The Most Rev. Dr. Foley Beach
Archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America
The Most Reverend Doctor Foley Beach was elected the Archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America on June 22, 2014. He is also the Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of the South, headquartered in a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia.
Archbishop Beach is a graduate of Georgia State University, the University of the South, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He began his ministry by serving teenagers through Young Life. Prior to serving as archbishop and bishop, he planted and led Holy Cross Anglican Church in Loganville, Georgia.
Archbishop Beach can be heard on radio stations in the U.S. and around the world via his teaching ministry, A Word from the Lord, and his One-Minute Message, an evangelism outreach to the unchurched.
He and his wife are life-long Georgians, and have two adult children.
The Most Rev. Ray R. Sutton
Presiding Bishop of the Reformed Episcopal Church
The Most Rev. Ray R. Sutton serves as the Presiding Bishop of the Reformed Episcopal Church (REC) and the Ordinary of the Diocese of Mid America. He is also the Dean of the Province and Ecumenical Affairs of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA), of which the Reformed Episcopal Church is a founding member and special jurisdiction. Bishop Sutton often lectures at ACNA and Reformed Episcopal Seminaries, and is a popular retreat speaker.
A native of Kentucky and a Dallas resident since he was 13, Bishop Sutton received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Southern Methodist University and his Masters of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. From 1976 to 1991, he served as a parish minister. Following this, he pursued doctoral studies in an associated research program at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford with Coventry University, from which he received his Ph.D.
He became the Dean and Professor of New Testament at the Reformed Episcopal Seminary in Philadelphia, and continues as an adjunct professor today. Later, Bishop Sutton functioned as Dean and Professor of Theology at Cranmer Theological House, where he continues to teach. He has also authored four books on theology, his most recent being Signed, Sealed and Delivered: A Study of Holy Baptism.
Bishop Sutton is married to Susan Jean Schaerdel of Dallas, a fellow graduate of Southern Methodist University. The Suttons have seven children and four grandchildren. The Suttons live in Dallas where Bishop Sutton’s residential offices are at the Pro Cathedral of the Church of the Holy Communion.
The Rev. Jonathan Trebilco
Rector of Saint Francis Anglican Church
The Rector, or senior pastor, of our parish is Fr. Jonathan Trebilco. Fr. Jonathan comes from a missionary family: his parents were career missionaries in Vietnam, Indonesia, and the U.S. He lived in Indonesia as a child but was mostly raised in Northern California, where his parents ministered to Southeast Asian immigrants. There, he discovered and fell in love with the Book of Common Prayer and was confirmed in the Reformed Episcopal Church.
Fr. Jonathan has a B.A. in Biblical studies from Trinity College of the Bible and Theological Seminary (Newburg, IN). He moved to Houston in 2006 to attend Cranmer Theological House full time (Cranmer House is the diocesan seminary of the REC’s Diocese of Mid-America). Here in Houston, he met and married his wife Sommer Bridges. He graduated summa cum laude from seminary, with an M.Div. in 2009, was made a deacon that same year, and was ordained a priest in 2010.
He served as curate at St. Francis under Dr. Curtis Crenshaw from 2009 to 2013. After Dr. Crenshaw announced his retirement, Fr. Jonathan received a call from the Vestry of the parish and was installed as Rector by Bishop Royal U. Grote Jr. on February 2, 2014. Jonathan and Sommer have one child, a daughter, Gabrielle Julian, born June 27, 2016.
Dwight J. Dunlap, Jr.
Deacon of Saint Francis Anglican Church
Deacon Dwight Dunlap Jr. graduated from Bellaire High School in 1965, from Texas A&M University 1969 with a BBA in Marketing and from South Texas College of Law in 1975 with a Juris Doctors Degree. As part of his real estate law practice, he taught classes at Texas A&M, University of Houston, Houston Community College, and for the Texas Real Estate Commission. His love of teaching in the secular world led to his love of teaching Bible classes, especially St. Paul’s Epistles as well as preaching.
Having completed some course work at Laud Hall Anglican Seminary, Dwight was ordained to the Diaconate at St. John’s Anglican Church in Boerne, Texas, by Bishop Winfield Mott of the Reformed Episcopal Church, Diocese of the West in 2010. His transfer to the REC became effective in 2013 and he was assigned to St. Thomas a Becket Reformed Episcopal Church serving under Archdeacon Jim Payne until he served briefly with Bishop Clark Lowenfield at HopePointe Anglican Church. He joyfully returned to the REC in January of 2017 and was assigned to St. Francis in March of 2017.
The Vestry comprises members of the parish elected by the congregation to oversee the temporal needs of the church: finances, budgets, etc.
Senior Warden—works as liaison between the Rector and the congregation as the Rector’s representative. He may chair Vestry meetings whenever the Rector needs him to.
Junior Warden—serves as the congregation’s representative before the Vestry to bring any congregational concerns to the notice of the Vestry, and oversees the building, property, and various issues connected to parish possessions and congregational life.
Secretary—takes the minutes for all Vestry and congregational meetings.
Treasurer—maintains parish accounts and reports to the Vestry and congregation on the financial status of the parish.
Chief Usher—ensures the smooth running of worship services by overseeing the logistics and assisting visitors and members as needed.
Directress of the Altar Guild—oversees the Altar Guild and works with the Rector to prepare for seasons of the church year and special services.
Altar Guild—sets up and takes down the Altar every week before and after the celebration of Holy Communion.
The Rev. Dr. Curtis I. Crenshaw has been in pastoral ministry for over 35 years. He has been a Presbyter in the Reformed Episcopal Church since 1991. He was the founding Rector of St. Francis Anglican Church, and served as its senior pastor from the parish’s inception in 2004 until he retired from full time ministry in 2014.
Dr. Crenshaw now serves as the Dean of External Studies for the diocesan seminary, Cranmer Theological House. He teaches Hebrew, Greek, Old Testament Introduction, New Testament Introduction, the Doctrine of God, the Doctrine of Christ, and several of the books of the Bible. He has been with the seminary since it was founded in the Fall of 1994.
Dr. Crenshaw now makes his home in Somerville, Tennessee with his wife Ruth. He has two grown children, a son (Curtis Jr.) and a daughter (Chandra), and four grandchildren.