Bishop's Office, Houston

  • The Rt. Rev. C. Andrew Doyle / IX Bishop of Texasemail

    • Bishop Andy oversees and is the chief pastor for more than 78,000 Episcopalians in the Diocese of Texas and for 400 clergy working in 153 congregations, schools, chaplaincies, and institutions.

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      office: 713.520.6444 ext. 1024

  • Stephanie Taylor / Assistant to Bishop of Texasemail

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      Stephanie serves the Office of the Bishop by maintaining Bishop Doyle’s calendar, correspondence, and schedule.  She also handles remarriage petitions. 

      office: 713.520.6444 ext. 1024

  • Rebecca Nelson-Gomez / Special Events & Confirmation Visitation

    • Rebecca coordinates the confirmation visitation schedule for the Bishop Diocesan and for visiting bishops.  She also coordinates special events and travel arrangements for the Office of the Bishop, and is the diocesan/group administrator for housing, travel, and special events for General Convention.

      office: 713.520.6444 ext. 1011

  • Laura Krustchinsky / Receptionistemail

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      Laura is responsible for directing all incoming calls to the appropriate staff members.  She also manages room reservations for all meetings held at the Diocesan Center; reservations can be made three years in advance.

      office: 713.520.6444

Bishop Suffragan's Office, Austin

  • The Rt. Rev. Dena Harrison / Bishop Suffraganemail

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      Bishop Dena serves as Regional Bishop in the West Region of the Diocese, overseeing pastoral and administrative needs in the region.  She is the Executive for Ministry, overseeing the Commission on Ministry and the ordination process.  She is also the Executive for World Mission and chairs the boards of the following diocesan institutions: El Buen Samaritano, St. Stephen's School, and Seminary of the Southwest.  Nationally, she serves on the board of Episcopal Relief & Development and on the Disciplinary Board for Bishops.

      office: 512.478.0580

  • Alicia Alcantara / Assistant to Bishop Harrisonemail

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      Alicia manages Bishop Harrison’s calendar, correspondence, and schedule.

      office: 512.478.0580

  • Ana Gonzales May / Assistant to Commission on Ministryemail

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      Ana provides administrative support to the executive for ministry for the Commission on Ministry activities.  She maintains application files for all nominees for ordination as well as manages the application process for nominees to seminary, bi-vocational, and deacon ordination tracks.

      office: 512.478.0580


Bishop Suffragan's Office, Tyler

  • The Rt. Rev. Jeff W. Fisher / Bishop Suffragan email

    • Bishop Jeff serves as the Regional Bishop of the East Region of the Diocese.  He is the Executive for Pastoral Ministry and is responsible throughout the diocese for pastoral care to clergy and their families, including retired clergy and surviving spouses.  He oversees congregational and administrative needs in the East Region.  He serves as chair of the boards of St. James House in Baytown and St. Vincent’s House in Galveston and works with several diocesan ministries such as the Episcopal Church Women (ECW), Altar Guild, and Daughters of the King.  He also serves on the board of All Saints’ Episcopal School in Tyler, oversees Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, and approves grants under the Clergy Sabbatical Program.  

      office: 888.579.6012

  • Martha Harvey / Assistant to Bishop Fisheremail

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      Martha schedules Bishop Fisher’s visitations, meetings and other appointments and makes his travel arrangements.  She assists with physician referrals for clergy, parishioners, and their family members.  She plans and coordinates attendance at Little Church Club meetings, annual retreats for Retired Clergy, Spouses and Surviving Spouses of Clergy, and Planning for Tomorrow Conferences.  She also communicates information for the Bishop to the East Region for the Diocese.

      office: 888.579.6012



  • The Ven. Russ Oechsel, Jr. / Archdeaconemail

    • Russ is responsible for convening the community of deacons biannually.  He is responsible for placing deacons in congregations following their graduation from the Iona School for Ministry.  He is also responsible for deacons’ pastoral care and assists with their continuing education.  He teaches several times per year at the Iona School and oversees chapel services at The Diocesan Center in Houston. 

      office: 713.520.6444


Benefit's Administration

  • Debra M. Klinger / Human Resources Administratoremail

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      Debra handles all human resources, clergy compensation and payroll questions and issues.   She also provides guidance regarding all clergy compensation matters, clergy and lay pension problems, clergy retirements, and short and long-term disability for clergy and lay employees.

      office: 713.520.6444 ext. 1012

  • Cornelio Adams, Jr. / Benefits Associate email

    • Cornelio is responsible for benefits enrollments/changes and managing the Health Savings Account (HSA) records.  He is also available to help members with benefits questions or problems.

      office: 713.520.6444 ext. 1038


Camp Allen

  • George Dehan / President of Camp Allenemail

    • George leads in fulfilling the mission of offering quality programs and Christian hospitality to the thousands of guests and campers who come to the facility annually.  The job of fulfilling that mission is to work within a $5 million budget while creating a strategy to increase awareness of the summer camp program, adult education programs, ecological programs, and giving opportunities available at Camp Allen Conference and Retreat Center. 


      office: 936.825.7175


Canon to the Ordinary

  • Kai Ryan / Canon to the Ordinary / Chief Operating Officer email

    • Canon Kai serves as COO, leading the ministry staff of the Diocese to support and implement the vision of the Diocese. She is involved with canonical Revised Title IV work, assisting the Bishop’s work with clergy discipline and other discipline matters. She also mentors rectors, clergy new to the Diocese, bi-vocational priests, transitional deacons, pastoral leaders, pastoral leader interns, and interim clergy.


      office: 713.520.6444

  • Alice Kerr / Assistant to Office of Bishop, Archivist, & Recorder of Ordinations  email

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      Alice serves the Office of the Bishop as the Recorder of Ordinations and serves as the diocesan Archivist.  She assists with clergy licensing, deacons’ ordination, chaplains’ ecclesiastical endorsement, and she offers other support as needed.

      office: 713.520.6444 ext. 1013

  • Sara Myers / Assistant to Canon to the Ordinary/COO  email

    • Sara assists Canon Ryan in her work as COO and in the various areas of transition ministry including clergy transition, congregations involved in a search process, placement for seminary-track curates and bi-vocational pastoral leaders, discipline issues, and orientation for new clergy. She is responsible for maintaining the Clergy Supply List and the Clergy Manual and informing the Diocese of significant changes therein. Sara also manages Canon Ryan’s calendar.

      office: 713.520.6444 ext. 1036


Mission Amplification

  • Mary M. MacGregor / Director of Mission Amplification / Canon for Congregational Vitality  email

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      Canon MacGregor heads the staff team that nurtures and strengthens existing congregations and advances the planting of new communities of faith and missional communities. As Canon for Congregational Vitality, she works closely with congregations in assessing and supporting many aspects of their vitality. Part of this work includes leading or overseeing strategic groups such as First Time in Charge, Curate Camp, the diocesan Stewardship Committee, and facilitated Clericus Groups. She trains and deploys congregational coaches to do specific work with congregations. She also oversees the offering of one day workshops and conferences for lay leadership development around a variety of topics. In addition, she serves as Director of the Iona School for Ministry, which is an internal school for the formation of bi-vocational priests and vocational deacons.


      office: 713.520.6444 ext. 1028

  • Julie Heath / Assistant to Mission Amplification / Administrator of Iona School email 

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      Julie supports Canon MacGregor by serving as coordinator for events and conferences, such as Clergy Conference, THE Conference, Warden’s and Vestry Conferences, Curate Camp, First Time in Charge, new clergy orientation, and more. In addition, Julie serves as administrator for the Iona School for Ministry managing all aspects of student and faculty communication, registrations, and all other business for the school.


      office: 713.520.6444 ext. 1017

  • Bob Schorr / Manager of Church Plants & Strategic Development email

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      Bob focuses on church planting, including supporting, coaching, and resourcing the planters as well as land and buildings, e.g. site selection and acquisition, site master planning, permitting, and construction project management. In this capacity, he works closely with the other members of the Congregational Development Team. Bob has expertise in governance, organizational clarity, and facility planning and operations. Bob is a resource to churches with facility maintenance and repair challenges, and those needing guidance and referrals in master planning, design, construction, and capital campaigns.

      office: 800.318.4452
            or 713.520.6444 ext. 1004

      fax: 713.520.5723
  • Dania Lainez / Assistant to Church Plants & Strategic Development  email

    • Dania is responsible for scheduling meetings and retreats for the Church Planters Team and Strategic Development Group. She also assists with building facilities and coordinating organization-wide electronic usage.

      office: 713.520.6444 ext. 1004



  • Carol E. Barnwell / Director of Communicationsemail

      • Carol oversees all communications for the Diocese of Texas. She writes for and edits the quarterly magazine, Diolog: The Texas Episcopalian, produces audio and video content, assists diocesan staff in strategic planning for communicating their work to the Diocese, and provides training for churches in effective communications and website development. The Office of Communication produces weekly e-news for the Diocese as well as a weekly clergy e-newsletter. Carol serves as the diocesan media liaison and consults congregations on crisis communications. She is a member of the Episcopal Relief and Development Inspiration Fund Advisory Committee and a board member of Episcopal Church Visual Arts (ECVA). She also curates EDOT Gallery at the Diocesan Center in Houston.

        office: 713.353.2140



  • LaShane K. Eaglin / Graphic Designer and Web Administrator email

    • LaShane produces graphics for special projects, and she designs and lays out the quarterly magazine: Diolog: The Texas Episcopalian. She is also the web administrator for

      office: 713.353.2133

  • Paulette E. Martin / Hispanic Communications Specialist  email

    • Paulette serves as the communication liaison between the Diocese and the Hispanic congregations in the Diocese of Texas. She scouts and covers stories that are relevant within the Hispanic communities. She contributes to the website by writing articles and assists in updating the Diocese’s social media. She also helps to produce audio and video.

      Paulette mantiene la relación de comunicaciones entre la Diócesis y las congregaciones hispanas en la Diócesis de Texas. Ella busca y cubre historias que son relevantes dentro de las comunidades hispanas. Ella contribuye a la página web, redacta artículos y  ayuda actualizar las redes sociales de la Diócesis. Ella también ayuda a producir audio y video. 

      office: 713.353.2105

      cell: 832.454.8020

  • Kevin Thompson / Staff Writer and Communications Specialist  email

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      Kevin writes articles for EDOT’s online and print publications. He coordinates the Diocese’s social media, edits the e-newsletters, and assists in maintaining the website. He also helps produce audio, video, and photo content.  

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      office: 713.353.2126

      cell: 713.206.1950


Database Services

  • Shirley Platt / Database & Records Managementemail

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      Shirley manages Doris, the Diocesan Online Records and Information Software, a centralized, consolidated database that includes contact and other information for diocesan churches, clergy, vestry, and other lay leaders.  Directories of churches and clergy are produced from this database, as are lists, reports, and labels.  She works as consultant with contract IT personnel for all database related issues.  She keeps the website updated with contact information on the diocesan churches, and she produces and uploads the monthly diocesan cycle of prayer.  She oversees the registration of clergy and lay - and receipt of data reports due before - Annual Council.  She also oversees personnel responsible for lay licenses and for maintaining addresses for the Diolog: The Texas Episcopalian.

      office: 713.520.6444 ext. 1033

  • Sue Edmonson / Associate for Database Services email

    • Sue is responsible for processing lay licenses for eucharistic ministers, eucharistic visitors, worship leaders, evangelists, and catechists.  She updates the database with information received before Annual Council concerning lay officers and vestry.  She is responsible for the Bishop’s personnel filing and she receives and inputs information from Bishops’ Visitations.  She also maintains names and addresses for the mailing of the Diolog: The Texas Episcopalian, and assists the manager of database services as required.

      office: 713.520.6444 ext. 1021


Financial Services

  • Bob Biehl / Treasurer & Chief Financial Officeremail

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      Bob coordinates the Financial Services area and oversees the finances of the Diocese.  He supervises the accounting function through his work with the controller and the management of the diocesan foundations through the director of foundations.  He reports to the Finance Committee of the Executive Board in managing the finances of the Diocese including developing the budgets, managing cash flow, and reporting results.  He also consults with diocesan institutions and congregations regarding their financial concerns, banking issues, accounting systems and investment options.  He functions as the finance resource to the Bishop’s staff.

      office: 713.520.6444 ext. 1008

  • Rochelle Childers / Assistant to Treasureremail

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      Rochelle’s responsibilities include assisting congregations in their responsibility and accountability for the stewardship of their finances and property, assisting churches, schools, and institutions in obtaining religious property tax exemptions, providing 501(c)(3) letters, and assisting in the processing of articles of incorporation and bylaws.

      office: 713.520.6444 ext .1008

  • David N. Fisher / Director of Foundations email

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      David directs the administration, accounting, and asset management activities of the foundations of the Diocese that includes investments, mineral interests, and real estate holdings .  He also provides consulting services and support to the Office of the Treasurer, the Office of the Bishop and churches throughout the Diocese.  Mr. Fisher acts as liaison to the Episcopal Foundation of Texas, the Bishop Quin Foundation, the Great Commission Foundation, the Episcopal Health Foundation, and the Church Corporation (which holds title to all real estate property in the Diocese) regarding all property acquisitions, building projects, and the sale of property.

      office: 713.520.6444 ext. 1052

  • Angela Smith / Assistant to Director of Foundations email

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      Angela assists the Director of Foundations to manage the business flow of the Church Corporation, the Bishop Quin Foundation, the Episcopal Foundation of Texas, and The Great Commission Foundation.  This involves working closely with foundation board members, congregations in the Diocese, Diocesan staff, and outside professionals that provide ongoing services to the foundations (investments, real estate, oil and gas, insurance, and banking.)  Angela coordinates all regular meetings of the foundations and is involved in the processing of grants made by the foundations.

      office: 713.520.6444 ext. 1052

  • Allison McCloskey / Controlleremail

    • Allison is responsible for the diocesan budget, as well as annual assessments.  She is also responsible for financial reporting to the Executive Board and Finance Committees for the Diocese and foundations, establishment and monitoring of internal controls, oversight of accounts receivable, accounts payable and staff payroll.  She coordinates the annual external audit, is a resource for tax-related questions (charitable contributions, clergy compensation, etc.) and for guidance in congregational financial matters.

      office: 713.520.6444 ext. 1018

  • Andre Kierkiewicz / Senior Accountantemail

    • Andre is responsible for the investment accounting of the Diocesan Foundations.  He also assists with cash flow management and with standard monthly general ledger entries and reconciliation of both the Diocese and its Foundations.  In addition, he assists in the preparation related to the annual audit.

      office: 713.520.6444 ext. 1031

  • Tony Norris / Accounts Receivable Bookkeeperemail

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      Tony processes accounts receivable, assists the Office of the Treasurer with tracking insurance and assessment receipts, and maintains banking transactions.  He provides administrative assistance, maintains supplies for the Houston Diocesan Center, and coordinates seminarian and clergy relocations.

      office: 713.520.6444 ext. 1020

  • Alice Farrell-DeVore / Accounts Payable Bookkeeperemail

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      Alice oversees disbursements for the Diocese and for Diocesan Foundations.  She reconciles and maintains company credit card receipts, posts assigned journal entries, and completes A/P related reconciliations and audit work papers.

      office: 713.520.6444 ext. 1029

  • Debbie Day / Senior Accountantemail

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      Debbie assists in the accounting for the investments of the Diocesan Foundations. She also assists with standard monthly general ledger entries and reconciliation of both the Diocese and its Foundations. 


Lifelong Formation

  • John Newton / Canon for Lifelong Christian Formationemail

    • Canon John provides vision, leadership, and oversight to all diocesan formation ministries.  He also supervises the diocesan formation team, which hosts a wide variety of continuing education opportunities.  He is a resource to parishes looking to identify “best practices” in Christian formation and has a ministry of presence throughout the Diocese as a teacher and a preacher.  As the Bishop’s Canon, he works closely with other diocesan ministry staff team-members and takes on special assignments as given by the Bishop.

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      office: 713.520.6444 ext. 1009

  • Denise Trevino / Missioner for Intercultural Ministryemail

    • Denise coordinates and executes a Diocese-wide series of programs specifically designed to increase understanding and appreciation of diversity and inclusive communities.  She works directly with various diocesan entities on community building through workshops and training events.  She also works with various groups on exploring new Hispanic ministry, intercultural youth events, inter-generational events, and more.

      office: 713.520.6444

  • Angie Mireles-Paz / Youth Events Coordinator  email

    • Angie supports diocesan youth events by coordinating Happening, YES, Midwinter Retreat, Junior High Retreat, Intermediate Retreat, Intermediate Mission Experience, and Missionpalooza.

      office: 713.520.6444 ext. 1030

  • Andrea LaMore / Assistant for Formation email

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      Andrea is responsible for managing online registration for youth events and is the initial contact for registration questions and concerns, working with registrants and parents to gather necessary documents.


  • Jamie Martin-Currie / Missioner for Christian Formationemail

    • Jamie oversees the diocesan support in areas of formation for our congregations and communities. She deploys consultants to assess children’s and youth ministries in congregations and oversees the diocesan youth ministries, assesses children’s ministries, and develops new children, youth, and family ministers.  She serves as a curricula consultant.  Jamie presents workshops at parishes throughout the Diocese and assists the Church at the provincial and national levels. Jamie also coordinates the Diocesan Youth Presence Retreat.



      office: 713.520.6444 ext. 1027


Safe Church

  • Carol Petty / Canon for Wellness and Pastoral Care; Safe Church Minister email

    • Carol develops and oversees the Ministries of Wellness and Care for the diocese, which include clergy wellness and family support, recovery ministries, congregational wellness, and Safe Church. As Safe Church Minister, Carol develops and interprets Safeguarding Policies and serves as Diocesan Intake Officer, receiving and responding to reports of Safeguarding issues and concerns.

      office: 800.947.0580 or 512.478.0580

  • Marty Romero Brickley / Manager of Safe Church Certificationemail

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      Marty oversees and directs the Safe Church Safeguarding Certification process for the Diocese. She supports the processes and infrastructure for Safe Church risk management through the use of the Safeguarding Records System (SRS). She provides training, support and policy navigation to those who manage the processes each year in our churches, schools, and institutions. She manages Safe Church assistants in Houston and NE Texas.

      office: 512.478.0580

  • Danielle Tatro / Administrative Assistant for Wellness and Safe Churchemail

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      Danielle supports the Canon for Wellness and Pastoral Care and the Safe Church office. She assists with wellness ministry development, Wellness and Care communications, and also provides procedural and training support for all the Safeguarding programs. In addition, Danielle is the Safeguarding Records Administrator for EDOT clergy.

       office: 512.478.0580

  • Tracy Cramer / Safe Church Assistant and Liaison to Hispanic Communitiesemail


      Tracy provides bilingual (Spanish-English) Safe Church “help desk” assistance for Safeguarding certification processes to Safeguarding Records Administrators (SRAs), and other staff in congregations, schools, and EDOT organizations. He assists with keeping SRS up to date; provides other bilingual Safe Church services (e.g., conduct needs assessments, train SRAs, etc.) to largely Spanish speaking congregations and translates Safe Church web pages, documents, and written communications. He also provides training and assistance with the online option for SGC recertification, and serves as SRA for small churches as needed.

       office: 512.478.0580

  • Katherine Muhlenbruch / Safe Church Assistant and Master Traineremail


      Katherine supports SRAs in all EDOT organizations in their effort to create and maintain an accurate accounting of members who have or need to have Safeguarding Certification. She trains volunteers to be the Safeguarding Records Administrator (SRA) for their parish/school/organization and offers ongoing support and trouble-shooting. She serves as SRA for small churches as needed. She trains volunteer SGP and SGC trainers to serve in churches and EDOT organizations. She also provides ongoing professional development of trainers and Master Trainers (those who train trainers).

       office: 512.478.0580


Secretary of the Diocese

  • John A. Logan, Jr. / Secretary of the Dioceseemail

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        Canon John prepares Volume I of the Annual Diocesan Council Journal, attends and records minutes of the Diocesan Council meeting and prepares Volume II of the Journal of that Council.  He also attends and records minutes of the Executive Board and assists the Bishop of Texas.

        office: 713.520.6444 ext. 1005 


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