Rev. Bradley Callaway Dyche
The Rev. Bradley C. Dyche was elected as Rector of St. Luke’s in early 2018 and officially began his role on Easter Day. Father Bradley originally hails from Enid, Oklahoma and his family’s wheat and cattle farm near there. Father Brad is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He then attained a Master of Divinity from the General Theological Seminary in New York City. He was a senior in seminary on 9/11 and actively worked at Ground Zero as a chaplain. He then served in the Diocese of New York for 16 years, his last call serving as Rector at St. Augustine’s Church, Croton on Hudson, NY. In all, he has been inspired by the vision of former Presiding Bishop The Most Rev. Edmond Browning who declared that in this Church, “There will be no outcasts.”
Father Bradley is father to Sheridan and husband to Frank De Jesus. Father Bradley enjoys cooking, hiking, kayaking, gardening and reading. He finds purpose in working with youth, in campus ministry, in education, and through pastoral care. Father Brad also has great theological interest in the works of Rene Girard concerning Mimetic Anthropology. He has served as President of Theology and Peace, a group dedicated to this theological work and asking how and why humans scapegoat others and how that relates to our concepts of God and Jesus.
Deacon Dana Wilson
After completing four years of Deacon Formation in the Diocese of Oklahoma, Dana was ordained deacon in the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma in July of 1989. She has served as deacon at St. Matthias Episcopal Church, Tuscaloosa, in the Diocese of Alabama, Holy Comforter Episcopal Church, Spring, in the Diocese of Texas, St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Shamrock, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Midland, and St. John’s Episcopal Church, Odessa, all in the Diocese of Northwest Texas. She also served as the Archdeacon in the Diocese of Northwest Texas from 1999 through 2006. Before coming to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Dana served as deacon for the Episcopal Church in Parker County from January of 2009 through May of 2013.
She is a graduate of the Education for Ministry (EfM) Program, administered by the University of the South, Sewanee, TN. and has been mentoring EfM groups since 1986. EfM is an extension course in biblical/theological education for adults. Dana currently mentors an EfM group at St. Luke’s – Stephenville.
Her ministry pursuits over the years include facilitating a ministry to persons with HIV/AIDS through a local nonprofit organization, hospice chaplaincy, food pantries, Kairos (a three day retreat inside a women’s prison for the incarcerated). Dana has also worked with the families of those in prison through Kairos Outside (a three day retreat for women who have a loved one in prison). She directed a summer camp for under-privileged children for many years. Along with others she was instrumental in starting a summer camp for children in the Diocese of Northwest Texas who have an incarcerated parent. In addition to prison ministry, Dana has ministered to and with the elderly.
Dana received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Eastern New Mexico University in 1974. She recently (May 2012) received a Master of Arts in Women’s Studies from Texas Woman’s University where she focused her research on women and religion. She has been married to Gary Wilson for 44 years and they have three grown children and 9 grandchildren.
Mackenzie is the Campus Missioner and Technology Guru at St. Luke's. She began working as the Campus Missioner in July of 2018, and in this role, she serves as a liaison between the church and Tarleton students. She focuses on making students feel welcome to the church community, especially for those who are looking for a faith community that loves them just as they are - beloved children of God. She also helps with programs and events for the on-campus organization, St.Luke's Episcopal Campus Ministry (ECM).
When the pandemic ushered in the need to reach people primarily through a digital platform, Mackenzie added Technology Guru to her duties. In this role, she serves as a technological liaison to help the church reach parishioners through online media and help parishioners access online ministries and events.
Mackenzie is a life-long Episcopalian who grew up going to St. Luke's and was confirmed here. She attended Tarleton State where she received her Bachelor's in Animal Biology and Master's in Biology. She worked as a scientist at Alcon Laboratories in Fort Worth for nearly seven years, then switched to medical research at JPS Trauma Center and Hospital for three years. When life changed again, she returned home to be with family and got involved with the church she attended and loved since childhood. She is in her third year of the Education for Ministry program at St. Luke's, and sees science and spirituality as completely compatible and necessary elements of her being.
Terms ending 2023: Robi Rhea, Karl Aho, and Jane Dennis
Terms ending 2024: Suzanne Meyers and Jane Hickie
Terms ending 2026: Allison Haynes and Doug McLemore
Clerk: Cheyeanne Schachterle
ADDITIONAL LAY LEADERS:
Marion Cole – Altar Guild Directress
Duncan McMahan – Organist and Choirmaster
Milam Hefner – Verger
Karen Aho, Scott Blackwell – St. Luke's Episcopal Campus Ministry (on-campus organization)