The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth • 25 Years Together in Mission

shield 25th Annual Diocesan Convention
November 16 & 17, 2007
Election Results  
 
Standing Committee Elect 1 Clerical and 1 Lay member  
Clerical
member elected
fr. cantrell

The Very Rev. 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, 2003, and 2006 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 for seminarians.  He is currently Dean of the Fort Worth West Deanery and is currently a member of the Standing Committee.

Lay
member elexted
judy mayo

Judy Mayo is a member of St. Andrew’s, Fort Worth, and has served seven terms as a Deputy to General Convention on behalf of the Diocese.  She has served as a delegate to the Women’s Triennial three times and has served on several National Committees, including Ministry Development, Evangelism, and Social & Urban Concerns.  She currently is a member of the Standing Committee and is Lay Sub-Dean of the FW East Deanery.  She has formerly served on the Commission on Ministry, both for the priesthood and the diaconate.  She has co-chaired the Christian Education Commission and has served on the Executive Council, the Camp Crucis Board, the Missions Committee, the Capital Campaign Committee, and the Women’s Cabinet.  Judy is very involved at St. Andrew’s as Director of Children’s Ministry and Christian Education.  She has served on the Vestry, as Jr. Warden, as president of the ECW, as a lector and Altar Guild member, and as a delegate to Diocesan Convention many times. 

   

 

General Convention Deputies Elect 4 Clerical and 4 Lay deputies  
Clerical
deputies elected
charles hough IV

The Rev. 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 (1989-93) and Church of the Good Shepherd, Granbury (1982-89).  Canon Hough has represented the Diocese as a Clerical Deputy to the last seven General Conventions, from 1988 through 2006 and chaired the Fort Worth Deputation at the last six 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. He has served on the initial Strategy Committee of the Anglican Communion Network. He is also a member of the Constitution and Canons Committee.

  Dean Ryan Reed

The Very Rev. 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, and Commission on Ministry for the Laity, Christian Education Commission, Hispanic Affairs Committee, and Armed Forces Representative.  Dean Reed served as Alternate Deputy to General Convention in 2000, 2003 and Deputy in 2006. He is currently the President of the Standing Committee and is on the Planning Committee of the Anglican Communion Network. He is also a member of the Constitution and Canons Committee.

  fr. cantrell The Very Rev. 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, 2003, and 2006 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 for seminarians.  He is currently Dean of the Fort Worth West Deanery and is currently a member of the Standing Committee.
  fr. hightower

The Rev. Dr. Thomas Hightower has served as the Rector of the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul in Arlington for the past 21 years. He served as a Clerical Deputy to the General Conventions of 1997, 2000, 2003, and 2006. Fr. Hightower is Chairman of the Commission on Ministry for the Priesthood, and has served on that Commission for the past 20 years. He has served several terms as a member of the Standing Committee of the Diocese.

Lay
deputies elected
 

 

 

 

  judy mayo

Judy Mayo is a member of St. Andrew’s, Fort Worth, and has served seven terms as a Deputy to General Convention on behalf of the Diocese.  She has served as a delegate to the Women’s Triennial three times and has served on several National Committees, including Ministry Development, Evangelism, and Social & Urban Concerns.  She currently is a member of the Standing Committee and is Lay Sub-Dean of the FW East Deanery.  She has formerly served on the Commission on Ministry, both for the priesthood and the diaconate.  She has co-chaired the Christian Education Commission and has served on the Executive Council, the Camp Crucis Board, the Missions Committee, the Capital Campaign Committee, and the Women’s Cabinet.  Judy is very involved at St. Andrew’s as Director of Children’s Ministry and Christian Education.  She has served on the Vestry, as Jr. Warden, as president of the ECW, as a lector and Altar Guild member, and as a delegate to Diocesan Convention many times. 

  franklin salazar

Dr. Frank Salazar is a member of St. Alban’s, Arlington. 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, 2003, and 2006. On the Diocesan level he serves as President of the Board of Trustees of the Diocese, the Executive Council, and has served on  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

  walter virden III

Walter Virden III is a member of St. Marks’s, Arlington, and has served as Deputy to General Convention seven times. He has served as a member of the Standing Committee on Stewardship and Development. He previously served the General Convention as a member of the Rules of Order Committee and Stewardship Committee. He is a member of the Nashotah House Board of Trustees. 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. He has served on the Executive Council and Finance Committee.

  jo ann patton

Jo Ann Patton is a member of St. Andrew’s, Fort Worth, and served as an Alternate Deputy to the 2000 and 2006 General Convention.  She has served on the Standing Committee of the Diocese, is a Trustee of the Diocese, and serves on the Commission on Ministry for the Priesthood since 1991. She has been president of the Diocesan ECW, and has served as a delegate to the Triennial meetings at General Convention.

           
Ecclesiastical Trial Court Elect 1 Clerical member  
Clerical
member elected
fr. madison

The Rev. David Madison is the Director of Christian Education at All Saints’ Episcopal School, Fort Worth. He holds a J.D. degree from Baylor University and practiced law from 1999 to 2001. Currently Fr. Madison is a trainer for the Safeguarding God's Children program, a member of the Diocesan Christian Education Commission, and a member of the Diocesan Risk Management Committee.

 

     
University of the South Trustee Elect 1 Lay member
Lay
member elected
kent henning Mr. Kent Henning is a member of All Saints’, Fort Worth, where he serves as a Lay Eucharistic Minister.  He has served on the Vestry, Finance Committee, Outreach 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. He has also served on the Board of WestAid Alliance and as a Board Member/Officer for the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools.