Elections for
the 19th Annual Convention of
the Diocese of Fort Worth
2001

Ecclesiastical Trial Court    Sewanee Trustee Convention Deputy
STANDING COMMITTEE
Clerical Member
(elected for a three- year term)
Fr. Christopher Stainbrook is Vicar, of St. Timothy's Church, Fort Worth and is currently a member of the Standing Committee. Fr. Stainbrook is Dean of the Fort Worth East Deanery, chairs the Finance Committee, is vice-chair of the Camp Crucis Board of Managers, and serves as the Historiographer of the Diocese of Fort Worth.
Lay Member (elected for a three-year term)
Jo Ann Patton is a member of St. Andrew's, Fort Worth, and served as an Alternate Deputy to the 2000 General Convention. She is a member of the Standing Committee of the Diocese, is a Trustee of the Diocese of Fort Worth, and has served n the Commission on Ministry for the Priesthood since 1991. From 1995-98 she was President of the Episcopal Church Women of the Diocese. She served as a Provincial and ECW delegate to the ECW Triennial meetings at the General Conventions of 1988, 1994, and 1997.

Standing Committee    Sewanee Trustee Convention Deputy
ECCLESIASTICAL TRIAL COURT
Clerical Member (elected for a three-year term)
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 and 2000. 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.
Lay Member (elected for a three-year term)
Chet Szydlowski is a member of St. Stephen's, Hurst, and is currently completing a term on the Ecclesiastical Trial Court. He was previously a member of St. Vincent's Cathedral in Bedford where he served on the vestry and as junior warden. He founded St. Vincent's chapter of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, coordinated the Diocesan chapter, and currently serves as the Province VII President of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew National Council.

Standing Committee   Ecclesiastical Trial Court Convention Deputy
TRUSTEE TO THE UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTH
Lay Trustee (elected for a three-year term)
Kent S. Henning is a member of All Saints', Fort Worth, and represents the parish as a delegate to Convention. Mr. Henning is completing a term as Lay Trustee to the University to the South. He serves as President of the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools, and serves as a board member of the Texas Association of Non-Public Schools, the Texas Private School Accreditation Commission, and the Hill School of Fort Worth.

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Standing Committee   Ecclesiastical Trial Court  Sewanee Trustee
DEPUTY TO GENERAL CONVENTION
Clerical Deputies
Fr. Jay Atwood is Rector of St. Francis of Assisi, Willow Park, and has represented the Diocese as both a Clerical Deputy (2000) and Alternate Clerical Deputy to General Convention (1994 and 1997). He serves on the Standing Committee on the Structure of the Church of the General Convention. Fr. Atwood is Dean of the Western Deanery and chairs the Worship Commission of the Diocese. 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 General Convention. He has served on the Commission on Ministry for the Priesthood. Fr. Cantrell currently serves on the Standing Committee of the Diocese and is an Examining Chaplain. Bishop Iker appointed him Dean of the Fort Worth West Deanery at this Convention.
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 and 2000. 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.
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). Canon Hough has represented the Diocese as a Clerical Deputy to the last five General Conventions, from 1988 through 2000. He previously served the Diocese as President of the Standing Committee, as a member of the Executive Council, and on the Christian Education and Worship Commissions. He is a Board Member of the Anglican School of Theology.
Lay Deputies

Anthony Clark is a member of St. Timothy's, Fort Worth where he has served as a member of the Bishop's Committee, Vestry Clerk, and Acolyte Master. He has represented the Diocese as a Deputy to the last three General Conventions (1994-2000). 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 Judy Mayo is a member of St. Andrew's, Fort Worth and has served five 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 Altar Guild and Ministry Outreach Committee.
Dr. Frank Salazar is a member of St. Alban's, Arlington, and serves as an alternate delegate to Convention for the parish. Dr. Salazar served as a Deputy to General Convention in 2000 and has also served as an Alternate. On the Diocesan level he serves as President of the Board of
Trustees of the Diocese, a member of the Standing Committee, the Executive Council, and the Finance Committee. He is the past president of the Executive Board of the Episcopal Center for Renewal.
Walter Virden, III is a member of St. Mark's, Arlington, and has represented the Diocese as a Deputy to General Convention five 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 Executive Council and Finance Committee.
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