Bp. Iker and Bp. Reed
The Rt. Reverend Ryan S. Reed, SSC


The Rt. Reverend Ryan S. Reed, SSC, 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. Reverent Keith L. Ackerman, SSC

The Rt. Reverend Keith Lynn Ackerman, SSC, is the Assisting Bishop in the Diocese of Fort Worth (ACNA).  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.

Fr. Munson
The Very Rev’d Fr. John Munson, SSC
The Very Reverend Fr. John H. Munson, SSC, 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 Nashotah House 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 the 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.

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 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 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
  • Sharon Stephenson

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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  • September 26, 2021
    • Christian EducationChristian EducationTime: 9:30 am - 10:15 am
      Join us as we delve into C. S. Lewis' Screwtape Letters. Nowhere is Lewis’ wisdom regarding our ongoing struggle with sin, the world and the devil more clearly on display, than in The Screwtape Letters.
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      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.
  • September 28, 2021
    • Divine Stitches MinistryDivine Stitches MinistryTime: 6:00 pm
      Divine Stitches is a sewing ministry. We provide simple blankets for the First Responders in the Burkburnett area, Patsy's House and prayer quilts for those who are in need of special prayer.
  • September 29, 2021
    • Life GroupLife GroupTime: 6:00 pm
      Our Life Group provides one of the best opportunities for people to get to know each other on a deeper level, grow spiritually, and form life-giving friendships.
  • October 3, 2021
    • Christian EducationChristian EducationTime: 9:30 am - 10:15 am
      Join us as we delve into C. S. Lewis' Screwtape Letters. Nowhere is Lewis’ wisdom regarding our ongoing struggle with sin, the world and the devil more clearly on display, than in The Screwtape Letters.

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