MEET OUR STAFF

 

THE REV. LACY LARGENT

Parish Priest

Lacy became the Priest here at St. Francis on January 1st of 2018.  The congregation was quite pleased, as Lacy was not unknown to the people of St. Francis, having served here during a transition period from 2003-2005, and served from time to time as a substitute priest when needed.  Lacy has loved the people of St. Francis and the gifts of this congregation for many years. Lacy spends 75% of her ministry time here in the Bryan/College Station area.

To round out her full-time ministry, Lacy also serves as Spiritual Director of Camp Allen near Navasota, and the Priest at the Church of the Redeemer in Houston which meets late on Sunday afternoons.

 

Prior to coming to St. Francis, Lacy was a Port Chaplain at the Seafarers’ Ministry at the Port of Houston for almost 16 years.  She left this ministry to serve as the Spiritual Care Team Coordinator for the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in the wake of the Hurricane Harvey disaster.

 

Since her ordination in 1990, Lacy has also served as a Staff Chaplain at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Assistant Rector at Good Shepherd in Kingwood, and Rector of St. Paul’s in Navasota.  

Prior to her ordination to the priesthood, she worked as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

 

Educationally, Lacy holds a B.A. in Social Welfare from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville,

a M.S.W. (Master of Social Work) from Washington University in St. Louis, and a M.Div. (Master of Divinity) from the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin.  She is also a Certified Daring Way Facilitator using the teachings of Brené Brown.

INTRODUCING…

Our New Clergyperson…

Deacon Charlotte Love

I am pleased to announce that the Vestry and I have called The Rev. Charlotte Love to serve as Deacon at St. Francis.  She will begin this coming Sunday, September 4th, and will serve at both the 8am and 10:30am services.  She will preach on the 2nd Sunday of each month and serve in ministry at St. Francis 5-10 hours per week.  She will also serve in various ways beyond our parish approximately 10 hours per month.  Please welcome Deacon Charlotte as she joins in ministry within our parish community and outside in our local communities.  I have asked Deacon Charlotte to introduce herself in the paragraphs below!  Joyfully, Lacy+

I am delighted to be at St. Francis and look forward to meeting each of you. I was introduced to the Episcopal Church in 1982 by my daughter and son-in-law. I have jokingly said I was a “closet Episcopalian” for 34 years. After the death of my husband, in 2012, I moved to College Station to be near my daughter and grandchildren. I was confirmed into the Episcopal church March 2015, and I graduated for Iona School of Ministry and was ordained as a vocational deacon in 2019.

I have a BS in nursing and a MPH in public health administration. I was a community health nurse for 30 years which included working in rural Oklahoma, developing a clinic for the homeless and working as clinic coordinator for a community clinic. The last 10 years of my professional life, I taught nursing at a community college

I had a season of working as a shade tree nurse in El Salvador during the 1980's Civil War and learned a lot about "fox hole christianity." I was married to the love of my life for fifty years and have been widowed for 10 years. I have three children, who are all officially older than I am and two adult grandchildren.


OUR STAFF

THE REV. LACY LARGENT

Parish Priest

Lacy became the Priest here at St. Francis on January 1st of 2018.  The congregation was quite pl