I grew up in St. Louis, took a graduate degree at the University of Texas in 1975, which is also when I received my Texas citizenship. Before becoming an ordained Anglican minister in 1979, I was a symphony violinist for five years. My wife, Ann, is a native of Lubbock; our three children and six grandchildren are all Texans, living in DFW or Austin. You can imagine that the tug of family was irresistible, which is why we moved to Dallas six years ago, after twenty-one magnificent years at Christ Church Anglican in a suburb of Kansas City.
During the last six years, the Lord’s ministry assignment to me took me out of parish ministry into working nationally with church planters, coaching Rectors and consulting with parishes and dioceses. Ann and I were privileged to be part of the team that planted All Saints Dallas, an Anglican church in the Uptown-Oak Lawn area of Dallas. Although I will devote about a fraction of my time to coaching and consulting, I have a much stronger tug from the Lord — returning to parish ministry. That’s why I was so grateful to accept Dr. Dickson’s call to serve the Lord at St. Andrew’s.