MEET OUR STAFF

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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.

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THE REV. WILL HOOD

Assisting Priest

Will is a native Texan with roots in the Diocese of Texas.  Upon completion of his undergraduate degree from St. Edward’s University, Will attended the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas.  He was ordained in 1983.  After serving St. Christopher Episcopal Church in League City for three years he joined the Navy as a Chaplain in 1986.
After 29 years of service in the United States Navy as a Navy Chaplain, Will retired in 2015.  After leaving the Navy, Will founded Eunoia Productivity Solutions working in the areas of performance, leadership, emotional intelligence, corporate and individual coaching.  Will is partnered with Equilibria, a leader in personality and behavioral training that focuses on self-awareness, personal intervention and individual and team performance.  Will has developed equine training so human clients better understand communication styles.  Will is involved with an equine veteran outreach, Warhorses For Veterans, in Stilwell Kansas.
Will holds degrees from St. Edward’s University, The Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest and Southern Methodist University. 
Will is married to Martha Parker and he has 4 children; Christopher, Matthew, Brooke and Freweini.  He also has 5 grandchildren and a wonderful son- and daughter-in-law.