23rd Annual Diocesan Convention


for elective positions of service to the diocese

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  STANDING COMMITTEE – Clerical Member (elect one)  

The Very Rev. Ryan Reed is the Dean of St. Vincent’s Cathedral Church and School and has served the last two years as President of the Standing Committee. He is currently a clerical deputy to General Convention and served as an alternate in 2000 and 2003. He serves on the Executive Council for the Diocese and has been a member of the Finance Committee, Christian Education Committee, and the Armed Forces Representative. He is currently a member of the Steering Committee for the Anglican Communion Network.


The Very Rev. Christopher Stainbrook
is Vicar of St. Timothy’s Church, Fort Worth, and has served on the Standing Committee and as vice-chair of the Camp Crucis Board of Managers. Fr. Stainbrook is currently Dean of the Fort Worth East Deanery, chairs the Finance Committee, and serves as the Historiographer of the diocese.
  STANDING COMMITTEE – Lay Member (elect one)  

Susan Bradley is a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Brownwood. She has served on the Commission on Ministry for the Priesthood since 1997. She has also worked on the Clergy Wives Retreat Committee. Her church activities include Women of the Church, Altar Guild, and Sunday School. She has been active in a number of community groups and services including The Noah Project for Battered Spouses, Brownwood Women’s Club, Brownwood Area Community Concert Series, The Garden Culture Club of Brownwood, and Keep Brownwood Beautiful. She has recently joined the Kiwanis of Brownwood. She has experience managing bookstores at Howard Payne University and Nashotah House Seminary.

Dr. Frank Salazar
is a member of St. Alban’s, Arlington. He served on the parish search committee. 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.

ECCLESIASTICAL TRIAL COURT – Clerical Member (elect one)

The Very Rev. William Crary
is the Rector of St. Laurence, Grapevine, and Dean of the Eastern Deanery. He is among the senior active clergy in the diocese and the former Rector of both All Saints', Fort Worth, and St. Vincent's, Bedford. He serves on the Finance Committee and the Commission on Ministry, and his previous experience includes service on the Standing Committee and Executive Council.
Fr. William Taylor
is currently Associate Rector at Trinity Church, Fort Worth; former Rector at St. Stephen’s, Hurst; Curate at St. Alban’s, Arlington. Fr. Taylor has served as Clerical Member of Ecclesiastical Trial Court, Alternate Clerical Deputy to General Convention, member of Executive Council and on the Finance Committee. His civic positions include serving on various non-profit boards in Arlington including United Way, The Volunteer Center and Mid-Cities Care Corps Board.
  ECCLESIASTICAL TRIAL COURT – Lay Member (elect one)  

John R. Cook, is a member of St. Andrew's, Breckenridge, where he has served as Senior Warden. At the diocesan level he has held positions on the Standing Committee, Finance Committee, and Executive Council. He is the former chairman of Texas Motor Vehicle Commission and a former member of the Texas House of Representatives. Married 37 years to Suzan Cook, two children, attorney.

Nancylee Staggs
is a member of St. Vincent’s Cathedral, Bedford, where she has served as ECW president. She is a member of the choir and has been Director of Christian Education for 10 years. She works as a school counselor in Lewisville. She had her husband, Mike, have two daughters and one granddaughter.
  UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTH – Lay Trustee (elect one)  
    Rick Ward is a 1987 graduate if the University of the South and a member of St. Vincent’s Cathedral, Bedford. He currently serves as a subdeacon/layreader and a member of the mission/outreach committee. He has previously served as Junior Warden and member of the School committee and as an EYC sponsor. At the diocesan level, he has been involved with the World Mission Committee and have made four trips with the Youth on Mission team to La Gran Familia in Cuauhtemoc, Mexico. He is a physical therapist working at Wise Regional Health System. He and his wife, Liz, have three children.  
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