Category Archives: Testimonials

Parishioners share their stories of stewardship.

Pledging as a New Step in Faith

As told by Vicki Knipp In the early 80’s, I decided that I wanted my children baptized; I can’t tell you why – I just did. I walked to the closest church to my house in McAllen, Texas, and talked … Continue reading

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I Pledge to Support our Ministries

As told by Mity Myhr My husband and I joined St David’s before we got married in 2000. A cradle Episcopalian who grew up in a historic church, I was instantly attracted to the beautiful building and long history of … Continue reading

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I Pledge to Give Thanks

As told by Michael Davis I pledge as one way of giving thanks. I am grateful for all the grace God has granted both to me and to my family. I want to share such grace with others using St. … Continue reading

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I Tithe out of Joy and Gratitude

As Told by Lee Parker My wife and I have not always been able to give to the church regularly. For a time there while I was in graduate school and for several years afterward, we found it very difficult. … Continue reading

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I tithe in Time, Talent, and Treasure

As told by Jenny Meadows Though I was baptized and confirmed Episcopalian in my youth in East Texas, by my mid-40s I was attending a Unity church in Arlington, Texas. When I moved to Austin, I made the rounds of … Continue reading

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I Pledge because I Need St. David’s

As told by Jennifer Glass When I decided that I wanted to follow Jesus’s path, I didn’t quite realize how hard that was going to be. My first realization was that, along with the enormous gifts of love and grace, … Continue reading

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I Pledge to Help the Future of the Church

As told by Gustavo Hernandez It was the fall of 1924 when St. David’s vestry approved the purchase of the Surgeon’s Hospital located at 17th and Rio Grande. This was the start of what we know today as the St. … Continue reading

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I Pledge to Make Opportunities

As told by Eric Leibrock For many years I tried to be invisible in the church. I attended worship services and received the comfort of the word and sacraments, but I did no ministry work and donated just enough so … Continue reading

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What if Everyone Pledges?

As told by Beth Monson We pledge because pledging is the right thing to do. We pledge because when we come in summer, the air conditioning offers relief from the heat outside. Someone has to pay the electric bill. In … Continue reading

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Every Pledge Makes a Difference

As told by Anthony Chapple This Sunday is the perfect Sunday for me to share with you the reason I make an annual pledge to St. David’s. It is really very simple: I love this place! In the most cosmic … Continue reading

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