Camps and Conferences Report

Rob Watson, Director of Camps and Conferences, shared stories of how each of our camps and conference centers have touched the lives of those in our diocesan family, children who attend Good Samaritan Community Services, and the Wounded Warrior Project. It is through the support from our churches and members that we are able toContinue reading “Camps and Conferences Report”

Habitat Builders for West Texas

The Rev. John Badders, chair of the Habitat Builders for West Texas, updated Council on the work of the task force. The diocese has been in relationship with Habitat for Humanity for over 25 years. In 2012, Bishop Lillibridge asked the diocese to build three Habitat homes in six years. Because of the generosity ofContinue reading “Habitat Builders for West Texas”

The Rt. Rev. Benito Juarez Martinez

The Rt. Rev. Benito Juarez Martinez from the Diocese of Southeastern Mexico visited our Diocesan Council and offered his words of support and encouragement for our continued partnership. He brought “greetings that transcend our borders,” and celebrated the long years of continued friendship among the brothers and sisters in our two Diocese. Hear his fullContinue reading “The Rt. Rev. Benito Juarez Martinez”

Report of Military Ministry

The Rev. Karen Brandon, along with Chaplain Susan Douglas, and Dexter Lesieur, delivered an update on the diocesan Military Ministry efforts, which began after a ministry to active duty military, veterans, and their families was set forth as a new diocesan initiative by Bishop Reed at last year’s Diocesan Council. Though the field is vastContinue reading “Report of Military Ministry”

Young Adult Leadership Formation

The Rev. Ram Lopez (St. George, San Antonio) and Lisa Earl (St. Peter’s, Kerrville) are co-chairs of the Young Adult Leadership Formation initiative, one of the initiatives set forth by Bishop Reed last year. In their report to Council on Friday, February 24, Lopez and Earl reminded the diocese that young adults are very interestedContinue reading “Young Adult Leadership Formation”

Church Planting Task Force

John Thompson (Christ Church, San Antonio), the Rev. Ripp Hardaway (St. John’s, New Braunfels), Delia Cardenas (St. Stephen’s, San Antonio), and the Rev. David Read (St. Luke’s, San Antonio) updated Diocesan Council on the work over the past year of the Church Planting Task Force. The task force was created after last year’s Diocesan Council,Continue reading “Church Planting Task Force”

Good Samaritan Community Services – New CEO Simon Salas

In January of 2016, Jill Oettinger announced her retirement as the CEO of Good Samaritan Community Services (GSCS). Simon G. Salas, Esq. was announced as its new CEO this past December. He began work at GSCS in January, 2017 and is the 5th named CEO of GSCS in its 65 years of operation. Mr. Salas shared some ofContinue reading “Good Samaritan Community Services – New CEO Simon Salas”

Report on College Missions

Greg Richards, director of College Missions, said that God continues to bring new life on the campuses of St. Mary’s University, the University of Incarnate Word, the University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas State University, and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, the newest program location of Vital University Ministries (College Missions). “WeContinue reading “Report on College Missions”