Fr. Cantrell accepted the Vestry's call to be the new Rector of St Matthias' Church in April of 2012. Prior to joining us, Father Chris was rector of the Church of the Holy Apostles in Fort Worth for 15 years. In his time in the Diocese of Fort Worth he has served in a number of diocesan leadership positions - Standing Committee, Commission on Ministry, and as dean of the Fort Worth West deanery. Fr. Cantrell is the founder and director of the Saint Michael's Youth Conference Southwest, a week-long conference for young Anglicans (now in its twelfth year). He is the Provincial Secretary and Registrar of the Americas Province of the Society of the Holy Cross (SSC). Father is also a priest associate of the Holy House of the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham.
Father Tom, long-time rector of the Church of Saint Peter & Saint Paul in Arlington, Texas (now retired), assists, as his availability allows, with Sunday services and teaching Adult Christian Education classes. He has been active in a number of diocesan leadership positions, not the least of which has been his leadership of the Fort Worth Diocesan Commission on Ministry. Fr. Tom brings to us a wealth of experience in parish ministry and a quick and ready wit.
A native of St Vincent, West Indies, fluent in French and Spanish, Mrs Dagadu began her ministry with us in Fall 1997. Her reputation as an exceptional administrator has certainly been proved among us. Her organizational skills, discipline, imperturbability, attention to detail, and ability to multi-task, combined with her graciousness and kindness, make for a well-ordered, well-run, and happy parish administration.
New to our parish in 2017, Susan Williams, M.M., CAGO, comes to St. Matthias with over 25 years experience as an organist and choir director. Previous positions include Organist/Choirmaster at First Presbyterian Church of McKinney, Organist/Choirmaster at First Presbyterian Church of Plano, Organist at NorthPark Presbyterian Church and Organist at St. James Episcopal Church.