BISHOP'S OFFICE, HOUSTON
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 163 congregations, schools, chaplaincies, and institutions.
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Bishop Hector was born in Guatemala and was Bishop of Costa Rica for 14 years before he came to the Diocese of Texas to help Bishop Andy Doyle. Bishop Hector visits congregations primarily in the southern region of the Diocese of Texas. He also works to grow a multicultural presence in our congregations and helps find people in our Hispanic congregations who may want to become a deacon or priest.
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Sara serves the Office of the Bishop by maintaining Bishop Doyle’s calendar, correspondence, and schedule. She also handles remarriage petitions.
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Millie offers administrative support to Bishop Assistant Hector Monterroso. She also serves the Office of the Bishop as the Recorder of Ordinations, assists with clergy licensing, chaplains’ ecclesiastical endorsement, and she offers other support as needed.
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Julie offers administrative support to Chief of Staff Marcea Paul. She serves as the special events coordinator for Clergy Conference, Deacon Ordinations, staff gatherings, and other events. Julie also assists Bishop Doyle with travel and scheduling.
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The Episcopal Diocese of Texas warmly welcomes Christy Ramos as the new receptionist for the Houston Diocesan Center. Christy has 20 years of experience as an executive assistant, including administration experience in the local oil and gas industry. In those capacities, she supported organizations of all sizes. She enjoys interactions with people and groups, both professionally and personally. No stranger to the diocese, Christy attends Christ Church Cathedral with her children: Jacob (18) and Cat (12). There, she is active with the Youth Ministry Council and is a second year Education for Ministry student. In her spare time, Christy enjoys spending time with her children. She also finds joy in nurturing her pets and exploring new restaurants. Her hobbies include painting, cooking, reading, and traveling.
BISHOP SUFFRAGAN'S OFFICE, AUSTIN
Bishop Suffragan Kathryn M. Ryan serves as Regional Bishop in the West Region of the Diocese, overseeing pastoral and administrative needs in the region. She provides diocesan oversight as chair of the board of El Buen Samaritano, St. Stephen’s School, and Seminary of the Southwest. She also serves as a trustee on the board of Sewanee: The University of the South. Nationally, she serves on the board of Episcopal Relief & Development and on the Disciplinary Board for Bishops.
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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.
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Laura offers administrative and registrar support to the Diocese’s bi-vocational school, The Iona School for Ministry. She works with the Deans of the school to coordinate monthly Iona sessions located at Camp Allen. Along with her duties for Iona, Laura also serves as the receptionist at the Austin Diocesan Center located on the Seminary of the Southwest campus.
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Haley provides administrative support to Bishop Ryan including scheduling visitations, calendar management, travel arrangements, and other support as needed. She also serves as coordinator for post-ordination formation programming for clergy in the diocese, including Curate Cohort, First Time in Charge, and Beginning Well.
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BISHOP SUFFRAGAN'S OFFICE, TYLER
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.
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Kathy 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.
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Assisting Bishop’s Office, Fort Worth
At the Special Electing Convention held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Lubbock on November 22nd, 2008, the Rev. James Scott Mayer, Rector of the Church of the Heavenly Rest in Abilene, Texas, was elected the Fifth Bishop of the Diocese of Northwest Texas. Fr. Mayer was elected on the second ballot. Click here to read more.
Joseph provides administrative support for the Fort Worth office and yet-to-be named Assisting Bishop of the North Region, including scheduling visitations, calendar management, travel arrangements, and administration of the office. He also serves as Clergy Data Specialist, updating clergy contact and visitation information in the diocesan database.
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Camp Allen Conference and Retreat Center
Allen 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.
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CANON TO THE ORDINARY
Christine 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
disciplinarymatters. She also mentors rectors, clergy new to the Diocese, bi-vocational priests, transitional deacons, pastoral leaders, pastoral leader interns, and interim clergy.
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Kathryn assists Canon Faulstich 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. Kathryn also manages Canon Faulstich's calendar.
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Tammy manages the Communications department, overseeing all communications-related functions, for the Diocese of Texas. She and her team are responsible for the messaging, imaging and branding, and all other facets of communications. The goal of the department is to ensure that the mission and vision of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas are clear across all communication platforms by executing initiatives and campaigns to create awareness, primarily centered around those two elements. She and her innovative group support the departments and entities within the diocese, helping them to realize multi-faceted goals related to diocesan work.
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Angela Hider works in the Communications department as Senior Graphic and Creative Designer. She designs diocesan marketing materials for print and web-based projects to advance the mission of the diocese. She helps her team enhance the website and social media platforms to increase their reach and impact. She trains staff on use of the internal website. She also ensures consistency in branding and messaging across the diocese (some of the projects consist of laying out magazines/booklets/annual reports, designing stationery for all regions, creating marketing collateral, indoor/outdoor signage, trade show graphics, internal newsletters, and more).
Angela is a seasoned graphic designer who previously supported over 27 programs and services within 25 school districts during her work as a Senior Graphic Designer at Harris County Department of Education. Angela enjoys bringing to life print and web-based projects and a variety of other collateral designed for a variety of platforms. Having completed formal training at the Art Institute of Houston, she has won numerous awards for her work.
She is a resident of the Houston Heights. Angela is married with three children and two rescue dogs. She is a self-described designer, creative crafter, and food lover. Her passions include learning new things, creating with color, and inspiring people to live happy. In her free time, she loves going to the beach with her family, traveling to different countries, and spending time with friends.
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Daniel has over 6 years experience videographer and photographer. He also has extensive knowledge of web content management, graphic design, and social media production. A native of Houston, TX, he moved to the diocese after 15 years in the education sector.
Daniel oversees website content including, but not limited to, epicenter.org, texasbishop.com, edotcouncil.com, and more. He also responsible for any video or photography created for the diocese as well as social media content produced on EDOT’s Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter accounts.
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With an undergraduate degree in Communications, as well as having worked in the field, Liz will join the Communications team as the Communications and Bilingual Specialist.
As Liz transitions from her work on the Mission Amplification team, her commitment in that area will live on as she serves in this new capacity- bringing with her a wealth of information in ministry within the Diocese of Texas.
Stacy leads our disaster recovery outreach program through partnering with and resourcing congregations to serve their most vulnerable neighbors who struggle to recover from debilitating storms and other forms of disaster. By matching gifts and skills with the needs articulated by a congregation’s neighbors, new and deepening relationships between church members and disaster survivors becomes a means of transformation for individuals and whole communities. Neighborhood resilience and congregational disaster recovery capacity likewise increase that all may be better prepared for the next emergency. Stacy also serves as liaison to Episcopal Relief & Development as our diocesan disaster coordinator.
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Episcopal Health Foundation
Ann leads the Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF). EHF is committed to transforming the health of our communities in the Diocese by going beyond just the doctor’s office. By providing millions of dollars in grants, working with congregations and community partners, and providing important research, EHF supports solutions that address the underlying causes of poor health. EHF was established in 2013 with more than $1.2 billion in estimated assets, the Foundation operates as a supporting organization of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas and works across 81 Texas counties. #HealthNotJustHealthcare
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Linda coordinates the Financial Services team and oversees the finances of the Diocese. She supervises the accounting function through his work with the controller and the management of the diocesan foundations through the Director of Foundations. She 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. She also consults with diocesan institutions and congregations regarding their financial concerns, banking issues, accounting systems and investment options. She functions as the finance resource to the Bishop’s staff.
Email Linda: LMitchell@epicenter.org
Michelle is responsible for providing support to the CFO, interaction with parishes, foundations, and affiliated entities on governance oversight. She serves as the registrar for the diocese and assists churches in registering with the Secretary of State to complete information.
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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.
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Angela assists the Director of Foundation 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.
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Andre is responsible for the diocesan budget, as well as annual assessments. He 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. He coordinates the annual external audit, is a resource for tax-related questions (charitable contributions, clergy compensation, etc.) and for guidance in congregational financial matters.
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Susan supervises and maintains the activity of the accounting team by recording and reporting of the company’s financial activities including revenue, expense and capital transactions, monthly close activities. She creates and reviews journal entries, payables, and receivables, for all entities managed by the Diocese. She also creates or compiles financial statements for Director of Foundations and/or Finance Committees and various Boards, assists in the external audit process and provides tax guidance to congregations
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Araceli provides accounting, treasury, technology and human resources support to the Diocese and five related foundations. She helps maintain general ledgers and preparing financial statements for Diocesan entities. She also provides assistance with the annual external audit.
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Samantha is responsible for accounts receivable for the Diocese, which includes cash receipts, bank reconciliations, and vendor database management. She also provides assistance with accounts payable, invoicing and annual audit preparations.
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Catherine 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.
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Jonathan is responsible for managing the cash flow, investments, real estate, capital projects, debt, and risk of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas and its related entities. He is responsible for leadership in capital planning and financing. Jonathan develops innovative approaches, processes, and services to support mission and growth strategies. He also sustains positive and productive professional relationships with financial institutions, foundations, churches, and related entities.
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As the Financial Services Manager, Tabinda reports to Jonathan Blaker, Director of Treasury. In this role, she is responsible for daily treasury and finance tasks, interaction with parishes, foundations, and affiliated entities, and oversees the day to day operations of the Diocesan offices in Houston, Austin and Tyler and the physical plants.
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Michael Hilfinger serves as the director of real estate and facilities, and reports to Linda Riley Mitchell, CFO. He works out of the Houston office. Michael is responsible for managing the real estate portfolio of our congregations across the 57 counties within our diocese. He also administers leasing agreements while building strong relations with our stakeholders. Holding a Master of Business Administration from the University of Detroit, Mercy (MI), his past work experiences include managing a $150M real estate portfolio. He most recently served as the Manager of Real Estate and Facilities at Occidental Petroleum.
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As Director of Human Resources, Zee, is responsible for leading all Human Resources efforts, recruitment and staffing for the Diocese and its affiliated foundations. She manages the administration and selection of diocesan benefits. She and her team are responsible for providing counsel on clergy compensation matters, pension, clergy retirements, worker’s compensation requests, along with short and long-term disability for clergy and lay employees. Zee also consults with diocesan institutions and foundations regarding payroll matters, housing resolutions and employee transitions.
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Joann leads the Mission Amplification Team’s five missioners who support assist leaders and congregations in planting new communities of faith, both church plants and missional communities, and in nurturing existing congregations and their leaders. The team provides coaching and consulting, as well as assessments and programs like cultural competency training and formation events. Additionally, the diocesan team helps congregations strategize and engage in effective action in response to opportunities and challenges. Contact her via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
As Assistant to the Canon for Mission Amplification, Jill offers administrative support to the Rev. Canon Joann Saylors. She also works with other team members to enhance the ministry of the Mission Amplification team. She maintains the team’s calendars, meetings, and offers other support as needed.
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Beth works with the laity and clergy of the diocese to create systems that increase congregational vitality including developing peer learning cohorts and designing and delivering innovative ways of educating about vital practices. She also consults with and coaches congregations, communities, and clergy and lay leaders as referred by Canon Saylors.
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Leslie serves as the missioner for congregational vitality - new communities, supporting congregations in starting sacramental and relational outposts for those that cannot, or will not, visit an established church environment. She regularly works with clergy and lay leaders in congregations at establishing the evangelistic skill and missional strategy for reaching out beyond our parochial campuses.
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Stephanie supports diocesan youth events by coordinating Happening, YES, Midwinter Retreat, Junior High Retreat, Intermediate Retreat, Intermediate Mission Experience, and Missionpalooza. She also supports the Mission Amplification team administratively.
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Thomas serves as the Missioner for Congregational Vitality-Missional Reimagining. The path to reimagine church is a strengths-based, positive approach to congregational change. The goal is to help congregations move toward a shared vision for the future by engaging with others in strategic innovation. This process distinguishes itself from other organizational visioning and change models by focusing on the best of what is and using this as a platform to discern where God is leading. Undergirded by prayer, this positive approach leads to extraordinary results by reinforcing relationships and culture, creating common vision and direction, promoting learning and innovation, and energizing collective action.
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Hello! My name is Josie Nuñez. I was born in Houston, TX. I am honored and privileged to join the EDOT family as the new Administrative Assistant for new communities. I have been involved with some parishes in the area such as San Pedro and currently San Romero. I am the Mother to two kids, Penelope (5) & Luca (2). I am currently studying for my Bachelors Degree in Marketing at UHD. I am also an entrepreneur and small business owner of “La Tiendita Jo”. My kids inspire me to keep creating and sharing my love for Mexican culture.“
Estela Lopez happily joins the EDOT family as the new Missioner for Congregational Vitality-Connections. She was born in Guadalajara, Mexico. Estela has 15 years of experience in parish ministry in the Episcopal Church, both in Chicago and Houston. A speaker, coach and trainer from John Maxwell Leadership. She has done extensive work reigniting and revitalizing communities through coaching, mentoring and equipping lay leaders for ministry. She is a Living Compass (Brújula de Vida) community wellness advocate for the Latino Ministry and a book author. Estela believes that, "God has the power to transform your pain into love and use it for a higher purpose.
As a member of the Mission Amplification team, the Canon Missioner will report to the Canon for Mission Amplification. The Canon Missioner will work directly with the other Missioners for Congregational Vitality and the Canon for Mission Amplification in developing efforts in the area of congregational vitality, working collaboratively with other members of the Mission Amplification team. Such efforts may include formation and leadership of peer learning cohorts, development of new educational strategies, piloting and measuring other ways of increasing congregational vitality, and working with congregations, communities, clergy and lay leaders on a case-by-case basis as assigned by the Canon for Mission Amplification.
Wellness and Care Ministries / Safeguarding
Lisa, is the Canon for Wellness and Care. She facilitates a culture of health, safety, and mutual care within EDOT. She leads the Wellness and Care Team. She reports to the Canon to the Ordinary/Chief Operating Officer and also works closely with the Bishop Diocesan and the Suffragan Bishop for the Western Region and the Suffragan Bishop assigned as Executive for Pastoral Care. She is based in the Austin Diocesan office.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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).
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Nina 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 manages all Technology related areas at the Diocese. 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.
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Dina provides technical problem resolution and support to the Episcopal Diocese of Texas staff. She provides prompt and quality support by clearly communicating technical solutions in a user-friendly and professional manner. She takes ownership of all issues and escalate to Technology Manager as needed.
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Salah holds a doctorate degree in Business Administration, a Master of Education in Learning and Technology, MA in Education Management and a Bachelor in Computer Science. Salah has more than two decades of technical experience in the higher education sector. His past work experience include, Chief Information Officer at Midway University and VP of Technology at Rend Lake College. In his free time, Salah enjoys spending time with his family and friends as well as traveling and photography.
Kellaura oversees clergy transition, congregations involved in a search process, placement for seminary-track curates and bi-vocational pastoral leaders, and clergy licensing work. She trains rector search committees for congregations preparing to call new rectors. Coordinates orientation for all clergy new to the Diocese. Contact her via email: email@example.com