The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth
Equipping the Saints for the Work of Ministry
 

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The 29th Annual
Diocesan Convention

November 4 & 5, 2011 • Hosted by the Southern Deanery

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Nominees for Office in the Diocese

Standing Committee • elect 1 clerical and 1 lay member
Clerical Nominees
Fr. Joel Hampton The Rev. Joel Hampton is Rector of St. Andrew’s, Breckenridge. He came to the diocese in 2008 after serving the first portion of his ministry as a military chaplain. Since moving to Breckenridge, he has joined the Ministerial Alliance, serving as its vice president, and he is a volunteer chaplain at Stephens Memorial Hospital. At the diocesan level, Fr. Hampton is a member of the Commission on Ministry for the Priesthood, and he has served on the clergy staff at Camp Crucis for two summers.
  Fr. Kresowaty The Rev. Edward Kresowaty is Rector of St. Alban's, Arlington. Currently he is completing an unexpired term on the Standing Committee for a member who resigned. Fr. Kresowaty has served on the diocesan Executive Council, the Committee on Constitution and Canons, and the Clergy Compensation Committee. He is the diocesan Liturgist and chairs the Resolutions Committee for diocesan convention. In 2006 he served as an alternate deputy to General Convention. He also served for three years on a committee of the Office of Research Integrity and Compliance at UTA.
     
Lay Nominees Bob Davis Robert Davis is a member of St. Francis, Dallas, where he began as an acolyte in 1968 and became a chalice bearer in 1972. He has served two terms on vestry, where he was a Senior Warden and member of the 1991 rector search committee. Bob has been a delegate to eight diocesan conventions. Presently he is a member of the diocesan Risk Management Committee. An attorney in private practice since 1966, he was served as elected State Representative for 10 years and was Director of the governor's Office of Budget and Planning (1987-88). He became a Dallas County Justice of the Peace in 1999.
  David Johnson David Johnson is a member of St. Vincent’s Cathedral in Bedford, where he serves as a lay reader and verger. He assists with Vacation Bible School and is a member of the Web site committee. David is chairman of the Vergers Guild of the diocese. He is a contracts specialist for the Army/Air Force Exchange Service.
  Dean Tetirick Dean Tetirick is a founding member of Christ the Redeemer in Fort Worth. A longtime Episcopalian, he served three terms on vestry at his previous parish. His volunteer positions included acolyte master, choir member, stewardship chairman, and Senior Warden. At Christ the Redeemer he has participated in the choir and Men's Ministry and is a member of the audit committee. Both a CPA and a lawyer, Dean is vice president and general counsel for the Apex Capital Group. His community involvement includes leadership roles in Junior Achievement, the Fort Worth Stock Show Syndicate, and the Entrepreneurship Institute of Tarrant County.
  Ron Turner Ron Turner is a member of St. Vincent's Cathedral in Bedford, where he serves as verger and lay eucharistic minister and sings in the choir. He has served the parish as both Senior and Junior Warden and is a nine-time delegate to the convention. He has chaired numerous special committees and currently heads the parish Communications committee. Ron is a founding member of the diocesan Verger's Guild and was a member of the planning committee for the inaugural ACNA Assembly.
  Dennis Ward is a member of St. Andrew’s, Fort Worth, where he has served as chalice bearer and member of the Associate Vestry and has chaired the Stewardship Committee. Over the years, he has been an officer of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew and member of the Executive Committee of the Bishop Iker Challenge Golf Tournament. A self-employed CPA, he is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Anglican Relief and Development Fund.
     

Ecclesiastical Trial Court • elect 1 clerical member and 1 lay member

Clerical nominees Fr. Matkin The Rev. Timothy Matkin is vicar of St. Matthew’s, Comanche; Trinity, Dublin; and St. Mary’s, Hamilton. At the diocesan level he serves on the Commission on Ministry for the Diaconate as an examiner of ordinands. He is a member of the faculty of St. Anselm's School and the St. Michael’s Conference Southwest. He is a former member of the Ecclesiastical Trial Court. He blogs at timotheosprologizes.blogspot.com.
  Fr. Andy Powell The Rev. Andy Powell is Rector of St. Andrew’s, Grand Prairie. He came to the diocese from a church in Midland, Texas, where he also served as vice president of the Ministerial Alliance. In May 2011 Fr. Powell participated in a SOMA mission trip to Uganda.
     
Lay Nominees Bob Haslam Robert Haslam is a member of St. Andrew's, Fort Worth, where he has served as acolyte warden, usher, and Sunday School teacher and has been a member of the vestry, Associate Vestry, and Mission & Ministry Committee. At the diocesan level, he has been a leader of the Alpha and Philippians courses. A lawyer in private practice, Bob is past president of the Tarrant County Trial Lawyers and Young Lawyers associations. He teaches a course on “Your Legal Responsibilities after 18” in Tarrant County schools. An avid golfer, he is a USGA member and has hit four holes-in-one.
  Jimmy Henry Jimmy Henry is a member of St. John’s, Brownwood, where he has been both treasurer and Senior Warden of the Vestry. He has served as acolyte master, stewardship chair, usher, LEM, LEV, and EYC sponsor. He has served as a delegate to diocesan convention for 19 years and is lay sub-dean of the Southern Deanery. Jimmy has participated as a team member on Cursillo weekends for several years, and he has been a member of the Commission on Ministry for the Diaconate and the Camp Crucis Board of Managers. He is a Special Education teacher in the Brownwood ISD and was the Special Olympics Area 14 coach of the year in 2000.
 

Mack Wood

 

Mack Wood is a member of St. Anne’s, Fort Worth, where he serves as LEM, Lay Reader, Angel Food coordinator, acolyte master, and choir member. He has served as Junior and Senior Warden, and delegate to diocesan convention. Mack first held diocesan office in 1965, when he was elected to the Youth Commission. He served as Alternate Deputy to General Convention in 1991, 1994, and 1997. He is a former member of the Finance Committee. Currently he serves on the Commission on Ministry for the Priesthood and as lay sub-dean for the Fort Worth West Deanery.
Nominees for Representative Office outside the Diocese
ACNA Provincial Assembly • governed by Article 12, “Delegates to Extra-Diocesan Synods”
elect 3 clerical delegates, 3 lay delegates, and 3 youth delegates
Nominees for Clerical Delegate  
  Fr. Culpepper The Rev. Christopher Culpepper is Vicar of Christ the Redeemer, Fort Worth. In his role as diocesan missioner, Fr. Culpepper is vicar of our mission station in Waco, Texas. He is chaplain of the TCU Canterbury ministry and director of Anglican student ministries in the Waco area. A participant in several foreign mission trips, he led a mission to our companion diocese in Northern Malawi this past January.
Dr. Bill Dickson

The Rev. Dr. R. William Dickson is Rector of St. Andrew’s, Fort Worth. At the diocesan level, he has served on the Committee on Constitution and Canons and the Clergy Conflict Resolution Group. He is the co-founder of Mere Anglicanism, an annual conference in Charleston, S.C., for Anglicans from around the world. He is a board member of Uganda Christian University.

  Fr. Tom Hightower The Very Rev. Thomas Hightower is Rector of St. Peter & St. Paul Church in Arlington and Dean of the Eastern Deanery. He is the convener of the Commission on Ministry for the Priesthood and a past president of the Standing Committee. He served four terms as deputy to General Convention and currently sits on the ACNA Provincial Council.
  Fr. Jon Jenkins The Rev. Jon Jenkins is Rector of Christ the King, Fort Worth. Within the diocese, Fr. Jenkins serves on the Executive Council, the Commission on Ministry, the Camp Crucis curriculum committee, and the Finance Committee. As a young adult he served on the Camp Crucis staff and helped to lead Canterbury House at the University of Texas at Arlington. Before attending seminary, he was youth ministry at Good Shepherd, Cedar Hill. He is a degree candidate in the Nashotah House Doctor of Ministry program.
  Fr. Kresowaty The Rev. Edward Kresowaty
(See Standing Committee nominations above.)
  Dean Ryan Reed The Very Rev. Ryan Reed is Dean of St. Vincent’s Cathedral Church and School in Bedford. He is president of the Standing Committee and a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Anglican Council. He has served on the diocesan Finance Committee, Christian Education Commission, Hispanic Affairs Committee, and Commission on Ministry for the Laity. He also has served as Armed Forces Representative and a member of the Board of the Anglican School of Theology. Dean Reed was a Deputy to General Convention in 2006. He is a former member of the Steering Committee for the Anglican Communion Network.
  Fr. Scott Wooten The Very Rev. Scott Wooten is Rector of Good Shepherd, Wichita Falls, and Dean of the Northern Deanery. He chairs the diocesan Youth Ministry Committee and is secretary of the Commission on Ministry for the Priesthood. He is active in the Boy Scouts of America as a scout master and vice president of the Northwest Texas Council of the BSA. He has contributed to the development of a Christian formation program for the new Anglican province.
Nominees for Lay Delegate  
  JoAnn Patton Jo Ann Patton is a member of St. Andrew’s, Fort Worth, where she participates in St. Monica’s Guild and sits on the McFarland Scholarship Committee. Jo Ann is a member of the Board of Trustees for the diocesan Corporation and also serves on the Commission on Ministry for the Priesthood. She attended either the TEC Women’s Triennial or General Convention continuously from 1988 to 2006. She served three terms on the Standing Committee, was president of the Women's Cabinet, and a lay member of the Ecclesiastical Trial Court. She has represented the diocese at meetings of the ACNA and American Anglican Council. She serves on the board of the Fort Worth Opera Association.
  Debbie Petta Debbie Petta helped to found Christ the Redeemer in Fort Worth after many years’ membership at St. Andrew’s, Fort Worth. She has served on vestry and taught Sunday School in both congregations. She has been a delegate to diocesan convention. At Christ the Redeemer she is a member of the mission outreach committee and an intercessory prayer coordinator. At the diocesan level, Debbie serves on the Commission on Ministry for the Priesthood and the World Mission Committee. She is a leader of the ACNA prayer team and a chaplain with Marketplace Ministries. She assists her husband, Glen, in his ministry as National Director of SOMA USA, an international mission agency.
  Franklin Salazar

Dr. Franklin Salazar is a member of St. Alban’s, Arlington, where he serves as lay reader and chalice bearer. He belongs to the Brotherhood of St. Andrew and Ultreya. At the diocesan level, his is president of the Board of Trustees and has served several terms on the Standing Committee. Dr. Salazar served three times as a Deputy to General Convention. He is a past member of the Finance Committee and Ecclesiastical Trial Court. He is a past president of the Board of the Episcopal Center for Renewal and the Board of Directors at Mercantile Bank. A retired dentist, he volunteers at Arlington Memorial Hospital.

  Kay Stromberg Kay Stromberg has been a member of St. Stephen’s, Hurst, for 25 years. She has served as Senior Warden, acolyte, LEM, Bible Study facilitator and on many committees of the parish. At the diocesan level, Kay has served on the Standing Committee, Executive Council, Commission on Ministry to the Laity, and World Mission Committee. She has been a delegate to diocesan conventions, an alternate to General Convention, and was a delegate to the inaugural ACNA Assembly. Kay is currently a member of the Elder Care Committee. She volunteers at the Bishop Davies Nursing Center and Union Gospel Mission. She's involved in Circle of Friends and the Arts League of North Tarrant County.
  Walter Virden III Walter Virden III is a member of St. Mark’s, Arlington, where he is a choir member and has served several terms on vestry. At the diocesan level, Walter has served as a lay member of the Standing Committee and was a seven-time deputy to General Convention. Currently he is a member of the ACNA Provincial Council. He is the diocesan Treasurer and a member of the Board of Trustees. Walter works as a CPA and financial planner.
  Mack Wood Mack Wood
(See Ecclesiastical Trial Court nominations above.)
Nominees for Alternate Clerical Delegate  
  Fr. Andrew Bradley The Very Rev. Andrew Bradley is Rector of Good Shepherd, Brownwood, and Dean of the Southern Deanery . He has served on the Camp Crucis Board of Managers. His community service includes membership on the board of the Brownwood Chapter of the American Red Cross and the NOAH Project for Battered Spouses. He has served as Vice President of the Kiwanis of Brownwood and Vice President of the Brownwood Community Concerts.
 
Fr. John Jordan
The Rev. John Jordan is Rector of St. Laurence Church in Grapevine. He is a member of the diocesan Youth Ministry Advisory Committee and the World Mission Committee. In the community he serves on the Southlake Mayor's Advisory Council.
  Fr. Andrew Petta The Rev. Andrew Petta is Vicar of St. Barnabas, Fort Worth. A son of the diocese, he has participated in foreign mission trips since he was 14. He chaired the planning committee for the Bishop’s 2011 Conference on Mission.
  Fr. Andy Powell The Rev. Andy Powell
(See Ecclesiastical Trial Court nominations above.)
  Fr. Slavin The Rev. John Slavin is Rector of St. Gabriel’s Church in Springdale, Ark. He serves as chaplain at the Washington County Prison and the local Coast Guard Auxiliary. Fr. Slavin is a member of the bioethics committee at Northwest Medical Center.
  Fr. Scott Wilson The Very Rev. J. Scott Wilson is Rector of All Saints’ in Weatherford, Dean of the Western Deanery, and president of the Ecclesiastical Trial Court. He developed TELET, an evangelism course for Episcopalians, and currently chairs the diocesan Evangelism Commission. He is an examiner for the Commission on Ministry for the Diaconate and chair of the Camp Crucis Curriculum Committee. He has a passion for mission to Africa and has led or participated in mission trips to that continent throughout his adult life.
Nominees for Alternate Lay Delegate  
  Gerald Gregory Gerald Gregory is a member of St. John’s, Fort Worth, where he has served as Senior Warden, lay reader, chalice bearer, delegate to diocesan convention, and as a member of the St. John’s Foundation. On the diocesan level, he has served on Executive Council and on the Camp Crucis Ministry Task Force. He has served on the Board of the Episcopal Center for Renewal.
  Jimmy Henry Jimmy Henry
(See Ecclesiastical Trial Court nominations above.)
  Kristy Leaseburg Kristy Leaseburg is a member of St. John’s, Fort Worth. She is a member of the Daughters of the King and chairs the diocesan Christian Education Commission. She has served her parish as a Sunday School teacher, greeter, lay reader, chorister and vestry member. Kristy has served as a Cursillo team member and speaker at DOK and ACNA meetings and the Bishop’s 2011 Conference on Mission. She is a member of the ACNA task force on Catechesis and a member of the Young Anglicans Project board of directors. She has a home-based business, Creative Memories.
  Christine Martin Christine Martin is a member of All Saints’, Fort Worth, where she is a member of the vestry, a Sunday School teacher, a member of the communications committee, and chair of the outreach committee. At the diocesan level, she is a member of the Youth Ministry Advisory Committee. She also volunteers in several capacities at All Saints’ school.
  Judy Mayo Judy Mayo is a member of St. Andrew’s, Fort Worth, where she has served as Director of Children’s Ministry for over two decades. She has served on the parish Altar Guild, Mission and Ministry Committee, and McFarland Day Care Committee. She is a former Junior Warden of the parish. Currently Judy is lay sub-dean of the Fort Worth East Deanery and a member of the Bishop’s task force on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. She was a delegate to the founding convention of our diocese and has served at virtually every convention since. Judy is a past president of the Women’s Cabinet (ECW), former member of the Standing Committee, the Commission on Ministry, and the Camp Crucis board, a seven-time deputy to General Convention, and former co-chair of the Christian Education Commission.
  Cindy Paxton is a member of St. Peter & St. Paul in Arlington, where she serves as Director of Youth Ministries and Christian Education. She is a vestry member and Sunday School teacher and serves on the Women's Retreat committee. A member of the diocesan Youth Ministry Advisory Committee, she served on the planning committee for the Bishop’s Conference on Ministry, held earlier this year. In the community she has served as PTA President.
Nominees for Youth Delegate • elect 3  
  Jeffrey Edwards Jeffrey Edwards is a member of St. Peter & St. Paul, Arlington, where he has served as an acolyte, co-director of the Junior Brotherhood of St. Andrew and President of the Youth Leadership Team. Jeffrey participated in a mission trip to New Orleans this past summer. He is a student at Harvard University.
  Joseph Francis Joseph Francis III is a member of St. Peter & St. Paul, Arlington, and a freshman at Texas A&M University. Joseph has served his parish as an acolyte and member of the bell choir and Gregorian chant choir. He was co-director of the Junior Brotherhood of St. Andrew. He participated in the Ulster Project exchange program in 2008 and 2009. At the diocesan level, he has participated in St. Michael's Conference Southwest, New Beginnings, Happening, and fall rally. He has volunteered at Mission Arlington and was a student volunteer at the first ACNA Assembly. Joseph is a bagpiper.
  Luke Henry Luke Henry is a member of St. John’s, Brownwood, where he has served as acolyte and altar server. His diocesan activities include St. Michael’s Conference Southwest, the Bishop’s 2011 Conference on Ministry, New Beginnings, and Happening. He has been a camper and a member of staff at Camp Crucis.
  Cooper Morelock Cooper Morelock is a member of Good Shepherd, Brownwood, where he is an acolyte and member of the Vestry. He has served on staff at Camp Crucis and is a member of the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M University.
  Matthew Rogers Matthew Rogers is a member of St. Francis, Dallas, where he has served as acolyte and crucifer. He has attended the St. Michael’s Conference Southwest for five years. Matthew has been a camper and counselor at Camp Crucis since 2000, and he has been a member of staff for a total of 12 Happenings and New Beginnings. He works as a skating carhop at Sonic.
  Danielle Thomas Danielle Thomas is a member of St. Barnabas Church in Fort Worth. She participates in youth group and youth band; she is an acolyte, singer, and occasional volunteer in the church nursery. She has served as a Volunteer Cabin Counselor at Camp Crucis and staff member for Youth Rally. Dani’s school activities include student council, PALS, and link crew; she has served as Vice President for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Natural Helpers.
 
 
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