The Most Rev. Ray R. Sutton serves as the Presiding Bishop of the Reformed Episcopal Church and the Ordinary of the Diocese of Mid America. He is also the Dean of the Province and Ecumenical Affairs of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA), of which the Reformed Episcopal Church is a founding member and special jurisdiction. He often lectures at REC and ACNA seminaries, and is a popular retreat speaker. A native of Kentucky and Dallas resident since he was 13, Bishop Sutton received his BFA from Southern Methodist University and his Masters of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. From 1976 to 1991, he served as a parish minister. Following this, he pursued doctoral studies in an associated research program at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford with Coventry University, from which he received his Ph.D. He became the Dean and Professor of New Testament at the Reformed Episcopal Seminary in Philadelphia, and continues as an adjunct professor today. Later, Bishop Sutton functioned as Dean and Professor of Theology at Cranmer Theological House, where he continues to teach. He has authored four books on theology, his most recent being Signed, Sealed and Delivered: A Study of Holy Baptism. He is married to Susan Jean Schaerdel of Dallas, a fellow graduate of SMU. The Suttons have seven children and four grandchildren. The Suttons live in Dallas where Bishop Sutton’s residential offices are at the Pro Cathedral of the Church of the Holy Communion.
The Rev. Canon Charles Camlin is a native of Georgetown, S.C. He serves as Assistant Rector of Church of the Holy Communion (Pro-Cathedral). He is also the Assistant Academic Dean at the Dallas campus of Cranmer Theological House. While in Virginia from 2005-2014, he ministered as the Rector of Holy Trinity Church and teacher of Church History at Trinity Christian School in Fairfax. He also served as Assistant Professor of New Testament at Reformed Episcopal Seminary in Blue Bell, PA from 2011-2013. While in the Diocese of the Central States of the Reformed Episcopal Church, he functioned as Chairman of the Standing Committee and Canon Missioner and Dean of the Convocation of Virginia. He holds a BA in Biblical Studies from Southeastern College at Wake Forest, a ThM in Historical and Systematic Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a ThM from Cranmer Theological House in Houston.
Father Kasey Gage was born and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He attended Midwestern State University for two years and graduated with a Bachelors of Music from the University of Central Oklahoma. He attended graduate school at Stephen F. Austin State University for one year. After sensing God’s calling into the ministry, he left SFA to enroll at Dallas Theological Seminary. He graduated from DTS earning a Master of Theology [Th.M.] with an emphasis in Church History.
Father Kasey began attending Church of the Holy Communion in September of 2004. He obtained his Episcopal training through Cranmer Theological Seminary over the 2004-05 year. Along with singing in the CHC Choir, he has been the Youth Director at CHC since 2005. He was ordained a Deacon in 2005 and a Priest in 2007 at CHC and hopes to be the Rector of his own church in the future.
Fr. Andrew Brummett was ordained a priest in March 2010 at his home parish, St. Francis Anglican Church in Austin. He served as a deacon and curate at the Chapel of the Cross in Dallas, focusing on youth, choir, and evangelism. From January 2012 until October 2014, he served as the rector of the Chapel of the Living Water in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates while working for Oasis Hospital, a Christian mission hospital established in 1960. After spending some time in Austin, Andrew and his family moved back to DFW where he entered a second vocation as a classical school teacher. He holds degrees from UT-Austin (B.A., 2003), Texas A&M (M.A., 2006), and Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M., 2012). He is married to Jessica, and they have five children.
Deacon Chip Shattuck is originally from East Texas, but has lived all over the United States. He started his Lord's service as an acolyte in Wyoming at age 8. He was licensed as a Lay -reader/Chalice-bearer in 1983. Chip was called to the Diaconate in January 2004, and continues his seminary studies at Cranmer Theological House.
Deacon Chip has taught Sunday School and conducted conformation classes. His current role at CHC includes altar service, acolyte training, and many other assorted duties as assigned by the Bishop.
He and his wife have two sons and one grandchild.
Werner is a native of New York City. He and his wife have one daughter and have been members of CHC for 20 years. Werner was ordained to the diaconate in 2014 and has served in many capacities while at CHC, including Sr Warden, Jr Warden, School Board President, Building Committee Chairman for the new church, Long Range Planning Committee Chairman, Secretary of St James Brotherhood and as a member of the Finance Committee. Werner is currently the Chairman of the Evangelism Committee, and a faithful member of the Choir and the Men’s Friday Morning Bible Study.
Deacon Daryl is a native of Houston, Texas. After High School he served for four years in the US Army, where he served in the 3rd Infantry Regiment, also known as the Old Guard - the US Army’s official Presidential Honor Guard stationed at Ft. Myer, Virginia, adjacent to Arlington Cemetery.
After the Army Daryl returned to Texas and went to school. He earned a B.A. in History and an M.A. in Biblical Studies from Dallas Baptist University. He also went on to earn a Master of Humanities from the University of Dallas where he studied Medieval History and Philosophy. During this time he pursued additional graduate work at both Dallas Theological Seminary and Baylor University. He also taught for three years as an adjunct professor of religion at Dallas Baptist University. Currently Daryl is working on completing a Master of Theology [Th.M.] in Anglican Studies at Cranmer Theological House. He also serves as the Technology Committee Chair at Church of the Holy Communion.
Daryl and his wife have been married for 25 years, and have two children.
The Rev. Deacon Michael Templin Deacon Michael is a native of Lewisville, Texas. He attended Criswell College and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies in 2006, and is currently completing the Master of Divinity at Cranmer Theological House. Michael began attending Church of the Holy Communion when he enrolled in seminary in Fall of 2011, and is the Liaison for Jewish Ministry at CHC, a teacher in the Young Adults Sunday School class, a leader of the Traditions Fellowship small group, and is working with Mission/Church Planting opportunities with the Church. He was ordained a Deacon in the Autumn of 2015. He is a member of the Society of King Charles the Martyr and a member of the Society of Our Lady of Walsingham.
Deaconess Mary Jane was born in St. Paul Minnesota. She attended Catholic grade school and an all girls' Catholic High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science [B.S.] from the University of Texas at Dallas in Psychology and Special Education, with Teaching Certificates for all grades.
Mary Jane began attending CHC in 1972. She has been the Stewardship and Receiving Treasurer for CHC since 1978, along with service as Vestryman, Altar Guild member, HCCA School Board President and member of the HCCA School Board.
She was married to the late George Mathieu. Together they had three children. After many years of parish service, Mary Jane was chosen to become CHC's first Deaconess. She was "set apart" in 2008. She has many roles as Deaconess, including assisting the clergy, Altar Guild, Children's Chapel, Order of St. Luke, and attending to the sick and shut-ins on a weekly basis.
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