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To the Church and School community of St. Stephen’s:

What a joy for me to join you at St. Stephen’s in our mutual ministry. As the Interim Rector, I look forward to meeting each of you as together we continue the ministry of this parish.

Before serving several parishes as an Interim Rector in the Diocese of Texas, I served seven parishes in the Diocese of Western Massachusetts while co-owning and operating The Village Inn in Lenox, Massachusetts, a 32-room inn built in 1771.  Being an Interim has become a real calling.

My parents were native Texans and as an Army family we travelled to various U.S. and overseas postings, including Maryland, Texas, Virginia, Austria, and Panama. I graduated from American University in Washington, D.C. with degrees in International Relations. I was on the staff of St. Stephen’s School, an American High School in Rome, Italy. My theological studies were in Cambridge, Massachusetts at Episcopal Divinity School.

During that time, I also served as a prison chaplain in North Carolina and Boston. Diverse ministries I have served include parishes in Washington, D.C., and here in Houston on the staff of Christ Church Cathedral and teaching at the Briarwood School. 

The experience of travel and living in different places has given me a curiosity and excitement in meeting and working with people in a common purpose. I am glad to begin that with each of you in St Stephen’s parish and school.

Rev. Ray Wilson