STANDING COMMITTEE NOMINEES
Elect one clerical and one lay member
The Rev. H. Jay Atwood has been rector of St. Francis, Willow Park, for 24 years. He has previously served as Dean of the Western Deanery, diocesan liturgist, and deputy to General Convention. He is chaplain to the Aledo Fire Dept. and at the Texas Motor Speedway. He serves on the Willow Park Board of Adjustments and holds committee posts in the Aledo ISD.
The Rev. Chris Culpepper is Rector of Christ the Redeemer, Fort Worth, and is completing his first term on the Standing Committee. He is chaplain of the TCU Canterbury ministry and chair of the diocesan Convention Credentials Committee. Fr. Culpepper is a past clerical delegate to the ACNA Assembly. He is a past board member of the global mission organization SOMA USA.
The Rev. Timothy Matkin is rector of St. Francis, Dallas. He has served on both the Ecclesiastical Trial Court and the Commission on Ministry. He is director of the St. Gabriel’s Conference and has been a faculty member of St. Michael’s Conference Southwest since its founding.
David Coburn is a member of St. Vincent’s Cathedral Church in Bedford. He has served the parish as Senior Warden, chair of the parish golf tournament, and in the Faithful Future Together group. He is a former member of the diocesan Risk Management Committee. He has served on the TCU Business Information Systems Advisory Board and the Neeley & Associates MBA Advisiory Board.
Jimmy Henry is a member of St. John’s, Brownwood, where he has been both treasurer and Senior Warden. He has served as acolyte master, stewardship chair, usher, LEM, LEV, and EYC sponsor. He is chair of the Camp Crucis Board of Managers and has served on the Commission on Ministry for the Diaconate. Jimmy serves as a delegate to Convention and as lay sub-dean in the Southern Deanery. He is active in Cursillo. He is a retired Special Education teacher in the Brownwood ISD and helps build sets for local community theater.
Larry Votto is a member of St. Laurence, Southlake. In the parish he has been a member of the vestry and the choir and has participated in numerous foreign mission trips. He serves at the altar as lay reader and eucharistic minister. In the diocese he has served three 3-year terms on the Commission on Ministry and two terms as lay member of the Standing Committee.
Debbie Wallace is a member of Christ Church, Waco. One of the lay founders of the parish, she has served in a variety of ministries, including Altar Guild, prayer team, women's ministry, college ministry (Baylor), and administrative posts. She is an alternate delegate to ACNA Assembly, and a member of the Brazos Fellows Advisory Board. At Waco’s Live Oak Classical School, she is an active parent volunteer, serving as Booster Club Vice President and chair of the school's gala fundraiser.
ECCLESIASTICAL TRIAL COURT NOMINEES
Elect one clerical and one lay member
Fr. Richard Moseley is priest in charge of St. Peter & St. Paul Church in Arlington. He heads the diocesan Cursillo program and serves as chaplain to the Daughters of the King and Daughters of the Holy Cross. He is a member of the Camp Crucis summer clergy staff.
The Rev. Andrew Petta is vicar of St. Barnabas Church in Fort Worth. He has chaired the Convention Nominations Committee and the most recent Bishop’s Conference on Mission. Outside the diocese he has served as a delegate to ACNA Assembly and to GAFCON. He also participates in foreign mission work through SOMA USA, where he is a board member.
Vicky Van Buren is a member of St. Peter & St. Paul, Arlington. She has served on vestry, taught Sunday School, and occasionally accompanies the choir on cello. She is a pediatric nurse practitioner and holds a position as clinical instructor in UTA’s online Nursing and Health Innovation program.
Joseph Francis II is a member of St. Peter & St. Paul, Arlington, where he has served as Senior Warden, usher, subdeacon, and director of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew. He has helped organize the diocesan Men’s Conference and has served as a Convention delegate. He works as a security consultant.
Robert Thornton is a member of St. Vincent’s Cathedral in Bedford, where he has served as usher, Junior Warden, lay minister, adult study leader, and fall festival coordinator. He works for Verizon and enjoys men's league tennis in his free time.
36th Annual Convention
of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth
The Church of St. Peter & St. Paul
Nov. 9 & 10, 2018
Hope and a Future