Trinity, Fort Worth, has called the Rev. Dr. Robert F. Pace as their new rector. His first day at Trinity is Monday, December 16, 2019. His first Sunday is December 22. He is currently rector at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Amarillo in the Diocese of Northwest Texas.
Pace is married to the Rev. Dr. Jill Walters, who also is an Episcopal priest. They have a 25-year-old daughter, Catherine, who lives in Austin.
This is the letter Trinity’s Senior Warden Scott Millican sent to the parish:
We knew that God had already selected this person. Patience, prayer and discernment would lead us to the pastor Trinity needs. With a grateful heart, I am pleased to announce we have called the Rev. Dr. Robert F. Pace as our next rector.
The Search Committee, chaired by Scott Shapard and Carrie Stanley, did an amazing job throughout this process. They toiled for many, many months and sacrificed countless hours to bring us to this point. Please extend your gratitude to them when you see them in the days ahead. Father Robert’s call was announced at all worship services today [November 10, 2019]. His first day at Trinity is Monday, Dec. 16. His first Sunday is Dec. 22.
The Rev. Dr. Robert F. Pace is so excited to be called as the next Rector at Trinity Episcopal Church. Father Robert spent the the first couple of decades of his adult life in Christian ministry as a layperson. Having earned a Masters and PhD in History at TCU, he spent twenty years as a professor, non-profit manager, and publisher. Called to the priesthood, he went to the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin. After seminary, he was called as Associate Rector, then Rector to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Amarillo, where he helped the people of the congregation grow multiple ministries in this second largest parish of the Diocese of Northwest Texas.
Father Robert is passionate about preaching and teaching, liturgy and outreach. But even more so, he sees his main focus in priestly ministry as “meeting people where they are and discerning with them how to grow the Kingdom together.”
Father Robert is married to the Rev. Dr. Jill Walters, who is also an Episcopal priest. Mother Jill will, of course, be moving to the Diocese of Fort Worth as well. They have a 25-year-old daughter, Catherine, who lives in Austin.