Leadership

CLERGY

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.

The Rt. Reverent Keith L. Ackerman, SSC

The Rt. Reverend Keith Lynn Ackerman, SSC will be assisting  the Rt. Rev. Ryan Reed 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.

The Very Rev. John H. Munson, SSC
The Very Reverend 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 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.

The Reverend Randy Rogers felt called to the Priesthood at a very early age. He is a graduate of Florida Keys Community College, University of Florida and California University of Pennsylvania. Fr. Rogers holds a degree from the Washington Hospital School of Anesthesia and works full-time as an Anesthesiologist. He obtained his theological training at St. Meinrad College, St. Meinrad School of Theology in Meinrad, Indiana and Cranmer Theological House in Dallas.

Fr. Rogers was ordained as a transitional deacon on March 3, 2019 and then as a priest on August 25, 2019 by the Rt. Reverend Jack L. Iker, the 3rd Bishop of the Diocese of Fort Worth. He currently serves as the Assisting Priest here at St. John the Divine, but also serves as a Supply Priest when needed in the Northern Deanery.

Fr. Rogers, his wife Stephani, and son Blake live in Wichita Falls.

The Reverend 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.

STAFF

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

BISHOP’S COMMITTEE

  • Senior Warden – Charles Smollen
  • Junior Warden – Tom Garey
  • Treasurer – Don Young
  • Clerk – Laurie Munson
  • Kerry Bell
  • Sharon Stephenson

St. John the Divine’s Bishop Committee meets the 2nd Sunday of every month. Our meetings are not closed and open to all laity.

1000 South Berry Street
Burkburnett, Texas 76354
(940) 569-3558

Our Mission

Faithfully ministering the Word and Sacraments – through  worship, prayer and community outreach.

WORSHIP

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

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
– Bible Study 6:00PM

Wednesday Nights 6PM

Camp Crucis

NEWS

4th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth announces changes and additions in Diocesan Staff

Bishop Jack L. Iker’s parting words upon his retirement

The Bishop’s Page

Upcoming Events

  • February 18, 2020
    • Divine StitchesDivine StitchesTime: 6:00 pm
      Divine Stitches is a sewing ministry. We provide simple blankets for the First Responders in the Burkburnett area as well as work on our own personal projects.
  • February 19, 2020
    • Bible StudyBible StudyTime: 6:00 pm
      Grow your knowledge of the Bible and theology with Fr. John every Wednesday night.
  • February 23, 2020
    • Christian Ed. & Holy EucharistChristian Ed. & Holy EucharistTime: 9:30 am
      Christian Education @ 9:30AM
      Holy Eucharist @ 10:30AM
  • February 25, 2020
    • Annual Pancake SupperAnnual Pancake SupperTime: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
      Every year St. John the Divine opens their doors to the community of Burkburnett and serves up a lot of pancakes and sausage! 1000 S. Berry Street
      Burkburnett, Texas 76354
    • Divine StitchesDivine StitchesTime: 6:00 pm
      Divine Stitches is a sewing ministry. We provide simple blankets for the First Responders in the Burkburnett area as well as work on our own personal projects.

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