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Leadership & Staff

Meet our dedicated team of clergy, parish leaders, and staff that keep Epiphany running.

Clergy

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Rector

The Rev. Betsy Randall

Mother Betsy Randall attended Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. She graduated Summa Cum Laude and was later ordained to the priesthood in 2010. Her passion for sharing the gospel has resulted in the founding and expansion of many ministries - including the Epiphany Neighborhood Garden, the Mark Outside the Church Bible Study, Diocesan Parish Partnerships, Vickery Meadow Community Garden, and the Epiphany International Student Ministry. She served as the head of the Strategic Planning Committee for the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas and as adjunct faculty in the Evangelism course of study at Perkins, of which she is an alumna. Mother Betsy has been married to Gardner for thirty-one years and has two adult sons, Benjamin and Jonathan. She enjoys hiking, fishing, genealogy, and spending time with family.

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Priest Missioner

The Rev. Christopher Stephen

Father Chris and his wife Mahvish were born and raised in Pakistan. They have two boys, Ethan and Eliah. Father Chris achieved his first theological degree from Gujranwala Theological Seminary in Pakistan. He was ordained in the Church of Pakistan, Diocese of Karachi, and served at St. Thomas Theological College as well as several churches in the Diocese of Karachi. He has a Master of Sacred Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary and is currently working on his Ph.D. dissertation in their Department of Theological Studies. In his role at Epiphany, Father Chris conducts the weekly Hindi-Urdu Worship Service and teaches discipleship classes. His ministry also includes outreach to international students at the nearby University of Texas at Dallas.

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Priest Assistant

The Rev. Canon Dr. David Petrash

Canon David Petrash, who also serves the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas as Canon Pastor, answered the call to ordained ministry after a career in teaching and administration at Grayson County College in Denison, Texas. He holds a Doctor of Music Arts Degree in organ performance from the University of North Texas. Before an eight-year ministry as Vicar of Our Merciful Saviour Episcopal Church in Kaufman, Texas, he was a full-time hospice chaplain at Home Hospice of Grayson, Cooke, and Fannin Counties, headquartered in Sherman, Texas. Canon David has recently served as Interim Rector of St. James on the Lake (Kemp, TX), St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (Dallas), and Interim Dean of St. Matthew’s Cathedral. His primary emphasis at Epiphany is leading the church's Pastoral Care programs and ministries.

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The Rev. Ignacio Gama

The Rev. Ignacio Gama began serving at Epiphany in the summer of 2022 after graduating from Nashotah House Theological Seminary in Wisconsin. A native of Mexico City, Ignacio lived in Boston and New York City for several years while pursuing studies and work in Opera. It was through music that he discovered the Episcopal Church, where he sensed the calling of the Lord Jesus and experienced the joy of serving God’s people. While at Nashotah, Ignacio served as a seminarian at Zion Episcopal Church in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, and met his fiancée, Celeste. He loves the outdoors, reading, live music, sporting events, and new food experiences.

    Vestry

    The vestry is the legal representative of the parish with regard to all matters pertaining to its corporate property. Epiphany's vestry is comprised of 12 representatives elected by members of the parish with the rector serving as the presiding officer.

    The senior warden leads the parish between rectors and is a support person for the rector. The junior warden has responsibility for church property and buildings. There is also a treasurer and a clerk.

    The basic responsibilities of the vestry are to help define and articulate the mission of the congregation, support the church's mission by word and deed, select the rector, ensure effective organization and planning, and to manage resources and finances.

    Officers

    Senior Warden

    Kerry Nason

    Treasurer

    Curtis Bowden

    Junior Warden

    Mike Morrison

    Clerk

    Jennie Baron

    Members

    Term Ending 2022

    Frank Fuller, Mike Morrison, Kerry Nason, Dan Weston

    Term Ending 2023

    Kevin McCoy, Sam Mettauer, Vicki Stevens, Tara Thornberry

    Term Ending 2024

    Emily Broad, Jeff Jones, Meaghan Roche, Brian Terrell

    Staff

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