Rector & Staff

The Very Reverend David F. Klein, ssc, Rector

Reverend David F. Klein

Fr. David has served as Rector of St. John’s Church since 15 Aug, 1999. You may email Fr. Klein here.

Ordained Deacon: 7 Oct.,1984 by the Right Rev. Charles Ellsworth Bennison, Sr., Diocese of Western Michigan
Ordained Priest: 9 June, 1985 by the Right Rev. Emerson Paul Haynes, Diocese of Southwest Florida.

Webster College, Webster Groves, Missouri, BFA, concentration in Oil Painting and Printmaking, Minor in Religion.
Eden Theological Seminary, Webster Groves, Missouri.  Episcopal Theological Seminary, Lexington, Kentucky, Masters of Divinity
Lexington Theological Seminary, Lexington, Kentucky, Masters in Religious Education.

Further STM studies at Nashotah House, Nashotah, Wisconsin

Fr. David has served St. John’s Episcopal Church, Tampa, Florida and Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Venice, Florida, both in the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida; Christ Church Cathedral, Episcopal Diocese of Lexington, Lexington,Kentucky and currently serves as the Rector of St. John’s Church, Fort Worth, Texas, in the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth.

Member of the Society of the Holy Cross (SSC) and the Catholic Clerical Union (CCU) and currently serves the Bishop of Fort Worth, The Right Rev. Jack Leo Iker, as Dean of the Fort Worth East deanery.

He is married to Diane N. Klein, who serves as the parish secretary and office manager. They have one daughter Sara C. Robertson and a wonderful son in law Charles Robertson.

The Reverend William T. Estes, Assistant to the Rector

IMG_0383Fr. Bill has served and ministered at St. John’s as Assistant to the Rector since 2011.

Fr. Bill was born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1966. He earned an Associate degree in Music from Faulkner State Community College and graduated from the University of Memphis with a degree in Commercial Music. He worked in the commercial music industry before responding to God’s call to the ministry. He earned his Masters of Theological Studies from Nashotah House Theological Seminary and Mission in southeast Wisconsin.

Ordained to the Diaconate by Bishop Iker on September 30, 2006, and to the Sacred Priesthood on June 25, 2007.

He served as Curate at Grace Episcopal Church, Monroe, Louisiana from 2006 through 2008. In addition to regular pastoral duties he was Chaplain to Grace’s pre-K through 8th grade parochial school, as well as their middle school Religion teacher. Prior to accepting the call to St. John’s, he served for two years as Priest in Charge of Cross of Christ Anglican Church in Glen Rose, Texas which is a mission congregation of our Diocese.

Fr. Bill and Lisa have been married for 19 years and are the proud parents of five children, three boys and two girls.

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