Rector - The Rev. Dr. Christopher A. Richardson
Fr. Chris is the Rector (or Senior Pastor) of Covenant Anglican. Born and raised in Texas, he is a native of New Braunfels and has always called Central Texas his home. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, he served for two years as a missionary with the Navigators, ministering to college students at Iowa State University. Having perceived that the Lord was calling him to further studies, Fr. Chris then attended Covenant Theological Seminary, where he received his M.Div. & Th.M. degrees, with concentrations in Exegetical and Systematic Theology; and he obtained his Ph.D. in New Testament Studies from the University of Aberdeen (Scotland) in 2009. He is also a published author of a scholarly work, Pioneer and Perfecter of Faith: Jesus’ Faith as the Climax of Israel’s History in the Epistle to the Hebrews (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2012).
Fr. Chris was ordained to the priesthood in the Anglican Church in North America in 2012; and he has a passion for teaching and equipping God’s people for works of service. He and his wife Robyn have been married since 1999, and they have five wonderful children: Wyatt, Avery, Victoria, Gus, and Dalton.
In addition to the works of C.S. Lewis and movie nights with his family, he enjoys shooting and hunting, as well as single-malt whisky in the company of good friends.
Assisting Priest - The Rev. Dr. R. William Dickson
Both Bill and his wife, Ginger, are proud graduates of UT (Austin). Bill’s undergraduate degree was in Psychology (1977). He then obtained his Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, majoring in the Greek New Testament (1985). Following the completion of his Th.M., he moved to Edinburgh, Scotland, where he studied the Greek Old Testament, with special focus on the Greek text of the Minor Prophets. He completed his Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh in 1991.
Bill was ordained a deacon in the Episcopal Church in June, 1994 and then again as a priest in January, 1995. He served in various positions and locations within that denomination until 2008-9 when he, his parish (St. Andrew’s, Fort Worth), and the entire Diocese of Fort Worth exited The Episcopal Church for theological and moral reasons and became founding members of the ACNA (Anglican Church in North America). Bill has served as a priest in good standing in the ACNA since that time. He and his wife retired out of Fort Worth in 2016. They settled in the beautiful Hill Country of Texas where they enjoy various retirement pleasures and caring for their many cats. Ginger has a private psychotherapy practice specializing in grief and loss - Ginger Dickson Grief Therapy - and plays the French Horn in a local band.
Throughout Bill’s ministry he has had a special interest in Biblical Greek, the close reading and exegesis of the Greek New Testament and the Greek Old Testament, and the history and theological emphases of the English Reformation. He continues to teach courses in these areas and is the co-founder of Texas Anglicans in the Hill Country.