Member churches:

  • The Episcopal Church of Wichita Falls
  • The Episcopal Church of Wise County (Mission Station)

Representatives to Executive Council:

Dean – Jill McClendon, Episcopal Church of Wise County
Sub-Dean – Anne-Marie Williamson, Episcopal Church of Wichita Falls
Secretary– Ellen Whitley, Episcopal Church of Wise County
Executive Council Representative– Mark Whitley, Episcopal Church of Wise County
Alternate– Brent Walker, Episcopal Church of Wichita Falls


News and Stories from Deanery – Northern

Pre-Convention Deanery Meetings begin

Attend your Pre-Convention Deanery meeting during the next few weeks to become familiar with the business to be completed at Diocesan Convention on November 11-12. Deaneries There are five deaneries in the diocese; see which deanery your congregation is in, and click … Continue reading

Note deadlines for submissions related to business at 2016 Convention

The 34th Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth is coming up November 11-12, 2016. Take note of the following deadlines, templates, and guidelines related to submitting information, proposals, nominations, and anything else required for the business of Convention. … Continue reading

Nominations committee invites nominees for 28 open positions

Updated 7/20/2016 Nominations are now open for 28 (previously reported as 27) positions that will be filled at the 2016 Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth in Fort Worth, Texas, on November 11 and 12. The number of … Continue reading

Lay leader Marsha van Etten de Chant dies

Marsha van Etten DeChant, 66, lay leader in the diocese and member of the Episcopal Church of Wichita Falls (ECWF), died April 16, 2016. More than a hundred people attended a Memorial Celebration of her life at the ECWF parish … Continue reading

Prepare for pre-convention deanery meetings

It is time for pre-convention deanery meetings. Delegates, voting clergy members, alternates, and youth representatives should attend in order to be best prepared for the business they will handle as members of the convention November 13,14 at the Botanic Garden … Continue reading

Wise County Episcopalians worship in new building

A sweet incense of joy filled the tiny nave as the words of the Book of Common Prayer rang out once again in the white frame building on Church Street in Decatur in Wise County. The familiar prayers fell on … Continue reading

Bishop to hold town hall meetings with all deaneries

Bishop Rayford B. High, Jr., has begun holding a series of town hall meetings with the deaneries of the diocese. All of these meetings are open to anyone who wishes to attend. Bishop High is particularly interested in “how each … Continue reading

Wise County Episcopalians take first steps toward a worshiping community

Nine Episcopalians gathered on Friday, February 6, 2015, to take their first steps toward forming a worshiping community in Wise County. Wise County is approximately 923 square miles, with a population of close to 60,000. Its county seat is Decatur, which … Continue reading

Constitution and Canons Committee Reports to Executive Council

Mr. George Komechak, chair of the Constitution and Canons Committee reported on the work of the committee at the Executive Council’s first meeting of 2015. Read a report of that meeting He said that in response to the new Canon … Continue reading

Convention Evaluation Summary presented to Executive Council

Ministry Support and Communications Officer Tracie Middleton presented a summary of the evaluations filled out by those attending diocesan convention at the Jack Daniel’s Club at Globe Life Ballpark in Arlington to the January 2015 Executive Council meeting. Read a report … Continue reading

Amy Haynie instituted as priest in charge in Wichita Falls

The Rev. Amy Haynie was instituted as priest in charge of the Episcopal Church of Wichita Falls during a Celebration of a New Ministry on Wednesday, December 10, 2014. The Rt. Rev. Rayford B. High, Jr., celebrated and preached. She … Continue reading

Northern Deanery Report to 2014 Convention

The Northern Deanery’s report to the 2014 Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth is submitted by the dean, JD Todd. You may download a PDF of this report here. February 15, 2014 Members of All Saints, Good Shepherd, and Saint Stephens congregations met … Continue reading

Pre-diocesan convention deanery meetings set

Pre-diocesan convention deanery meetings have been scheduled in all deaneries of the diocese. The meetings are open to all interested people. All convention delegates are expected to attend the meeting in their deanery as part of their leadership role as … Continue reading

Executive Council passes Safeguarding & background policies; approves grants

The Executive Council of the diocese met Saturday, May 17, 2014, at St. Luke in the Meadow Episcopal Church, Fort Worth. The council passed bylaws for the council, a policy on Safeguarding programs, a policy on background checks, and an … Continue reading

Celebrating Pentecost under one roof

The Episcopal Church of Wichita Falls worshiped under one roof on Pentecost Sunday, June 8, 2014. All Saints at the Arc joined St. Stephen’s/Good Shepherd at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 5011 Lindale.  The Rt. Rev. Rayford B. High, Jr., celebrated … Continue reading