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.
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 just graduated in December from the 4-year 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: Suzanne Meyers and Ken Jurney
Terms ending 2024: Allison Haynes and Doug McLemore
Terms ending 2025: Karl Aho and Gail Johnson
Clerk: Neely Carter
ADDITIONAL LAY LEADERS:
Marion Cole – Altar Guild Directress
Duncan McMahan – Organist and Choirmaster
Emily McLemore, Karl Aho – St. Luke's Episcopal Campus Ministry (on-campus organization)