January 15, 2004
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Diocesan Deputation to attend
Network Convocation Jan. 19 & 20 in Plano
FORT WORTH, Texas – The Bishop of Fort Worth and four diocesan representatives (two priests and two lay persons) will attend the founding convocation for the Network of Anglican Communion Dioceses and Parishes at Christ Church, Plano, on January 19 and 20, 2004. In all, 12 Episcopal dioceses will be represented. Orthodox congregations without diocesan representation at the meeting have been organized into five geographic regions and provision has been made for them to send elected representatives.
Representing the Diocese of Fort Worth will be the Very Rev. Ryan Reed, dean of St. Vincent’s Cathedral Church in Bedford; the Rev. Thomas Hightower, rector of St. Peter & St. Paul Church in Arlington; Walter Virden III, a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Arlington; and Kay Stromberg, a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Hurst.
The purpose of the convocation is to:
A press briefing will be held at the close of each day of the convocation, and a press release will be issued at the conclusion of the meeting.
The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth consists of 56 congregations serving 24 north central Texas counties. The major cities in the diocese include Fort Worth, Arlington, Hurst-Euless-Bedford, Wichita Falls, Grand Prairie, Richland Hills, Brownwood, and Stephenville. The Rt. Rev. Jack L. Iker has served as the third Diocesan Bishop of Fort Worth since 1995. The diocese enjoys companion relationships with the Dioceses of Northern Malawi and Northern Mexico.
Contact: Suzanne Gill