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

shield 25th Annual Diocesan Convention
November 16 & 17, 2007
Nominees for Elective Office  
 
Standing Committee Elect 1 Clerical and 1 Lay member  
Clerical
nominees
fr. barber

The Rev. J. Frederick Barber is Rector of Trinity Church, Fort Worth. He is currently serving as a member of the Executive Council, and serves as Ecumenical Officer for the diocese, and chairs the Diocesan Lay Ministry Committee. He also serves on the Executive Committee Task Force for Habitat for Humanity, and is a member of the World Mission 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.

Lay
nominees
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. 

  kay stromberg

Kay Stromberg has been a member of St. Stephen in Hurst for 21 years. She has served on the Vestry, as Senior Warden and has been an acolyte, Lay Eucharistic Minister, Bible Study Facilitator and has been on many St. Stephens Committees. On the Diocesan level, Kay has served on the Standing Committee, Executive Council, Commission on Lay Ministry, the World Mission Committee, has been a delegate to the Diocesan Convention and an Alternate to the General Convention. Kay is also involved in Circle of Friends, The Arts League and volunteers at Bishop Davies Nursing Facility.

General Convention Deputies Elect 4 Clerical and 4 Lay deputies  
Clerical
nominees
fr. atwood

The Rev. H. 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, 1997, 2006). Fr. Atwood was the Dean of the Western Deanery from 1995-2002. He has served on the Worship Commission, Evangelism Commission and has served 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. 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.

  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.

  fr. kresowaty The Rev. Edward Kresowaty is rector of St. Alban’s, Arlington. He formally served at Good Shepherd, Granbury since 2000. He has served on the Executive Council and as Alternate Deputy to General Convention. He has served on the Committee for Constitution and Canons, the Resolutions Committee, Clergy Compensation Committee.
 

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. stainbrook

The Very Rev. Christopher Stainbrook is Vicar of St. Timothy’s Church, Fort Worth, and is currently Dean of the FW East Deanery.  He is a member of the Executive Council and Chairman of the Diocesan Finance Committee. He serves as Historiographer of the Diocese of Fort Worth.  He has formerly served on the Standing Committee, the Camp Crucis Board of Managers, and as senior clergy advisor to the Youth Council.  He has formerly served as President of the Fort Worth Chapter of the Catholic Clerical Union and presently serves as President of the National Council of the Catholic Clerical Union.  He serves as the Bishop’s special liaison to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth and on the Bishop’s 25th Anniversary of the Diocese Planning Committee.   

  fr. wooten

The Very Rev. Scott Wooten is Rector of Good Shepherd Church in Wichita Falls.  Fr. Wooten currently serves on the Commission on Ministry for the Priesthood, the Board of Managers of Camp Crucis and is the Dean of the Northern Deanery. He is the clergy representative to the Youth Commission of the Diocese.

Lay
nominees
gerald gregory

Mr. Gerald Gregory is a member of St. John’s, Fort Worth where he has served as Sr. Warden, Jr. Warden, Sunday School Teacher, Chalice Bearer, Lay Reader, EYC Sponsor, and Delegate to Diocesan Convention.  Mr. Gregory is serving on the Executive Council, Commission on Ministry for the Laity, Lay Director for Cursillo and on the Board for the Episcopal Renewal Center for the Fort Worth and Dallas Dioceses.  He currently serves on the Board of St. John’s Foundation.

  toby matocha

Toby Matocha has been a member of St. Peter and St. Paul Church in Arlington for ten years where she has been Senior Warden and Newcomer Committee President.  She has also served as Junior Warden, Delegate to Diocesan Convention and participates in Vacation Bible School. She is a member of the Commission on Ministry for the Priesthood. Toby has been married for twelve years and is the mother of three children. Her Civic activities include PTA Representative/Coordinator and Project Safe Place Representative.

  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. 

  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.
  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.

  kay stromberg

Kay Stromberg has been a member of St. Stephen in Hurst for 21 years.  She has served on the Vestry, as Senior Warden and has been an acolyte, Lay Eucharistic Minister, Bible Study Facilitator and has been on many St. Stephen’s Committees. On the Diocesan level, Kay has served on the Standing Committee, Executive Council, Commission on Lay Ministry, the World Mission Committee, has been a delegate to the Diocesan Convention and an Alternate to the General Convention. Kay is also involved in Circle of Friends, The Arts League and volunteers at Bishop Davies Nursing Facility.

  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.

  mack wood

Mack Wood is a member of St. Anne’s, Fort Worth, where he serves as Lay Eucharistic Minister, Lay Reader, acolyte master, and choir member. He has served as Junior Warden and Senior Warden. He first held diocesan office in 1965, when he was elected to the Youth Commission at age 13. As an adult he has served as a delegate to Diocesan Convention and Alternate Deputy to General Convention in 1991, 1994, and 1997. Currently he serves on the Commission on Ministry, Executive Council, and Finance Committee.

           
Ecclesiastical Trial Court Elect 1 Clerical member  
Clerical
nominees
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.

  fr. matkin

The Rev. Timothy Matkin is the assistant Rector at St. Alban’s, Arlington. 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.

     
University of the South Trustee Elect 1 Lay member
Lay
nominee
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.