I love Jesus. The Cross of Jesus is my understanding of love, a love that challenges me to live an abundant life, a life filled with zeal for evangelism.
I love my family. My wife, Susan, is a teacher, who puts everyone around her at ease. As parents, we are proud that both of our sons have grown into loving and caring young men.
I love the Diocese of Texas. I was baptized at St. John the Divine in Houston. I spent my childhood and youth at Holy Spirit in Houston where the EYC in that parish gave me my first real experience of Christian community. In college, I was fed by St. Matthew’s in Austin. Returning to St. John the Divine, Susan and I were married there, after meeting at Camp Allen on a young singles retreat. After ordination, I have served at St. Mary’s in Cypress and St. Alban’s in Waco. I was ordained and consecrated as Bishop Suffragan on October 6, 2012, in Tyler.
I love the Episcopal Church. I believe that this is a great moment to be an Episcopalian, filled with hope and expectation for mission and growth. The foundation of my call to serve is Jesus Christ, experienced in his Church, especially his wonderful Episcopal Church.