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22nd Diocesan Convention
Nov. 5 & 6, 2004

“Bringing Forth Life & Giving Growth”


Hosted by the Northern Deanery
The Very Rev. Christopher Allen, Dean


 

Nominations for

Standing Committee

Ecclesiastical Trial Court

Trustee to the University of the South

Clerical Deputies to General Convention

Lay Deputies to General Convention

Standing Committee

Clerical Member (elect one)

Fr. Christopher T. Cantrell is Rector of the Church of the Holy Apostles in Fort Worth. Fr. Cantrell served as a Clerical Deputy to the 2000 and 2003 General Convention. He has served on the Commission on Ministry for the Priesthood. Fr. Cantrell has served on the Standing Committee of the Diocese and is an Examining Chaplain. He is currently Dean of the Fort Worth West Deanery.

 

Lay Member (elect one)

Judy Mayo is a member of St. Andrew’s, Fort Worth and has served six terms as a Deputy to General Convention on behalf of the Diocese. She currently serves on the Ministry Committee, the Social and Urban Concerns Committee, the Standing Committee on Ministry Development, and the Committee on the State of the Church for the General Convention of the Episcopal Church. On the Diocesan level, she serves as co-chair of the Christian Education Commission, the Commission on Ministry for the Diaconate, and the Camp Crucis Board of Managers. At St. Andrew’s she serves as the Director of Christian Education and is a member of the Guild and Ministry Outreach Committee.


Ecclesiastical Trial Court

Clerical Member (elect one)

The Rev. Timothy Matkin is the assistant Rector at St. Alban’s, Arlington. He teaches 4th through 8th grade religion classes at St. Alban’s School. He is a member of the confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament and the Society of Mary. On the Diocesan level he is a member of the Commission on Ministry for the Diaconate and the Spiritual Life Committee. He is also a member of the Catholic Clerical Union.


Trustee of the University of the South

Lay Member (elect one)

Mr. Kent Henning is a member of All Saints’, Fort Worth where he serves as a Lay Eucharistic Minister. He is on the Vestry, Finance Committee, Pastoral Care Commission, Church/School Relations Committee, and Personnel Committee. He is currently serving the last year of a term as Trustee to the University of South, also on the Diocesan level he has served on the Commission on Ministry for the Diaconate, the Nominating Committee for Diocesan Convention and on the Diocesan Schools Commission. His Civic and Business positions include serving on the Board of WestAid Alliance and serving as a Board Member/Officer for the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools.

Mr. Rick Ward is a lifelong Episcopalian and a 1987 graduate of the University of the South. He currently works as a physical therapist at Wise Regional Health System in Decatur. He has been a member of St. Vincent’s Cathedral since 1991. At St. Vincent’s he has spent a term on the Vestry serving as a two year Junior Warden, member of the Buildings and Grounds Committee, member of the School Committee, and chair of the Mission/Outreach Committee. He is currently involved as a lay reader/ subdeacon, member of the Mission/Outreach Committee and serves as Junior EYC Sponsor with his wife. At the diocesan level he has participated for three years in the Youth on Mission trip to Cuauhtemoc, Mexico and has been involved with the World Mission Committee. His wife Liz is a lifelong member of St. Vincent’s and currently works as a 4th and 5th grade teacher at St. Vincent’s School. They have three children (Matthew, Beth and Mary) all of whom attend St. Vincent’s School.


 

Deputies to General Convention 2006

 

Clerical Deputies (elect four)

Fr. Jay Atwood is Rector of St. Francis of Assisi, Willow Park, and has represented the Diocese as both a Clerical Deputy (2000 and 2003) and Alternate Clerical Deputy to General Convention (1994 and 1997). Fr. Atwood was the Dean of the Western Deanery from 1995-2002. He has served on the Worship Commission, Evangelism Commission and He serves on the Standing Committee on the Structure of the Church of the General Convention. He also serves as Chaplain to the Texas Motor Speedway and to the Aledo Volunteer Fire Department.

Fr. Christopher T. Cantrell is Rector of the Church of the Holy Apostles in Fort Worth. Fr. Cantrell served as a Clerical Deputy to the 2000 and 2003 General Convention. He has served on the Commission on Ministry for the Priesthood. Fr. Cantrell has served on the Standing Committee of the Diocese and is an Examining Chaplain. He is currently Dean of the Fort Worth West Deanery.

Fr. Thomas Hightower has served as the Rector of the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul in Arlington for the past 18 years. He served as a Clerical Deputy to the General Conventions of 1997, 2000, and 2003. Fr. Hightower is Chairman of the Commission on Ministry for the Priesthood, and has served on that Commission for the past 16 years. He has served two terms as a member of the Standing Committee of the Diocese. He is currently completing a term as a member of the Ecclesiastical Trial Court and the Standing Committee.

Canon Charles Hough is the Canon to the Ordinary of the Diocese, a position he has served in since 1994. He was formerly the Rector of St. Andrew’s, Grand Prairie (1989-94) and Church of the Good Shepherd, Granbury (1982-89). While in Granbury he served as President of the Ministerial Alliance. Canon Hough has represented the Diocese as a Clerical Deputy to the last six General Conventions, from 1988 through 2003 and chaired the Fort Worth Deputation at the last five General Conventions. He previously served the Diocese as President of the Standing Committee, as a member of the Executive Council, Dean of the Southern Deanery, Chair of the Worship Commission, Chair of the Mission Committee, and seven years as Board Member of the Anglican School of Theology.

Dean Ryan Reed is the Rector and Dean of St. Vincent’s Cathedral in Bedford, formerly the Vicar at Ascension/ St. Mark’s, Wise County. At the Diocesan level, Dean Reed has served on the Executive Council, Finance Committee, Commission on Ministry for the Laity, Christian Education Commission, Hispanic Affairs Committee, as Armed Forces Representative, and on the Board of the Anglican School of Theology. Dean Reed served as Alternate Deputy to General Convention in 2000 and 2003. His Civic and Business positions include serving on the Board of Directors of the Decatur Lions Club and Cross Timbers A&M Club, volunteer Chaplain at Wise Regional Medical Center and as former Army National Guard Chaplain.


Lay Deputies (elect four)

Anthony Clark is currently a member of St. Vincent’s Cathedral, Bedford. He has served as a member of the Bishop’s Committee, Vestry Clerk, and Acolyte Master at St. Timothy’s, Fort Worth. He has represented the Diocese as a Deputy to the last four General Conventions (1994-2003). On the Diocesan level, he has served two terms on the Executive Council and currently serves on the Commission on Ministry for the Priesthood, the Communications Commission, and the Worship Commission.

 

Judy Mayo is a member of St. Andrew’s, Fort Worth and has served six terms as a Deputy to General Convention on behalf of the Diocese. She currently serves on the Ministry Committee, the Social and Urban Concerns Committee, the Standing Committee on Ministry Development, and the Committee on the State of the Church for the General Convention of the Episcopal Church. On the Diocesan level, she serves as co-chair of the Christian Education Commission, the Commission on Ministry for the Diaconate, and the Camp Crucis Board of Managers. At St. Andrew’s she serves as the Director of Christian Education and is a member of the Guild and Ministry Outreach Committee.

Dr. Frank Salazar is a member of St. Alban’s, Arlington. He served on the Search Committee for the parish. He currently serves the parish on the Newcomers Committee, Folk Mass Choir, Lay Reader, Acolyte, and Chalice Bearer. Dr. Salazar served as a Deputy to General Convention in 2000 and 2003 and has also served as an Alternate. On the Diocesan level he serves as President of the Board of Trustees of the Diocese, the Executive Council, and the Finance Committee. He is the past president of the Executive Board of the Episcopal Center for Renewal and has served on the Diocesan Standing Committee.

Kay Stromberg is a member of St. Stephen’s, Hurst. A former Senior Warden at St. Stephen’s, she now serves as a Lay Eucharistic Minister, acolyte, co-chair of the Episcopal Church Women, and as a facilitator for scripture study. For the past four summers she has been an adult leader of the Youth on Mission to Mexico. She serves as a member of the diocesan Standing Committee, Executive Council, and Commission on Ministry for the Laity. She and her husband, Bud, are trainers for Safeguarding God's Children seminars in the Eastern Deanery, and she is an instructor for workshops on Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts. She served as an Alternate Deputy to General Convention in 2000 and 2003.

 

Walter Virden, III is a member of St. Marks’s, Arlington, and has represented the Diocese as a Deputy to General Convention six times previously. He is currently serving a six-year term as a member of the Standing Commission on Stewardship and Development of the General Convention of the Episcopal Church. He previously served the General Convention as a member of the Rules of Order Committee and Stewardship Committee. On the Diocesan level, he serves as the Treasurer of the Diocese, the Secretary of the Board of Trustees, and is a member of the Standing Committee, Executive Council and Finance Committee.

 

 



Pre-Convention Information Packet #2
for clergy and lay delegates:

Information Letter from Canon Hough

Welcome Letter from Dean Allen
in English and Spanish

Agenda

Budget

Bishop's Policies

Meals Form (PDF)

 

 

 


 
 

 
   
   
   

 

 

 

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