Pastor and Leadership
Father Dale, in his previous life before Ordination, was a corporate communications executive in Houston. He handled marketing campaigns, investor relations for public companies, and taught workshops on executive media training and crisis communications. In 1986, he and wife Jacque and two daughters moved to Austin to start his own practice. In 1998, he was called by his Bishop to become the Lay Vicar at St. James Episcopal Church in Taylor, a small town near Austin. He was Ordained to the Priesthood in 2002 and was called to Lago Vista in 2004. He led the planting of Trinity Anglican Church and was received as a Priest in the Anglican Mission in America (AMiA) in the fall of 2009.
He is a former Air Force Information Officer, holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from The University of Texas. He has served as an Adjunct Professor at The University of Texas and St. Edwards University. He has been married to Jacque since 1970. They have two adult daughters, Allison and Emily, and five grandchildren: Mattie, Mia, Teddy, Harper, and Walter.
Judy Funk is a native Austinite, and has lived with her husband, Richard, in Lago Vista since 2006. She has a Masters in Music Education. She was a band director and private clarinet and flute instructor for 33 years before retiring in 2009. She leads the Trinity Choir. She’s married to Richard Funk, Ph.D., a respected music educator and author of two thrillers.
The Council are church members elected by The Council to serve as lay leaders of the congregation. They meet monthly and make decisions regarding financial expenditures and give counsel to the Rector.
- Joe DeRusha
- Richard Funk
- Scott Hutchinson
- Ed Lorentzen
- David Duncan, ex-officio