The Rev. Joann Saylors, the diocesan canon for deployment and congregational development, welcomed and introduced the clergy members who have come into the Diocese of West Texas this past year. They include: The Rt. Rev. Ramiro Delgado, interim rector of Church of the Redeemer, Eagle Pass; the Rev. Sandy Casey-Martus, rector of St. Stephen’s, Wimberley; the Rev. James Derkits, vicar of Trinity by the Sea, Port Aransas; the Rev. Michael Koehler, assistant rector of St. Stephen’s, Wimberley; the Rev. Laurie McKim, assistant rector of Church of the Advent, Brownsville; the Rev. Ben Nelson, rector of St. Mark’s, San Marcos; and the Rev. Nancy Springer, assistant rector of St. John’s, McAllen.
The Rt. Rev. Gary Lillibridge, bishop of the diocese, then introduced the current seminary students that are attending Diocesan Council: the Rev. Carol Morehead, a senior at Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, who will serve as an assistant priest at St. Mark’s, San Antonio beginning in June; and the Rev. Tim True, a senior at Sewanee, who will serve as an assistant priest at St. Luke’s, San Antonio, beginning in June. Both Morehead and True were ordained to the diaconate this winter.
Lillibridge also welcomed the Rt. Rev. Benito Juarez-Martinez visiting from the Diocese of Southeast Mexico and the Rt. Rev. Francisco Moreno visiting from the Diocese of Northern Mexico.