The preacher was the Rev. Dr. Katie Long, pastor of First United Methodist Church, Hamilton. Watch a video of the sermon on the diocesan YouTube Channel.
Mayer worked in dentistry as practice manager for 35 years before returning to school in 2005. She graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Social Work, and has been employed by Walls’ Universal Health Services where she has worked as a hospice social worker and is currently a hospice chaplain and bereavement coordinator. She and her spouse Don have been married for 38 years and have two adult sons, John and David. They live in North Richland Hills.
Mayer was received into The Episcopal Church in 1980 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in San Antonio. She and Don have been members at St. Martin-in-the Fields in Keller for the last 24 years. Mayer has served on vestry, been a Sunday school teacher, worship leader, lay Eucharistic minister, lay Eucharistic visitor, choir director, stewardship chair, and Stephen Ministries leader.
Mayer attended the Anglican School of Theology, and will graduate with a Master’s of Givinity from Brite Divinity School in December 2015. She completed her supervised ministry at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Arlington. She will serve at St. Martin-in-the Fields while continuing to prepare for ordination to the priesthood.