Fr. Rob Price
Fr. Rob and Kate moved to Spring with their three boys, Matt (16), Tommy (13), and Christopher (9) in December 2005. Originally Fr. Rob thought he would be a history professor, but after a conversion experience in which he met the Risen Lord, Rob+ began to discern a call to the priesthood. Even then, he thought that perhaps he would still teach in a seminary setting. However, along the way Rob+ not only fell in love with God, but also God’s people, and after an invitation by his bishop to take a parochial call, he left academia. Fr. Rob cut his teeth on youth ministry: his first volunteer role in a parish as a graduate student in New Haven, CT was teaching the youth confirmation class, and his first two parish jobs involved youth ministry and young adults and families.
This experience infused a passion in Rob+ for bringing families to Christ through the ministries of the Church, and since his arrival he’s focused on building a parish life and spirituality in which all parishioners — but especially the children and youth — find a home at St. Dunstan’s. He loves teaching about his passion — the Bible — and leading God’s people in worship no matter the musical style. Having lost his faith as a teenager, Fr. Rob believes in a “high-commitment Christianity” that takes nothing for granted and is, at its heart, a life of joy and thanksgiving to God for his love shown to us in Jesus.
When not at the parish, Fr. Rob pursues his avocation of Scouting with his boys. Active in a Cub Scout pack, Boy Scout troop, and as a district training commissioner, Rob+ loves the outdoors and all the other aspects of the Scouting movement that helped to shape him as a youth. He has also been privileged to serve the Klein ISD in its work on multicultural dialogue and respect and most recently as a member of the 2015 Bond Steering Committee.
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Fr. Randall Trego
Father Randall Trego joined St. Dunstan’s community in April 2014. His great delight is to be present to offer hospitality to all people. Through his teaching and preaching, he creates a signpost for others to go beyond what the eye can see. It is his desire that all may know that nothing can separate us from God’s love.
Randall appreciates what he has gained through relationships with his mentors: The Right Rev. Hassan Dehqani-Tafti, Anglican Bishop in Iran; Henri Nouwen, professor at Harvard Divinity School; and Brother Emmanuel of Taizé, France. These friendships taught Father Randall the joy of “walking” with people in their life circumstances, the privilege of comforting those befriending death, and how to be an encouragement for the imperfectly known love of God. His ministry to our community has special focus on pastoral care: healing prayer, pastoral visitation, lay eucharistic visitation, Stephen Ministry, Petal Pushers and Feed My Flock. He also serves as chaplain for the Order of the Daughters of the King.
For Randall, broken glass shines brightest. Through the cracks of brokenness, the light of Jesus is able to penetrate our hearts to shine brightly into the world around us.
Fr. Brian Tarver
Father Brian Tarver was ordained into the priesthood January 31, 2016 at St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church. Originally from Waco, The Rev. Tarver attended Seminary of the Southwest in Austin and the University of North Texas in Denton where he obtained a degree in photography. He and his wife Anna have two children – Eva and Wendell. Anna is a state auditor for the Texas Comptroller’s Office. They have settled in the Near Northside community in Houston. The Rev. Tarver’s primary responsibility will be to serve our youth ministry. He looks forward to building new relationships and establishing a strong foundation to build on as he continues to serve, minister, and proclaim the good news of Christ’s mission.
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Laurie began working at St. Dunstan’s in August 1999. She has oversight under the direction of the Rector, vestry, and finance committee of the day to day finances of the church including pledges and other income sources along with accounts payable, payroll and all financial reporting. She also has oversight of the property from vendors, contracts, to ordering supplies, maintenance and repairs. “Administration is not an end in itself, but rather it is a means for serving people effectively, while making efficient use of God’s resources for the accomplishment of the work of ministry.
Assistant to the Leading Pastor/Community Life Coordinator
Sheila has attended St. Dunstan’s Church since 1985 as a parishioner. In August of 2006, Fr. Rob asked her to join the staff. She works as Fr. Rob’s Administrative Assistant and assists with the front office protocol. Another part of her job is the Community Life Coordinator. This involves coordinating the events of the church, such as our Newcomer Exploration Classes, Kick-offs in the fall for the year for adults and children, Annual Meeting, Vestry Retreat, Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, Parish Picnic and other events throughout the year, including hosting the lunch for the Bishop and Vestry on our visitation from the Diocesan office. She does these events through the efforts of a team called the “Saintly Servers” who work with her in making these church events a success. Their scripture verse to define them is “If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all.” Mark 9:35
Worship Leader/Contemporary Music Director
David has served as Contemporary Music Director at Saint Dunstan’s since March of 2014. He is currently both the Worship Leader and Officiant over the 9:01 service. He also directs the Youth Band and leads worship at the Taize services, held once a month in the Nave.
David holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Houston, 2003. Besides being a worship leader, he is also an Elementary Music Teacher in Tomball ISD. David directs musical theater shows with National Youth Theater throughout the year. In his spare time, he is also a singer/songwriter and has written three Contemporary Christian songs for the service at Saint Dunstan’s.
Throughout the rehearsal and service process, there is a strong sense of community and fellowship among the members of the Praise Team. “We direct all our effort and joy to the LORD – He is our audience, and the only audience.” The team rehearses Wednesday nights throughout the year.
“Everyone is a musician. In our culture today, we tend to think of music as the domain of an elite few, a product to be consumed. But I believe that worship, specifically music in worship, is the work of all the people, and I invite everyone – without exception – to take part in that work. Whether you can join a leadership role in worship through choral music, sing boldly in your pew, or just lend your support to the church’s music in other ways, we need your voice in our program! Get in touch with me if you’re passionate about music and want to put that passion to work for God and His people at St. Dunstan’s.”
Gavin D. Craig has been Choirmaster and Organist at St. Dunstan’s, directing the music for the traditional services, since 2013. He holds a Master of Music degree in Organ Performance from the University of Houston, and a Bachelor of Music, conferred magna cum laude by Wayne State University. Also a noted improvisateur, Gavin is active as a performer across the United States, having studied with some of the most highly noted organists of the world. His passion for innovative concert programming has led him to premiere works by American and European composers. His other interests and hobbies include Anglican liturgy, Gregorian chant, bicycling, cooking, and homebrewing.
Director of Children’s Ministry
Louise oversees Christian Formation for children from birth through Fifth grade; which includes Childcare, Sunday School, Children’s Liturgy (kid’s church), Children’s Choirs, and Special Events for children. The purpose of Children’s Ministries is to support your family as you bring up your child in the Christian faith. We support your effort to: Bring your child to church to worship God; Teach them about the Bible; And to help lead your children into a closer relationship with Jesus Christ.
Young Families Ministries Coordinator
Katie and her family have attended St. Dunstan’s since 2009. She currently serves as the Family Fellowship Coordinator. Katie organizes monthly fellowship events, family outreach projects, Bible studies, Mom’s group, Dad’s group, play dates, and off site parties/activities. Being a mother to two young kids herself, she is tuned into the unique needs of families with young children. Her events keep in mind age appropriate food, activities, and spiritual growth for kids of all ages. St. Dunstan’s has a diverse family community with many different cultures, blended families, single parents, and parent’s of children with special needs. Whatever path your family is traveling there is a church friend here that would love to connect with you. Please let her know how she can best contact you to invite you to upcoming Family Events.
Colette has been with St. Dunstan’s since February 2013, she is responsible for the upkeep of church member records, and interfacing with the diocesan office for Safe Church.
After receiving his degree in Graphic Design from Iowa State University Doug high-tailed it down to Houston where he has lived ever since. Doug and his wife Patricia joined St. Dunstan’s in 2012 and have enjoyed being active in its ministries. Primary duties at St. Dunstan’s are communicating Fr. Rob’s message and keeping newcomers from becoming confused through the use of worship leaflets and signage. Other tools of communication are the weekly email blast, monthly Banners, Posters, website and weekly announcements. If you have questions or concerns regarding ministry information, contact Doug at the above email address.
In His Steps Stewardship Coordinator
Ingrid and her husband, Andy, have raised their children and now their grandchildren at St. Dunstan’s. Ingrid leads a team that works year round in the area of stewardship. The focus is really more on prayer than stewardship. Twice annually the members of the parish pray for one another by name, phone calls are made to collect prayer concerns and God gets involved. This team leads the annual pledge campaign through prayer.
Pastoral Care Coordinator
Harriette Ogan has been an active member at St. Dunstan’s since 1972. With her husband Jim they raised their four children here. Through the years they found the tapestry of their life woven with the many vibrant colors of thread that awakened them to know Jesus and the steady strength of the Holy Spirit. In 1995 Harriette says that she was “knocked off her horse like the Apostle Paul and realized Jesus had work for her to do.”
In 1997 Harriette was led to take the training to become a Stephen Minister and to take training of The Community of Hope. At the same time she began the ministry of Petal Pushers when asked as a new altar guild member to “throw away the flowers”. From that time on Harriette has worked tirelessly for the sake of pastoral care giving at St. Dunstan’s.
Since 2008 Harriette has been the Pastoral Care Coordinator at St. Dunstan’s. She was invited by Father Rob to become a “busy body” for Jesus. She is an amazing source of connecting parishioners to the clergy and the many ministries of pastoral care.
German has provided maintenance for St. Dunstan’s for more than 12 years. His gracious spirit and willing attitude have made him an esteemed member of the St. Dunstan church family.