The Reverend Canon René Somodevilla Named Priest Associate for Worship
It’s with great pleasure that I announce the appointment of the Reverend Canon René Somodevilla as our newest Priest Associate for Worship.
A Cuban native, Fr. René came to the United States in 1960. After living in Miami, Florida and Wichita Falls, Texas, he received his graduate degree in Clinical Social Work in 1972 from the University of Texas at Arlington. In 1984, he graduated from seminary at the Anglican School of Theology and was ordained to the priesthood by January of 1985. He has served at Church of the Ascension in Dallas, St. Barnabas’ in Garland, St. Elisabeth’s in Memphis, Tennessee, and St. Andrew’s in Collierville, Tennessee. He was Canon to the Ordinary in the Diocese of West Tennessee, Interim Canon to the Bishop Pro Tempore in the Diocese of Dallas, and Assistant to the Rector at Holy Trinity by the Lake in Heath. Most recently, he served on a part-time basis at Church of the Incarnation in Dallas.
Long-time members of Saint Michael, René and his wife, Nancy, have been married for 26 years and have six children and ten grandchildren between them. Nancy is a speech pathologist working for a charter school and serves the Dallas Independent School District as a speech therapist. At Saint Michael, Nancy’s ministry includes lay leadership for Pastoral Care and missional initiatives such as Project Moses. Please join me in welcoming Rene in this new capacity at Saint Michael!
The Reverend Dr. Christopher D. Girata
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