Reverend Matthew Farr Named Baylor School Chaplain

  • Tuesday, February 20, 2024
Matthew Farr
Matthew Farr

Following a national search, Baylor School has named Rev. Matthew Farr ’03 the school’s new chaplain.

“What excites me most about this opportunity to return to my alma mater is that as Baylor's chaplain, I am entrusted with the care and keeping of the spiritual well-being of all who live, learn, and work together in this special place,” said Mr. Farr. “It is the honor of a lifetime to be invited to return as Baylor's next chaplain.

Since 2018, Mr. Farr has served as the school chaplain for The Episcopal School of Knoxville, a coeducational school for children in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. In addition to his role as Chaplain, Farr plans and teaches weekly religion classes for all grade levels at ESK. He was the Curate for the Southeastern Tennessee Episcopal Ministry in Franklin County, Tn. from 2017-18 and has served as a chaplain in the U.S. Naval Reserves since 2022.

“I am excited for the student body and the entire Baylor community to have not only a chaplain of Matt’s caliber but also someone who is returning to his alma mater,” said Head of School Chris Angel ’89 in the announcement.

Following graduation from Baylor, Mr. Farr earned a B.A. from Sewanee, The University of the South in 2007. In 2010 he joined Sewanee’s development office and served in various roles before being named the associate director of Annual Giving in 2014. He went on to earn a Master of Divinity from Sewanee’s School of Theology in 2017 and recently completed the requirements for a Certificate of Graduate Study from Sewanee.

Mr. Farr replaces Rev. Alex Gallimore, who recently accepted the senior pastor position at Heritage Baptist Church in Cartersville, Ga.

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