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The Rev. David Boyd

The Rector

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The Rev. David Boyd was born in Janesville, WI. He graduated from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale with a BS in Physical Education in 1977 and worked as a swimming coach and sports club manager before attending seminary. David was an All-American swimmer and continues to be active as a swimmer and cyclist. In 1984, he graduated from Nashotah House Theological Seminary and was ordained deacon and priest in the Diocese of Milwaukee.

David was called as the thirteenth rector of St. David’s in August 2003. Prior to being called to Austin, David served as Associate Rector at Grace Church in Madison, WI, as Rector of the Church of St. John the Divine in Burlington, WI, and as Rector and Urban Missioner of two inner-city missions: St. John’s and St. Andrew’s in Milwaukee, WI. Immediately prior to coming to St. David’s, David served as Rector of the Church of St. Michael the Archangel, in Lexington, Kentucky.

David has served on Diocesan Standing Committees in the dioceses of Milwaukee, Lexington, and Texas and has been elected to the Episcopal Church’s General Convention four times. He has served on various diocesan and national Church committees, as Dean of the Austin Convocation, and on national boards for the Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes and the Society for the Increase of Ministry.

David’s wife, Catherine Tyndall Boyd, is also a priest of the Episcopal Church. Cathy previously served the Episcopal Church on local, diocesan, and national levels as a professional communicator. David and Cathy have two children, Clare and Marc.

Katie Wright

The Rev. Katie Wright

Associate Rector

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The Rev. Catherine L. Wright (Katie) was born in Phoenix, Arizona. She graduated from Claremont McKenna College with a BA in Psychology in 1989. In 2005, she graduated with a Masters in Divinity, Anglican Track, from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. She was ordained deacon and priest in the Diocese of Chicago.

Katie was hired as the Associate Rector at St. David’s in August 2012. Prior to being called to Austin, Katie served as Director of Children’s Ministries at Transfiguration in Dallas, Texas; as Youth Minister at Ascension in Dallas, Texas; as Associate Rector in charge of youth and family ministries at St. Mark’s in Glen Ellyn, Illinois; and finally as Rector of St. Andrew’s in Elyria, Ohio. Katie has served on the Diocese of Ohio’s Commission on Ministry.

Katie is married to James (Jimmy) Wright, who is working towards a degree in Christian Formation. Katie and Jimmy have three children. Luke (1997), Rachel (1999) and Sarah (2011…yes 2011).

Bob Gribble

The Rev. Bob Gribble

Associate Priest

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Bob Gribble is a native of Houston, but he and his wife, Gretchen, got to Austin as fast as they could. Bob got his BBA from the University of Texas in 1976 and his Master of Divinity from Virginia Seminary in 1979. He has served five Episcopal parishes in and around the Houston area for more than 30 Years. Bob retired in 2009 but is out of retirement now assisting at St. David’s where he works part-time overseeing the pastoral care needs of the parish.

Micah Jackson

The Rev. Micah Jackson

Assisting Priest

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Micah is a native Chicagoan who has preached in churches all over the country, from storefront congregations in strip malls to cathedrals. His day job is as the John Hines Assistant Professor of Preaching at Seminary of the Southwest here in Austin, and St. David’s is his regular worshipping community. In addition to preaching, he is passionate about the role of spiritual, emotional, and physical health as a Christian practice. He is so glad to be invited to share in the pastoral life of St. David’s. He is married to Laura and is the father of Benjamin.