St. John's Clergy

staff-mugs-houk.jpg The Rev'd David Stangebye Houk, Rector

Fr. David Houk is a graduate of Wheaton College in Illinois, and completed his seminary studies at Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania. He was ordained in 2001 in the Diocese of Pittsburgh, and first came to Dallas for a curacy at St. Matthias' Church. Fr. David was called to be the rector of St. John's in June of 2006. He is a student of Church history and historical theology, a lover of liturgy, and devoted to Holy Scripture. He and his wife, Meghan, have four children: Anne, Aidan, Mary Cate, and Peter.

Sermons by Fr. Houk


Mug DeWees2 The Rev'd Herbert DeWees, Assistant 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. Fr. Herb is a graduate of Austin College, several Diocesan Schools and received his M.Div. from Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry. He was called to St. Luke’s, Dallas, where he served his curacy and was ordained to the Priesthood in 2001. He served at Good Shepherd, Dallas, from 2003 to 2010 as Associate and 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 in Winston-Salem, with whom he shares his love of golf whenever possible.

Sermons by Fr. DeWees


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