The Rev. Canon Tanya Wallace
Rector, All Saints’ Episcopal Church
South Hadley, MA
The Rev. Canon Tanya Wallace, born and raised in the Connecticut River Valley, is a leader who loves God, follows Jesus, listens deeply, loves boldly, welcomes radically, leans into transformational conflict, strives for justice, builds up communities and individuals in faith, and is convinced that anything is possible when we dream with God.
A graduate of Mount Holyoke College, she completed the Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in Women’s Studies and Religion. Before seminary she was a social worker with vulnerable populations in Washington, DC and northern New Jersey. In 2000, she graduated from the Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, earning a Master of Divinity with a concentration in Religion and Education; upon graduation, she was awarded the Maxwell Fellowship for Highest Promise of Excellence in Parish Ministry. After serving at the Church of St. Luke in the Fields, the Church of the Ascension, and as Adjunct Professor at Union Theological Seminary (all in New York City), she was called to be Canon Educator at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Burlington, VT. In Vermont, Canon Wallace served on Cathedral Chapter and the Executive Committee of Diocesan Council, chaired the Commission on Ministry, and was elected Clergy Deputy to General Convention.
Canon Wallace became Rector of All Saints’ Church, South Hadley, in 2009, and Founding Director of the Lawrence House Service Corps in 2014. In Western Massachusetts she has served as President of the Standing Committee, Vice President of the Diocesan Council, Safe Church Officer and President of the Disciplinary Board, Dean of the Franklin-Hampshire Clericus, and Chair of the General Convention deputation. She is a consultant in the Episcopal Church in Connecticut, and recently served an elected term on the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church.
With her spouse of 23 years, their 17-year-old daughter, and Aussie puppy, she enjoys pilgrimage, snorkeling, knitting, photography, and being a field hockey mom.