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Laura Fleming

Laura Fleming is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a member of All Saint’s Episcopal Church in Fort Worth. She has been an Episcopalian since birth. She’s held numerous leadership roles at All Saints’ including vestry member, deanery member, Sunday school teacher, outreach and mission chairperson, and Belize mission team leader. Laura has served on the vestry at All Saints’ and as a delegate to Diocesan Convention. She’s chaired the Supper Club, taught Sunday School, served with the Outreach & Mission…

Frederick “Rick” Grimes

Frederick (Rick) Grimes served as Choirmaster and Organist at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Fort Worth from April, 1994 to September, 2018. Grimes has served as Dean of the New York City, Central Texas, and Fort Worth Chapters of the American Guild of Organists, as director of the AGO national committee on Professionals in Sacred Music, and as a member of the committee on the National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance. He is a graduate of Baylor University where…

Becky Snell

Becky Snell attends St. Martin in the Fields in Keller and has been a delegate to the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth Convention for St. Martin for more than six years. She is active in many ministries at St. Martin and currently serves on the vestry and the Eastern Deanery. With a medical and military officer background, she is interested in serving as a lay member on the Fort Worth Disciplinary Board.

Eloise Frye

Eloise B. Frye is an active and engaged member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Hurst. After becoming a member, she served on the Vestry and the Finance Committee, and was elected Junior Warden. She continues the enrichment of her spiritual journey as a member of the Daughters of the King, which she joined in 2016. She served as an alternate delegate for St. Stephen’s at the 2017 diocesan Convention, and she will again serve as a delegate to the…

Karen Calafat

The Reverend Karen A. Calafat just celebrated her 4th anniversary as Priest-in-Charge at St. Luke’s in the Meadow. She is President of the Disciplinary Board for the Diocese of Fort Worth, as well a member of the Diocesan Mission and Outreach Committee, and Diocesan Evangelism/Marketing Team. Karen is a Founding Board of Directors Member of 4Saints Episcopal Food Pantry and Board Member of The W.H. Grove Home. During her tenure at St. Luke’s, 3 people have entered the ordination process…

Bradley C. Dyche

Rector, St. Luke’s, Stephenville (present); Rector, St. Augustine’s, Croton, NY (2006-2017); Curate, St. John’s, Larchmont, NY (2002-2006); Chair, Strategic Realignment, Diocese of New York, Structure and Canons (2015-2016); President, Theology and Peace (2012-2016); Dean of Deanery, Diocese of New York (2012-2015); Member, Diocesan Council, Diocese of New York (2014-2017); Member, Diocese of New York Budgetary Committee (2015-2017), Dispatch Liaison, General Convention (2000-present). I pray for a world in which all are loved and respected. I pray for each of us…

Bruce Coggin

The Rev. Bruce Coggin is retired, a member of the convention, and hangs out at Trinity in Fort Worth. In over half a century, I have served all the way from Youth Commission to Hispanic Ministry to Dean to Commissions on Ministry and Constitution and Canons and Diocesan Structures and others to Executive Council to Standing Committee to Secretary of the Diocese for nine years. Most of it happy. Raised within the diocese, educated in Texas mostly, ordained in 1966,…
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Louis Eichenberger

St. Christopher’s, Ft. Worth I have been on the Executive Council for the last five years from various positions (Dean and after the deanery re-organization, elected representative from a deanery) and would appreciate the opportunity to continue this service. I am currently on the Finance Committee (since 2017) and the Risk Management Committee (since 2014, as the logical thinker balancing all the creative thinkers on the committee!), in addition to the Executive Council (with or without vote since 2013). As…

Edwin Barnett

In DC I worked with the Diocesan Environmental Spiritual Team for the city of DC, and on the diocesan environment impact team. In Pennsylvania I mentored two young priest in parish organization, and systematic theology for Christian Formation. In Fort Worth I continue to bring the faithful remnant of St. Andrew’s into a more collegial participation with worship, outreach ministry, and diocesan participation. With a background in Engineering, I earned three degrees before my Mdiv toward Holy Orders. I have…
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Christopher Thomas

Christopher was born and spent his early years in Morgan City, Louisiana but considers Houston home. He secured undergraduate (BBA, ’88) and graduate (MBA, ’04) degrees in business administration from the University of Houston. Christopher’s career has been spent in the service of the church, as a church business administrator. He holds the designation Certified Church Administrator (CCA) through his professional organization, the National Association of Church Business Administration. Christopher has served resource-sized Episcopal, Presbyterian and UCC congregations in Houston,…
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Dana Wilson

Education for Ministry Diocesan Coordinator (2015 – present) Congregational Assessment Committee (2016 – present) St. Luke’s, Stephenville, Food Pantry Volunteer (2017 – ) St. Luke’s, Stephenville, Convener, Committee on Jubilee Designation (2016-2017) EfM Mentor St. Luke’s, Stephenville (2013 – 2016) EfM Mentor, St. Christopher’s, 2012 Efm Mentor, Episcopal Church in Parker County (2009 – 2011) Deacon, Episcopal Church in Parker County (2009 – 2013) Commission on Ministry (2009 – 2012) The University of the South has been formative and transformative…
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Melanie Barbarito

The Rev. Melanie R. Barbarito attended Bexley Hall Seminary in Rochester, NY. She was ordained deacon by the Bishop of Rochester in 1996 and ordained priest by the Bishop of Southern Ohio in 1997 where she served as curate of Church of the Redeemer in Cincinnati for five years. She was vicar of St. Francis’ Episcopal Church in Eureka, MO, from 2001 until 2009. She has since served as Pastoral Associate at All Saints’ Church in Fort Worth. She received…
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Andrew K. Johnsen

I have been an active member of All Saints’ since 2008. I served two terms on the Vestry, including most recently as chair of the Stewardship Campaign (2016-17). Other service includes four mission trips to Holy Cross Anglican School, and support for various outreach and mission efforts, such as “Adopt-a-Family.” My wife and I co-chaired the All Saints’ Episcopal School Annual Fund Campaign (2013-14). Since moving to Fort Worth in 2007, I have led state and local government affairs departments…
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Joel Walker

Joel retired From Ben E. Keith Managemt Trust in 2012 as a member of the MIS department.  He has been married to his wife, Carol-Lynn, since 1967, and joined St Martin-in-the-Fields in 1991.  He has been a member on the vestry there, serving a total of 11 years.  He has been an elected delegate to the diocesan conventions both before and after the re-formation of the diocese in March 1999.  He is currently serving the diocese as a member of…
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Taber Meyers

Taber is a cradle episcopalian who was christened and attended St Michael’s and All Angels in Dallas. He is a Texas Aggie through and through, practicing veterinary medicine for 26 years at his clinic, Park Cities Animal Hospital.  Upon retirement Taber, his wife, Suzanne, and their son, Jake moved to Stephenville to care for aging parents and to raise Jake.  Taber’s family has been active at St Luke’s Episcopal Church in Stephenville since 1998. He and his wife are fourth…
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Elizabeth McPherson-Darrow

I have been an Episcopalian for approximately 40 years, and a member of St. Alban’s for 38 years. I love the Episcopal Church and its tenets. I have served on the Vestry at St. Alban’s for 2 terms. I previously served in the diocesan Mission and Outreach Committee and currently serve on the Nominations Committee. I was eletected delegate to convention for three years (not this year.) I am currently serving as sub-dean for the Fort Worth East Deanery. My…