Leadership

Bp. Iker and Bp. Reed
The Rt. Rev. Ryan S. Reed SSC

CLERGY

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.

Bp. Ackerman
The Rt. Rev. Keith L. Ackerman SSC

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 has served as vicar of St. Timothy’s Church in Fort Worth. Before his consecration, 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. See more at https://bishopkeithackerman.com/

Fr. John Munson
The Very Rev. Fr. John Munson SSC
The Very Reverend Fr. John H. Munson SSC is the Vicar of St. John the Divine Church. He was born in Fort Worth, baptized and confirmed at Trinity Episcopal Church. He attended Paschal High School and graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication from Tarleton State University. He received the degree of Master of Divinity from Nashotah House Theological Seminary in Wisconsin in 1992. He was ordained a transitional deacon in December 1991 and into the priesthood on the Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul, 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 the 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, Fr. Munson was appointed as the Bishop’s Vicar to St. John the Divine Anglican Church, Burkburnett, Texas. In addition to this ministry he serves as a chaplain for the Burkburnett Police Department, he is involved with the local Ministerial Alliance, the Rotary Club of Burkburnett, and served as the Executive Director for Grace Ministries Relief Agency from July 2018 through January 2020. Fr. Munson serves as the Dean for the Northern Deanery, is on the Executive Council for the Diocese, and has served on the Board of Managers for Camp Crucis.  Fr. Munson was made a Canon in the Diocese of Northern Malawi in recognition of his service to the Bishop and people of the diocese.

Whenever possible, he and his wife, Laurie, enjoy visiting with their children and grandchildren.  Laurie is indispensable to the operation of the mission, serving as Clerk, Admin Assistant, webmaster, Organist, and Acolyte.

In Memoriam  (March 14 1950 – November 1, 2020)

The Rev’d Deacon Melody Crabb

The Reverend Deacon Melody Crabb was born in Houston, Texas and was raised in Anahuac, Hull, Navasota, and Jersey Village, Texas.  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 she 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 levels were 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.

STAFF

  • Administrative Assistant – Laurie Munson
  • Youth Ministries – Susan Morris
  • Altar Guild – Susan Morris
  • Website – Laurie Munson

BISHOP’S COMMITTEE

  • 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.

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SUNDAY
– Christian Education 9:30AM
– Holy Eucharist 10:30AM

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
– Bible Study 6:00PM

Upcoming Events

  • September 28, 2022
    • Wednesday Life GroupWednesday Life GroupTime: 6:00 pm
      We meet each week at 6:00 pm for a meal and study. During the summer we are watching various Christian-based movies followed by discussion.
  • October 2, 2022
    • Christian EducationChristian EducationTime: 9:30 am - 10:15 am
      Join us as Fr. Munson leads us through the Discover the Bible Study.
    • Holy MassHoly MassTime: 10:30 am
      St. John is located in the small town of Burkburnett, just north of Wichita Falls. We worship in the Anglican tradition and use the 2019 Book of Common Prayer. We would love for you to visit us on a Sunday morning. Come as you are, worship with us, and grow with us in the knowledge of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • October 5, 2022
    • Wednesday Life GroupWednesday Life GroupTime: 6:00 pm
      We meet each week at 6:00 pm for a meal and study. During the summer we are watching various Christian-based movies followed by discussion.
  • October 9, 2022
    • Christian EducationChristian EducationTime: 9:30 am - 10:15 am
      Join us as Fr. Munson leads us through the Discover the Bible Study.

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