Fr. Randy Melton
Fr. Randy Melton became Rector on July 1, 2017. Fr. Randy was a nursing home administrator prior to attending seminary at the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest in Austin. He brings 34 years of ordained experience to the parish. A 4th generation Texan born in Dallas, he served a number of parishes in the Dallas Diocese before leaving to serve in two other dioceses. He has served as rector in several parishes, as well as a school chaplain and a 4 year stint on the Bishop’s staff as Missioner for Mission & Program. He and his wife, Karen, have been married for almost 40 years and have three married sons and four grandchildren. Karen is a creative artist, loves to quilt, is gifted in many areas of church life. Fr. Randy enjoys writing poetry, reading spy novels, messing around with genealogy, and he plans to soon begin his newest undeveloped creative pursuit of taking up drawing and painting. He has some long term goals of possibly writing a couple of books on various topics including the Melton Menagerie Poetry Collection, pastoral and theological reflections, and a humorous fictional tale of a priest’s life in a small, rural church (names will be changed to protect the innocent). Fr. Randy has been known to do an Elvis impersonation from time to time. He finds it enjoyable to not take himself too seriously, and values humor and laughter very much.
1st Anniversary Presents: New Stole and Chasuble
We purchased the stole while at the Daughters of the King Triennial conference. The woman was gracious to sell Marian the material for the chasuble. So on Fr. Randy's actual anniversary we presented him with the stole and then when Marian finished sewing the chasuble we presented him with it.