A Lenten Pilgrimage- My Journey of Faith
Every Wednesday, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
“A LENTEN PILGRIMAGE – My Journey of Faith”
MARCH 8 – The Rev. Katherine (Kitty) Lehman
Kitty Lehman is a native of this diocese. Her father was ordained by Bishop Jones, from St. Mark's, San Antonio, after which he began St. David's mission in San Antonio, and then served on staff at Good Shepherd, Corpus Christi, before becoming Archdeacon of the Diocese of Southern Virginia. Kitty went to seminary at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, before being ordained from St. Anselm's, Lafayette, in the Diocese of California. She served on staff at St. Stephen's, Orinda, and St. Stephen's, Belvedere, before being called as Rector of St.Bede's in Menlo Park, where she served twenty-two years before retirement. While there, during sabbatical study, she returned to CDSP to earn a DMin in evangelism and the arts. Since returning to settle in Kerrville and at St. Peter's, where her family has history, she has served to supply Trinity, Junction and Calvary, Menard, congregations her father served later in life. She and her husband, Clay, a San Antonio native, have two daughters, who live with their families in California and Colorado.
March 15—The Rev. Tom Luck
Tom is a sixth generation German Texan, raised in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and the son of a priest. An active church member from his days as a youth, Tom attended Austin College, majoring in British Studies and Philosophy, which included a semester of study n London. He attended seminary at Nashotah House. After spending two years serving a parish in Richardson, TX, he spent the next 30 years serving parishes in New Hapmshire, Maine, and New Your, most recently serving as Dean and Rector of St. Paul’s Cathedral in Syracuse. A participant and Chaplain of the Clergy Leadership Project of Trinity Churh, Wall Stree, he has a Masters degree in Religious Studies from Harvard and a Certificate of Advanced Ministry Studies from Church Divintiy School of the Pacific. Tom is Program Manager of the FLOCK, the wine club of Hilmy Cellars, and an Assistant Clergy at St. Barnabas Church in Fredericksburg, where he lives with his wife, Jane. He and Jane enjoy music, food and wine, and time with their children and grandchildren.
March 22—The Rev. Tom Murray, III
Fr. Tom was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He attended Texas A & M University where he earned a B.S. in Psychology in 1987. He went on the University of Mary Hardin Baylor to obtain his M.A. in Psychology in 1989. In 1990, and for the next 3 years, Fr. Tom underwent brain tumor removal and resulting complications, necessitating hospitalization and recovery. After this life changing event, Fr. Tom attended the Virginia Theological Seminary and graduated in 1996.
Tom first served as a Chaplain Intern at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital and Texas Heart Insitute & Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, TX until 1998. He then worked as the Assistant Rector for St. Cuthbert Episcopal Church in Houston until 2000. Then, All Saints Episcopal School in Tyler, TX as the Chaplin until 2002. Tom then went on to serve as the Associate Priest at Christ Episcopal Churh in Tyler, and the Assistant Rector at Trinity Episcopal Church in Marshall, TX. During 2004 & 2005, Tom served as the Rector at St. Michael and All Angeles Episcopal Church in Longview, TX. His activities in the Diocese of Texas have included serving on the Executive Board, serving as Commission Chair of The Ministry of the Disabled, and serving as Spiritual Director Y.E.S. (Jr. High Renewal Retreat).
March 29—The Rev. John Michael Wheeler
First serving a Baptist church as pastor six years in the Beaumont area (where he “blessedly” met Father Dick
Elwood), Father Mike entered The Episcopal Church in 1987, serving two parishes in Houston—st. Martin’s and St. Chrisptopher’s; then in the Diocese of Missouri until retirement two years ago.
Today, Father Mike and his wife, Robin, enjoy active membership at St. Peter’s, and the beautiful Texas Hill Country life at their home in Hunt. Together, they have four children and three grandchildren.
April 5—The Rev. Richard Elwood
The Rev. Richard H. Elwood grew up in Waco at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Dick is a graduate of Baylor University with a degree in English and History, and from The University of the South (Sewanee) with a Master's degree in theology.
Dick served as the Rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Tyler during the 70's, and Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Kingwood from late 70's until mid 80's, and St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Beaumont until 2000. He became a member of the staff at St. Martin's in Houston, then retiring in 2005. Dick became the Interim Rector of St. Barnabas in Fredericksburg for almost five years, and most recently, on the staff of St. Francis Episcopal Church in Houston. Dick, and his wife Jane, have two grown children and three grandchildren.