There are over 300,000 college students that attend school within the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas! It is amazing what happens when college students gather to ask honest questions of scripture, earnestly follow Jesus, and share life with each other. We hope you will join us to further this vision of God’s kingdom breaking through on college campuses.
[June 2021] Allie Melancon, former Director of College Missions, will leave the diocesan staff this summer. After completing her final ordination requirements, by the grace of God and with the consent of the Standing Committee and people, she was ordained to the diaconate June 25, 2021 and will begin her curacy at St. Thomas’, San Antonio in Fall 2021. Vital UM will experience additional staff transitions this summer, including Chelsea Mueller and Avery Moran.
Regarding these transitions, Bishop Reed shares, “Losing any of these three campus missioners would present our diocesan College Missions program with challenges. Losing all three of them at the same time obviously sets a very large challenge before us. But I’m confident the Spirit will lead us to see new opportunities to build upon what Allie, Chelsea, and Avery have done so well.” Click here to read the full announcement.
The Rev. Mike Woods, College Missions Committee Chair
St. Mark's Episcopal Church, San Marcos, Associate Rector