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Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church

8011 Douglas
Dallas, Texas 75225

Phone: 214-363-5471
Fax: 214-363-4388
After Hours Priest on Call Number: 214-232-7512

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The Reverend Dr. Robert S. Dannals
RECTOR

 Bob Dannals                  

The Reverend Dr. Robert S. Dannals became the seventh rector of Saint Michael and All Angels in October 2007. A graduate of Florida State University, he majored in religion and psychology and received his M.Div. from Virginia Theological Seminary and a D.Min. from Drew University. He also received a doctorate in practical theology (with a dissertation on Dietrich Bonhoeffer) from the Graduate  Theological. In addition to Christ Church in Greenville, South Carolina, he has served three Episcopal parishes in North Carolina: Christ Church, Charlotte; Trinity Church, Statesville; and Christ Church, New Bern.

A North Florida native, Bob, his preferred name, enjoys dancing, golf, fishing, hiking and hunting. He is married to Valerie, a former high school sweetheart, and they have three daughters: Danielle, Kaleigh, and Mary Blair.

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The Reverend William S. "Bill" Murray
VICAR

 Bill Murray                  

Bill is recognized throughout the Episcopal Church as a skilled preacher, teacher, and writer.  He gives vision and execution to our formation ministries from birth to our senior adults, providing special focus to the growth and vitality of our children, youth and families.

A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Bill received his BA, Magna Cum Laude, from The University of Memphis with majors in International Economics and English Literature in 1997.  Following his undergraduate studies, for five years he was a full-time youth minister at Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Memphis, during which he decided to pursue ordination to the priesthood.  He went to Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia receiving his M.Div. degree with honors in 2006.  Currently, Bill is completing his Doctor of Ministry program at Sewanee – The University of the South.

Bill is married to Jessica (Jessie), a former youth minister who met Bill at the Kanuga Conference Center in the North Carolina mountains.  They have two sons, Moses (Mose) and Abraham (Abe).

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The Reverend Greg Pickens
ASSOCIATE FOR OPERATIONS AND PASTORAL CARE

 Greg Pickens                  

The Reverend Greg Pickens grew up in Oklahoma and came to Texas for college.  Following his undergraduate degree at the University of Texas, Greg worked in the professional/executive search industry and then in the computer services industry. In 1999, he began the discernment process for the ordained ministry through the Diocese of Dallas.

During his theological studies at Nashotah House in Wisconsin, Greg worked in a downtown Milwaukee parish because of its diverse, urban setting.   It was there that he met his wife, Noralyn, and her daughter, Annie.  After graduation and ordination, and returning to Dallas as a Deacon, Noralyn and Annie followed Greg to Dallas. Greg and Noralyn were married on Epiphany 2007.  Following a short season as a Deacon, Greg was ordained a priest in 2006 and began serving as Rector of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Irving.

While being raised in a conservative tradition in Oklahoma, Greg is clear about his own growth in broader expressions of the Gospel.

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The Reverend Hunter Ruffin
ASSOCIATE FOR MISSION AND OUTREACH

 Hunter Ruffin                  

The Reverend Hunter Ruffin joined Saint Michael and All Angels in May, 2015 following his graduation from the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas. A native of Mississippi and a cradle Episcopalian, as a youth Hunter took an active role as an acolyte, and in youth ministry - including mission trips - and continued that involvement in college. Hunter earned a B.A. from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2004 and an M.B.A. from Florida Atlantic University in 2010.

He worked for seven years as a Regional Director for the American Red Cross, first in the Delta of Mississippi and then in Southeast Florida. His work in relief after Hurricane Katrina in lower Mississippi and various crises in south Florida earned him both valuable experience and accolades from his superiors. During his years in South Florida, Hunter became active in All Saints' Church, Ft. Lauderdale and the Diocese of Southeast Florida.

An outstanding and gifted organizer in outreach and social justice, a noted preacher and teacher, a caring pastor, coupled with a gregarious personality, sense of humor, natural brilliance, and a love for all people, Hunter brings the exact right combination of skill sets and personality make-up for this ministry post. Hunter was ordained a Deacon in Southeast Florida in the fall of 2014, and ordained to the priesthood at Saint Michael and All Angels on July 11, 2015.

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The Reverend Lisa C. Flores
ASSOCIATE FOR PASTORAL CARE

 Lisa Flores
 
                

The Reverend Lisa C. Flores joined Saint Michael and All Angels as Associate for Pastoral Care in July, 2012.

A native of New Orleans, Lisa did her undergraduate studies at Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama, worked as an events and media coordinator in sports promotion, then as a regional administrator in the restaurant industry. Prior to seminary at The General Theological Seminary in New York City, Lisa served as a youth minister at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Akron, Ohio.

Following her graduation from seminary and ordination in 2005, Lisa has had a distinguished ministry in Christian formation in parish, regional and national settings. Lisa served congregations in New York, Fernandina Beach (Jacksonville), Florida, Grosse Point, Michigan, and Memphis, Tennessee. She is married to David Musser, currently a student at Virginia Theological Seminary.

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The Reverend Oliver Butler
ASSOCIATE FOR YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS

 Oliver Butler                  

Oliver’s ministry is focused on relationship building, fun, and creatively engaging life and the God who gave us life.  He has spent over 25 years in some form of youth ministry.  He has served youth in church and non-church environments; he’s led kids in camps and on mission trips; he’s worked youth programs in the United States and in Europe.


Oliver has been an ordained priest in The Episcopal Church for more than 10 years.  Most recently, he served seven years as the senior chaplain at the Episcopal School of Dallas,  and, also, has served as Interim Rector at St. Anne’s Church in Desoto. 

 

Oliver and his wife, Elizabeth, are parents of one child, Vera.

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The Reverend Neal Hern
SUNDAY ASSISTANT

  
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The Reverend Neal Hern was born in St. Louis, MO. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Westminister College and his Masters of Divinity from the Episcopal Theological School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Neal was ordained in 1964 and “retired” to Saint Michael and All Angels in 2000. Neal has been very active in Recovery Ministries and spent four years on the Advisory Council, National Recovery Ministries of  the Episcopal Church and six years as Chairman of the Diocese of Dallas Commission on Addiction and Recovery. He was the founder of the Recovery Advocates of Saint Michael.  Married 34 years to his late wife, Billie, he has two children and five grandchildren.

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The Reverend Michael Harmuth
SUNDAY ASSISTANT

 clergy_Michael_Harmuth                  

The Reverend Michael Harmuth took early retirement, after thirty years as an Episcopal Priest, to pursue other forms of ministry. He served thirteen years as the rector of The Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Dallas.

After studying eleven years with the Benedictines at St. Meinrad, IN, and Latrobe, PA, he graduated in Philosophy Theology. He was ordained a priest on May 4, 1963. He served parishes in Dallas, Northwestern Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

He is presently Chaplain to the LowerSchool of the Episcopal School of Dallas. Before that, he served as Chaplain to the Tactical Division of the Dallas Police Department assigned, and to the Dallas Division of the F.B.I. He retired after 18 years of service. On Sundays, he helps the clergy of St. Michael and All Angels.

His wife is Marianne and they have three adult children, all married with five grandchildren.

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The Reverend Pamela Theodore

SUNDAY ASSISTANT

 clergy_Pamela_Theodore                  

The Reverend Pamela Theodore was born in Little Rock, AR, and grew up in Malvern, where she graduated from high school with high honors. After high school, she earned a B.S. degree at SMU in Dallas, TX, and later entered SMU's graduate program in political science.

Following graduate school, Pamela entered Perkins School of Theology where she was a recipient of the Laura Kittenger Scholarship and graduated with a Masters of Divinity degree, Magna cum Laud. Her primary fields of study were biblical studies, ethics, and the pastoral care and counseling of women and children. Following graduation, Pamela taught spiritual formation at Perkins Seminary for four years. She was Ordained in 1997.

Chaplain of the Saint Michael School (now merged with the Episcopal School of Dallas), Pamela also served as chaplain and teacher at the Saint James Episcopal Montessori School.

Pamela rejoined the staff of Saint Michael and All Angels in 1997, becoming the first director of the Children and Family Ministry Department and associate rector for Children and Family Ministry. She continues to serve as Assisting Priest at Saint Michael and All Angels. Diocesan activities include serving on the Commission for Spiritual Formation, and chairing the Commission on Children and Violence.

Pamela and her husband, Douglas Brent Theodore, have three boys. 

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