[December 18, 2022] "On behalf of the Nominating Committee for our Bishop Coadjutor, the Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas is pleased to submit our slate of nominees: the Rev. Ripp Hardaway, Episcopal Diocese of West Texas; the Rev. Alex Montes-Vela, Episcopal Diocese of Texas; and the Rev. Dr. David G. Read, Episcopal Diocese of West Texas." Click here to read full letter from the Standing Committee.
More information about each nominee is included in the Meet the Nominees booklet and below.
The Standing Committee will host three Discernment Forums January 27-29, 2023. These in-person gatherings are an opportunity to get to know the slate of nominees and will be open to the public. Questions for the nominees to answer during each forum may be submitted for consideration to email@example.com.
The Meet the Nominees booklet includes a brief statement from each nominee, selections from their profile with the Office of Transition Ministry of The Episcopal Church, video greetings from the nominee, and links to sermons they have selected as examples of their preaching.
Questions may be directed to the Standing Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Episcopal Diocese of West Texas
Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church in New Braunfels, Texas
Ordained for 20 years (Deacon: June 10, 2003 - Diocese of West Texas; Priest: January 6, 2004 - Diocese of West Texas).
Married to Mrs. Sue Hardaway; they have two children.
Open the nominee booklet to learn more about the Rev. Hardaway.
Episcopal Diocese of Texas
Missioner for Congregational Vitality, New Initiatives for the Diocese of Texas in Houston, Texas
Ordained for 18 years. (Deacon: June 11, 2005 - Episcopal Diocese of Texas; Priest: December 13, 2005 - Diocese of Texas)
Married to Mrs. Thi Montes; they have three children and one grandchild, with another on the way in 2023.
Open the nominee booklet to learn more about the Rev. Montes-Vela.
Episcopal Diocese of West Texas
Rector of St. Helena's Episcopal Church & School in Boerne, Texas
Ordained for 31 years. (Deacon: June 14, 1992 - Diocese of West Texas; Priest: December 1, 1992 - Diocese of West Texas)
Married to Mrs. Jacqui Read; they have two children and three grandchildren.
Open the nominee booklet to learn more about the Rev. Read.
The Standing Committee has published the 2022 Diocesan Profile electronically, to help articulate what the people of the Diocese of West Texas hope for in the next bishop, describe the Diocese currently, and cast an aspirational vision for future growth. The Profile was completed in collaboration with the Executive Board and informed by the overwhelming, enthusiastic response to the diocesan survey conducted earlier this year. Printed copies are being mailed to all congregations, and a digital version is available online.
Information and updates regarding the process of discerning the next Bishop of West Texas will be shared by email, through the diocesan social media feeds, and online, at dwtx.org/bishop-election and dwtx.org/blog. Use the links below to sign up for email updates or follow the diocese on Facebook and Instagram.
The Rev. Dr. Ben Nelson, President - TMI Episcopal, San Antonio
Mrs. Nancy Beauchamp - Good Shepherd, Corpus Christi
The Rev. Scott Brown - TMI Episcopal, San Antonio
Dr. Elizabeth Manning - Holy Spirit, Dripping Springs
Mr. Richard Mosty - St. Peter's, Kerrville
The Rev. Matt Wise - St. Mark's, San Antonio
Mrs. Thurma Hilton, St. Richard’s, Round Rock
The Rev. Alex Holloway, St. Margaret’s, San Antonio
The Rev. John Inserra, St. Alban’s, Harlingen
Ms. Andrea Knight, Resurrection, Windcrest
The Rev. Karen Morris, Emmanuel, Lockhart
The Rev. Arnoldo Romero, St. James', Del Rio
Leigh Saunders, Executive Assistant to the Bishop
Communications Office, Laura K. McGrew, Director, and Andrea Thompson
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