Welcome Rev. Dr. Jason Haddox
Trinity is overjoyed to welcome Rev. Dr. Jason Haddox as our next vicar!
The Rev. Dr. Jason Haddox grew up in Baytown, Texas, east of Houston. He holds a B.A. in English from Rice University (1992), a Masters’ of Divinity degree from the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest (2000) and a Ph.D. from Drew University (2012) where he wrote his dissertation on the recovery of the adult catechumenate in the Episcopal Church. He has served communities in Texas, New Jersey, Georgia, and Oklahoma as a parish priest, college chaplain and hospital chaplain. He is a past president of the Associated Parishes for Liturgy and Mission, and a member of the North American Academy of Liturgy.
Fr. Haddox is committed to the work of lifelong faith formation for all of God’s people, and has a special interest in the role of contemplative practices for that work of formation. He has been married since 1992 to Shannon, who practices automotive accident reconstruction forensics for a living and keeps him out of trouble the rest of the time. She is also a Godly Play evangelist and teacher, and has served as a trainer of Godly Play instructors in a number of contexts. Together they are the human guardians of three spoiled rotten cats, George C. Looney, Schrodinger, and Apricat.
In his spare time Fr. Haddox enjoys singing and making music with others (bluegrass, barbershop, classical choral and instrumental), reading (so many books! so little time!) and making wonderful food for, and with, old and new friends.
Many thanks to the Search Committee (Greg Seamon, Susan Steigerwald, John Mitchell, Emily Betts, and Kelly Freese) for their faithful work. Fr. Haddox will arrive in mid-September. We’ll have a Celebration of New Ministry on October 5, at 6:30 p.m.