Fr. David Houk, Rector
Fr. David grew up in western Michigan and attended college at Wheaton College in Illinois. After completing seminary at Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, he was ordained to the deaconate and the priesthood in the Diocese of Pittsburgh. Fr. David was called to be the rector of St. John’s in 2006. He is a lover of liturgy, historical theology, Scripture, preaching, playing guitar, Scrabble, the New York Times crossword puzzle, and Euchre. He and his wife, Meghan, have four children. Sermons by Fr. Houk.
Fr. Andy Johnson, Curate
Father Andy was raised in Indiana and Georgia. He obtained an Industrial Engineering degree from Georgia Tech in 1999. After moving to Dallas in 2008, he graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary with a Master of Theology degree in 2013. A former Baptist, Andy was confirmed into the Episcopal church in 2011 and was ordained a deacon in April 2016 and then to priesthood in December 2016 here at St. John’s. Father Andy is married to Kristyn, a registered nurse at a pediatric hospital. He enjoys preaching, teaching, providing pastoral care, playing various games, and an occasional round of golf. Sermons by Father Johnson.
Fr. Herb DeWees, Associate Priest for Pastoral Care
A cradle Episcopalian and third generation Dallasite, Fr. DeWees answered the call to ordination after many years of rewarding lay ministry in the Diocese of Dallas. He is a graduate of Austin College and received his M.Div. from Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry. He served his curacy at St. Luke’s, Dallas, after ordination to the Priesthood in 2001. He next served at Good Shepherd, Dallas, from 2003 to 2010, ending his time there as Priest-in-Charge. Fr. DeWees is passionate about spiritual formation for all ages for life. He and his wife Emily have two grown children and three grandsons, with whom he shares his love of golf whenever possible. Sermons by Fr. DeWees.
Fr. John Thorpe, Chaplain for St. John’s School
Fr. John grew up in Oklahoma and graduated from Oral Roberts University in 2002 with degrees in Music Composition and Church History. His seminary studies took him to Berkeley Divinity School through the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, and he was ordained to the priesthood in the Diocese of Albany in 2005, where he served his curacy. Fr. Thorpe served as a rector in Iowa before before coming to Dallas to be the Chaplain at St. John’s Episcopal School. Fr. Thorpe is married to Beth Thorpe, a trained school librarian with a master’s degree in Library Science from the University of Oklahoma. They have three children. Fr. Thorpe loves to teach, keeps up his koine Greek and Latin translating skills, and plays the saxophone along with a number of other musical instruments. Sermons by Fr. Thorpe.