Fr. Cantrell accepted the Vestry's call to be the new Rector of St Matthias' Church in April of 2012. Prior to joining us, he 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 seventh 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.
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.
John George started his music career in Northeastern Pennsylvania, as a member of the boy’s choir and later Assistant Organist at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Wilkes-Barre. He received a degree in music from College Misericordia, later studied organ with Vernon DeTar at Juilliard in New York, and started his career as a Network Engineer with AT&T in New York as well. John also had an undergraduate degree in Computer Science and a graduate MBA in Finance. AT&T took John to Orlando, Florida and Houston, Texas, where he lived for 11 years prior to coming to Dallas. While in Houston he was the Organist/Choirmaster at Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church for 9 years and Organist at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church for two. While in Dallas he has served as an interim organist at a Lutheran Church and has substituted all around the Dallas Metroplex.