The Rt. Reverend Ryan S. Reed SSC is the 4th Bishop of Fort Worth. He was consecrated as Bishop Coadjutor of The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth on September 21, 2019, and became Diocesan Bishop on January 1, 2020.
A native of Nebraska, Bishop Reed was raised near Houston. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Texas A&M University, where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets, and a Master of Divinity degree from Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania.
Bishop Reed was ordained to both the diaconate and priesthood by the Right Reverend Jack L. Iker in 1996 and 1997, respectively. His entire ordained ministry tenure has been within the Diocese of Fort Worth, most recently as Dean of St. Vincent’s Cathedral, since 2002 where he served until his election on June 2, 2019. He and his wife, Kathy, have one daughter.
The Rt. Reverend Keith Lynn Ackerman SSC, is the Assisting Bishop in the Diocese of Fort Worth. He was elected as the eighth Bishop of Quincy on January 8, 1994. He was consecrated as a bishop on June 29, 1994, at St. Paul’s Cathedral in the see city of Peoria, Illinois. He retired as Bishop of Quincy on November 1, 2008.
Bishop Ackerman works part-time as a therapist and serves as vicar of St. Timothy’s Church in Fort Worth. Before becoming a bishop, Ackerman was a curate at the Church of the Transfiguration in Freeport, Long Island, New York (1974–76), then as rector of St. Mary’s Church in Charleroi, Pennsylvania (1976-1989), and then as rector of St. Mark’s Church in Arlington, Texas (1989 – 1994).
Bishop Ackerman was previously (until 2012) the president of Forward in Faith North America, a conservative Anglo-Catholic movement operating in a number of provinces of the Anglican Communion.
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.
In Memoriam (March 14 1950 – November 1, 2020)
The Reverend Deacon Melody Crabb was born in Houston, Texas and was raised 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, Dcn. 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.
Dcn. 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 personnel was cut in the late 1980’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 Dcn. 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. Dcn. Melody transitioned to Eternal Life on All Saints Day, AD 2020.
- Administrative Assistant – Laurie Munson
- Youth Ministries – Susan Morris
- Altar Guild – Susan Morris
- Website – Laurie Munson
- Senior Warden – Mark Penney
- Junior Warden – Tom Garey
- Treasurer – Don Young
- Clerk – Laurie Munson
- Zach Hensch
- Susan Morris
St. John the Divine’s Bishop’s Committee meets the 2nd Sunday of every month. Our meetings are not closed and open to all laity.