks productions of “Hi Hat Hattie”, “Go Down Garvey” and “Dreamgirls”, for which she won a Critic's Circle Award for her portrayal of the character Effie.

CoT Mascot: Beamer