Churches In Transition

Below is a regularly updated list of congregations in transition within the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas. The diocese is always open to receiving the names, and contact information, of clergy who may be interested in joining our ongoing ministry and mission. For more information or with questions, contact the Rev. Mike Besson, Archdeacon, at mike.besson@dwtx.org or (210/888) 824-5387.

The following list is organized alphabetically by city and is up to date as of November 19, 2019.

 

 

Episcopal Church of Reconciliation, San Antonio

Website: cor-satx.org
Address: 8900 Starcrest Drive (map)
Transitional Average Sunday Attendance: 151 to 225
Status: Active Search
Parish Profile: click here to download the 2019 Parish Profile (PDF, 28 pages)
the Rev. Judy Rhodes, interim rector

 

St. David's Episcopal Church, San Antonio

Website: saintdavids.net
Address: 1300 Wiltshire Ave (map)
Program Average Sunday Attendance: 226 to 350
Status: Pre-Search
the Rev. Chuck Woehler, interim rector

 

St. Francis' Episcopal Church, San Antonio

Website: sfcsa.org
Address: 4242 Bluemel Road (map)
Pastoral Average Sunday Attendance: 76 to 150
Status: Active
Parish Profile: click here, access key "Stfrancis"
the Rev. Patricia Riggins, interim rector

 

Trinity Episcopal Church, Victoria

Website: trinitywelcomesyou.org
Address: 1501 N. Glass Street (map)
Pastoral Average Sunday Attendance: 76 to 150
Status: Pre-Search
the Rev. Cristopher Robinson, interim rector

 

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Wimberley

Website: ststeve.org
Address: 6000 FM 3237 (map)
Transitional Average Sunday Attendance ASA 151 to 225
Status: Active Search
Parish Profile: click here to download the 2019 Parish Profile (PDF, 28 pages)
the Rev. Phil Mason, interim rector

 

Congregation Status Categories

Pre-Search: The church is preparing for their search and is engaged in one or more of the following steps:

  • Training sessions with the Vestry, or Bishop's Committee, and Search Committee
  • Parish Profile workshops
  • Parish Profile assembly and review

Active Search: The church and the diocese are engaged in one or more of the following steps:

  • Receiving names and preparing a list of potential candidates for review
  • Preparing for interviews, after receiving list of names
  • Interviewing candidates

Closed: The church is no longer receiving names and is engaged in one or more of the following steps:

  • Determining a list of 'finalists'
  • Conducting second interviews with potential candidates
  • Recommending a candidate to the vestry, from the Search Committee process
  • Issuing a call, from the vestry to candidate
  • Processing an accepted call

For more information or with questions, contact the Rev. Mike Besson, Archdeacon, at mike.besson@dwtx.org.