The Rt. Reverend Bishop Jack Leo Iker was consecrated as Bishop Coadjutor of The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth on April 24, 1993, and became Diocesan Bishop on January 1, 1995.
A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, he had served as Rector of the Church of the Redeemer in Sarasota, Florida, for 15 years prior to his election as Bishop. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and The General Theological Seminary in New York City.
He married his high-school sweetheart, Donna, in 1968. They have three daughters and four grandchildren.
The Bishop has been awarded honorary Doctor of Divinity Degrees from Nashotah House Seminary, the University of the South, and the General Theological Seminary. He is a member of the Board of Directors for Forward in Faith North America and the American Anglican Council. In his free time, he enjoys long walks, reading, and beach visits.
The Very Reverend John H. Munson was born in Fort Worth, baptized and confirmed at Trinity Episcopal Church. He attend Paschal High School and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication from Tarleton State University. He attend and received his Masters in Divinity from Nashota House of Theological Seminary, in Wisconsin, in 1992.
He was ordained a transitional deacon in December 1991 and into the priesthood in June 1992 when he began serving as a diocesan curate at St. Vincent Cathedral until he answered God’s call to be an assistant at the Church of the Incarnation in Dallas.
In 1995 he left active ministry for personal reasons and returned to active ministry in 2009, when he began serving in a part-time capacity at St. Laurence Church, Southlake, Texas for 18 months, and supplied at several other churches as needed throughout the diocese.
On February 20, 2011, he was appointed as the Bishop’s Vicar to St. John the Divine Anglican Church, Burkburnett. In addition to his ministry he serves as a Chaplain for the Burkburnett Police Department and for the Wichita Falls County Sheriff’s Department. Additionally, he is involved with the local Ministerial Alliance, Burkburnett Rotary and serves as the Director for Grace Ministries Relief Agency. Other responsibilities include serving as Dean for the Northern Deanery, serving on the Executive Committee and Camp Crucis Board of Managers.
Whenever possible, he and his wife, Laurie, enjoy visiting with their children and grandchildren, and taking long vacations to various parts of the United States on their motorcycles.
Deacon Melody Crabb was born in Houston, Texas and was raise in Anahuac, Hull, Navasota, and Jersey Village, Texas. She graduated from Cy-fair Senior High School, Cypress, Texas in 1968. She graduated from Texas Woman’s University in 1972 with a BS in Occupational Therapy. She earned a Master of Arts degree in Occupational Therapy Education, Administration and Research from Texas Woman’s University in Denton and Houston.
During the active duty time in the US Army in California, Dn. Melody became an Associate of the Sisterhood of the Holy Nativity in Santa Barbara and Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. During her inactive reserve period, she entered the novitiate of the Sisterhood of the Holy Nativity in Santa Barbara, California and Fond du Lac, Wisconsin taking the name in religion of Sister Magdalen. She was Junior professed and served in the Santa Barbara, Bayshore, New York, and Providence, Rhode Island houses. However, the Lord had other plans for her and did not take her final vows, and returned to Associate status in SHN.
Dn. Melody cross transferred into the U.S. Air Force and was stationed at Sheppard AFB, Wichita Falls, Texas as an officer and Occupational Therapist in the Biomedical Science Corps. When the Air Force was cut in the late 80’s, she returned to civilian life working in nursing homes, home health, school districts, and rehab centers in Texas and Oklahoma.
After a period of discernment Dn. Melody felt she was being called by the Lord to enter the permanent diaconate in the Diocese of Ft. Worth. After Studies at the Anglican School of Theology in Dallas and St. Anselm’s School in Ft. Worth she was ordained to the diaconate, Dec. 6th, 2008 on the Feast of St. Nicholas and began serving at All Saints, Wichita Falls, Texas until 2014 at which time she was called to St. John the Divine, Burkburnett, Texas where she currently serves.
- Administrative Assistant – Laurie Munson
- Youth Ministries – Susan Morris
- Altar Guild – Diana Lochridge
- Website – Laurie Munson
- Senior Warden – David Hartwell
- Junior Warden – Miriam Torres
- Treasurer – Don Young
- Clerk – Laurie Munson
- Kerry Bell
- Sharon Stephenson
St. John the Divine’s Bishop Committee meets the 2nd Sunday of every month and meetings are open to all laity.