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The leadership structure and governance of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas is modeled after The Episcopal Church and explained in the diocesan Constitution and Canons. Click here to read the complete Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, which includes the requirements and definitions of the following governing bodies.

Diocesan Bishop

The Bishop of a diocese is charged with the apostolic work of leading, supervising, and uniting the church. Diocesan bishops hold jurisdiction in their dioceses, with particular responsibility for the doctrine, discipline, and worship of the church. Bishops preside at services of Confirmation, Reception, or Reaffirmation. Currently, the Rt. Rev. David M. Reed serves as the tenth Bishop of West Texas. In addition to the bishop, there are several elected bodies of clergy and lay leaders.

General Officers of the Diocese

The Rev. Chris Caddell, Secretary of the Diocese
Ted Burkhart, Treasurer
The Hon. Kelley Kimble, Chancellor
Jim Norman, Asst. Chancellor
Chris Boswell, Asst. Chancellor
Leigh Saunders, Registrar
Tom Lee, Historiographer
David White, Archivist

Executive Board

The Executive Board exercises all powers of the Diocesan Council between its meetings regarding long range plans, diocesan development, and carrying information on the work of the diocese. It supervises and directs the Church Corporation Trustees' actions and completes projects given to it by Council. The Executive Board has eighteen elected members (six clergy and twelve lay persons).

Elected, February 2020

Hal Dantone
Jody Guerra
The Rev. Alex Holloway
Betty Mosty
The Rev. David G. Read
Libby Templeton

Elected, February 2019

Rosine Carter
The Rev. Rod Clark
The Rev. James Derkits
Sharon Flores
Meredith Rogers
John Warren

Elected, February 2018

Steve Alwais
Nancy Beauchamp
Michele Koch
The Rev. Ram Lopez
Elizabeth Manning
The Rev. Jonathan Wickham

Additional Members

The Rt. Rev. David. M. Reed, President
The Hon. Kelley Kimble, Chancellor
Ted Burkhart, Treasurer
Leigh Saunders, Secretary
Caroline Mowen, Staff Liaison
Susan Hardaway, Staff Liaison

Episcopal Church Corporation

The Episcopal Church Corporation is a nonprofit, benevolent, and charitable corporation authorized to receive and administer funds and properties given to the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas. In addition, the Church Corporation acts as a trustee in receiving and administering funds for the use and benefit of the churches in the diocese. The largest part of the Church Corporation’s holdings are the titles to the land and buildings of the churches of the diocese.

Elected, February 2020

Carter Huber
The Rev. Jason Roberts

Elected, February 2019

The Rev. Don Lee
Robert Morehead

Elected, February 2018

The Rev. Chris Caddell
Win DuBose

Additional Officers

The Rt. Rev. David M. Reed, President
Dan Butt, Ex Officio
Ted Burkhart, Treasurer
Susan Hardaway, Assistant Secretary
Canon Caroline Mowen, Assistant Treasurer
The Hon. Kelley Kimble, Chancellor & Secretary
James Norman, Asst. Chancellor

Standing Committee

The Standing Committee is responsible for the continuity and integrity of the organizational church, consenting to election of bishops, approving candidates for ordination, and controlling fiscal encumbrance of the diocese. The Standing Committee has six elected members (three clergy and three lay persons).

Elected, February 2020

The Rev. Chris Caddell
Richard Mosty, Secretary

Elected, February 2019

The Rev. Beth Knowlton
Lory Zimmerman

Elected, February 2018

Susan Alwais
The Rev. Ripp Hardaway, President

Click here to read the complete Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, which includes the requirements and definitions of the following governing bodies.

Diocesan Executive Board

The Executive Board exercises all powers of the Diocesan Council between its meetings in connection with long-range planning, development, and carrying information on the work of the diocese. It is to supervise and direct the acts of the trustees of the Church Corporation and also to perform such work as has been given to it by Council. The Executive Board is composed of 18 elected members of whom six are clergy and 12 lay persons, all communicants of the diocese and all elected by Council.

Executive Board Members

Elected, February 2019

  • Rosine Carter
  • The Rev. Rod Clark
  • The Rev. James Derkits
  • Meredith Rogers
  • John Warren

Elected, February 2019, to complete an unexpired 2017 term

  • The Rev. Jeff Hammond
  • Blaine Bennett

Elected, February 2018

  • Steve Alwais
  • Nancy Beauchamp
  • Michele Koch
  • The Rev. Ram Lopez
  • Elizabeth Manning
  • The Rev. Jonathan Wickham

Elected, February 2017

  • Wheless Baker
  • Tommy Funk
  • Gayle Gottlich
  • The Rev. Chuck Woehler

Staff

  • The Rt. Rev. David M. Reed
  • Ted Burkhart
  • Susan Hardaway
  • Kelley Kimble
  • Caroline Mowen
  • Leigh Saunders

Trustees of the Episcopal Church Corporation

The Church Corporation is a nonprofit, benevolent, and charitable corporation authorized to receive and administer funds and properties given to the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas. In addition, the Church Corporation also acts as a trustee in receiving and administering funds for the use and benefit of the churches in the diocese. The largest part of the Church Corporation’s holdings are the titles to the land and buildings of the churches of the diocese.

Current Members

  • The Rt. Rev. David M. Reed, President
  • Mr. Ted Burkhart,
    Treasurer
  • Mrs. Kelley Kimble,
    Chancellor & Secretary
  • Mr. Dan Butt,
    Ex Officio
  • Mrs. Susan Hardaway,
    Financial Officer
  • Mr. James Norman,
    Asst. Chancellor

  • Canon Caroline Mowen,
    Asst. Treasurer

Elected, February 2019

  • The Rev. Don Lee
  • Robert Morehead

Elected, February 2018

  • The Rev. Chris Caddell
  • Win DuBose

Elected, February 2017

  • The Rev. John Badders
  • Travis Kimble

Standing Committee

The Standing Committee of the Diocese of West Texas consents to election of bishops, approval of candidates for ordination, and control of fiscal encumbrance of the diocese. The Standing Committee, elected by the people of the diocese, has responsibility for the continuity and integrity of the organizational church.

Elected, February 2019

  • The Rev. Beth Knowlton,
    St. Mark's, San Antonio
  • Lory Zimmerman,
    St. Philip's, Uvalde

Elected, February 2018

  • Mrs. Susan Alwais,
    St. George, San Antonio

  • The Rev. Ripp Hardaway,
    St. John's, New Braunfels

Elected, February 2017

  • The Rev. Paul Frey,
    Christ Church, Laredo
  • Mr. Curt Mowen,
    St. Luke's, San Antonio

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