The Rev'd father christopher thomas cantrell, ssc.


Fr. Cantrell accepted the Vestry's call to be the fourth Rector of St Matthias' Church in April of 2012. He began his ministry with us in June of that year. 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  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 sixteenth year). He is the Provincial Master of the Province of Our Lady of Sorrows 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. 

The reverend canon dwight d duncan ssc

Rector emeritus

Canon Duncan was the third rector of St Matthias' from September 1, 1977 to September 1 2011. He has recently returned to the parish after assisting at St. Francis', Dallas and serving as the interim at St. Alban's Parish in Arlington. Father is quite active in the life of the parish - celebrating, teaching, and preaching.  A blessing indeed.

The rev'd father Ivor Kraft SSC

Assistant Priest (retired)

Father Ivor, and his wife Dorothy moved to Dallas in 2019 and found a home with us. Fr. Ivor brings to us a wealth of experience in parish ministry and a quick and ready wit.

Mrs arlene dagadu

Parish administrator

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. 

Richard Abrahamson

parish musician

Mr. Richard Abrahamson is our Parish Musician. Dick joined us in Lent of 2019. His ministry among us is truly a blessing.