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 in the computer services industry. In 1999, he began working toward the ordained ministry through the Diocese of Dallas. During his theological studies at Nashotah House in Wisconsin, Greg chose to work in at a downtown Milwaukee parish because of its diverse, urban setting. It was there he met his wife, Noralyn, and her daughter, Annie. After graduation and ordination to the Deaconate, he returned to Dallas. Following a short season as a Deacon, Greg was ordained to the priesthood in 2006 and served as Rector of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Irving, before being called to Saint Michael and All Angels in 2011.
The Rev. Dr. Hiltrude Nusser-Telfer joined the clergy staff at Saint Michael and All Angels as a Pastoral Care Assistant in February 2016. A long-time friend of Saint Michael, she celebrates Eucharist monthly at The Edgemere. Hiltrude is a licensed priest in the Diocese of Dallas and a Board Certified Chaplain. She received her B.A. and Masters degrees in Religious Studies at Catholic University in Louvain, Belgium, and was ordained to the Priesthood in the Diocese of Ohio in 2002. She earned her Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Care from The General Theological Foundation in 2010. She has three married sons, the youngest of whom lives in Lewisville, and four grandchildren.
The Rev. Canon René Somodevilla joined the clergy staff at Saint Michael and All Angels as a Sunday Assistant in September 2018. He has also served as Interim Associate for Pastoral Care and Interim Associate for Worship & Liturgy during his time at Saint Michael. 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.
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Welcome! | Saint Michael and All Angels is a community of passionate people seeking to follow Jesus in a meaningful way that impacts both our own lives and that of the community around us. We are blessed with our parish home and so glad to share it with you. If you find yourself in Dallas, we would love to have you join us for worship!
- The Reverend Dr. Chris Girata, Rector
Welcome to Children and Family Ministry!
Our team in Children and Family Ministry provides children, ages 0 – 5th grade, and their parents with the tools they need to become faithful disciples of Christ. We achieve this through fun and interactive programming that allows children and families to explore their faith together.Learn More
|7:30 a.m.||Traditional Service (Rite I) in Saint Michael Chapel|
|9 a.m.||Traditional Service (Rite II) in the Church|
|9 a.m.||Joy: A Children’s Service in Saint Michael Chapel|
|11 a.m.||Traditional Service (Rite I) in the Church|
|11 a.m.||Contemporary Rite II Service in the Parish Hall|
|5:30 p.m.||Evening Prayer and Eucharist Rite I in Saint Michael Chapel|
|8 p.m.||Compline in the Church|
|8:30 a.m.||Eucharist in Bishop Moore Chapel|
|5:30 p.m.||Candlelight Mass in Saint Michael Chapel|
|7 a.m.||M/W/F: Morning Prayer in Bishop Moore Chapel|
|7 a.m.||T/Th: Holy Eucharist (Rite I or II) in Bishop Moore Chapel|
|10 a.m.||Wed.: Healing Service in Bishop Moore Chapel|
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We are located just south of Northwest Highway off of Douglas Ave. at Colgate Ave. Via Northbound Tollroad: Exit Lovers Ln, continue straight on Lomo Alto a few blocks to Colgate. Church is on your right. Via Southbound Tollroad: Exit Northwest Hwy, turn left to Douglas Ave. Turn R on Douglas and church is a few blocks down on your right. Via US 75: Exit Northwest Hwy and go west to Douglas Ave. Turn R on Douglas and church is a few blocks down on your right.Maps & Directions
If you are new to Saint Michael, curious about the path to membership, or simply want to learn more about life at our parish community, we invite you to join us for two different class events we have throughout the year: "Saint Michael 101" is an introduction to life here at SMAA, and "Episcopal Christians", where we explore what it means to walk as a Christian in the Episcopal tradition, discussing topics like our Anglican heritage, worship, the Bible and formation etc.Saint Michael 101 Episcopal Christians
Flowers in our holy worship spaces are a beautiful gift to God and those who attend services at Saint Michael as well as those being honored or remembered. A contribution to the Flower Fund is a meaningful way to honor or remember a loved one for special life events such as birthdays, anniversaries, baptisms, confirmations, thanksgivings, or in memory of a loved one.
The Foundation of Saint Michael and All Angels is essential to the vitality, growth, stability and success of our parish. Its grants support the mission of the Parish, consistent with priorities established by the Vestry and the Rector.Learn More
As God’s stewards, we build on the foundation left by those who came before us. We, in turn, have the opportunity, with a bequest to Saint Michael, to sustain and enhance our parish ministries and programs for the benefit of future generations.Learn More