THE REV. ANDREW PETTA, VICAR (SENIOR PASTOR)
Father Andrew is a Fort Worth native and lifelong Episcopalian. He has a B.S. in Communications from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Upon graduation, he pursued foreign mission work in various parts of Africa for several months prior to going to seminary. He studied at Nashotah House in Wisconsin where he completed his Masters in Divinity. Shortly thereafter, he was ordained by Bishop Iker, in the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth in 2010. After serving for a year at the Cathedral in Bedford, TX, he and his wife, Michelle, were called to St. Barnabas in late 2011. Since then, their famliy has grown to include two beautiful girls, Chloe and Claire. Email Fr. Andrew
THE REV. GREG MCBRAYER, ASSISTANT PRIEST
Father Greg was born and raised in Atlanta Georgia. He and his wife Stephanie lived and served in North Carolina and Pennsylvania before relocating to the Fort Worth area. He received his Anglican theological education at Trinity School for Ministry in Pittsburgh and Nashotah House Theological Seminary in Wisconsin. Father Greg joined Saint Barnabas after serving the last five years at Prince of Peace Anglican Church in Hopewell Pa. Prior to his ordination in the Anglican Church he faithfully served for many years in the Lutheran Church and brings an extensive background in outreach ministries and pastoral care, specializing in addiction recovery and counseling. As a bi-vocational priest, Father Greg continues to work as a flight controller and chaplain at American Airlines where he leads the “Monday Ministry” an outreach ministry he planted to serve the employees of American Airlines Operations Center in DFW. Email Fr. Greg
JULIE WILLIAMS, CHILDREN'S DIRECTOR
Julie graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BS in Speech Communications in 1996. After ten years in the professional world, she became a stay at home mom to her two children, Hannah and Kristopher. Julie now works as a PreK teacher at a five day Christian preschool program in Grapevine. Julie has been the Director of Religious Education at St. Barnabas for the last four years and has taught every class from PreK to the high school group. Her favorite thing about her job is talking to kids about Jesus and how His love changes lives. She and her husband, Kevan, will celebrate 20 years of marriage this year. They have been active members at St. Barnabas since 2004. Email Julie
COLIN & DILLON CRAIG, YOUTH DIRECTORS
Colin and Dillon Craig grew up in the Episcopal church. They are 22 years old and both attend Tarleton State University, where Dillon studies communications and Colin studies digital media.
They spend a lot of their time helping at Camp Crucis, the diocesan retreat and conference center, and summer camp. Their years as cabin counselors and program directors at camp have given them lots of experience with youth of all ages.
JENNIFER THOMPSON, CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR
Jennifer, a Texas native, graduated from Texas A&M and married her best friend, Tom, in 1997. They worked together for seven years in Houston, where their first daughter was born, before answering the Lord's call to international ministry. They then worked as church planters in Northern Europe for 13 years. In 2016, they moved with their three daughters to Keller, whereupon they found St. Barnabas and are excited to join them in their mission. Email Jennifer
ED ACKERMANN, CAGO, ORGANIST/CHOIRMASTER
Ed graduated 1976 summa cum laude from Trinity University in San Antonio with a Bachelor’s degree in fine arts (painting and drawing). He has enjoyed a 25 year career in computer programming and systems design followed by a 20 year career running his own artist business painting murals and other works in the homes of the rich and famous. He studied organ at San Antonio Junior College and subsequently with various private teachers. He holds the Service Playing (SPC) and Colleague (CAGO) certifications awarded by the American Guild of Organists (AGO) after passing comprehensive juried performance examinations. He has served as a church organist for various denominations since 1970. He has served on the board of directors for the Fort Worth Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and continues to serve the AGO in various capacities, especially mentoring young organists to jump start their careers as church organists. The organ and its music became a passion upon discovering his maternal grandmother’s parlor “pump” organ and playing it during his childhood. He has an electronic digital organ in his home with four manual keyboards and full pedal board with organ stops digitally recorded from the grand pipe organ at Hereford Cathedral in England. Email Ed
THE BISHOP'S COMMITTEE
The Bishop’s Committee is made up of nine members elected by the parish each year at the Annual Meeting. Committee members serve three-year terms with three new members being elected each year. Working closely with the Vicar, the Bishop’s Committee tends to the temporal issues within the church. Current members include: