Rev. Jason T. Roberts, Rector (Head Pastor)
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The Rev. Jason T. Roberts, Rector of the Church of the Holy Spirit, began on September 16, 2009. He comes to Holy Spirit after serving for 5 1/2 years as the Assistant turned Associate to the Rector for Service and Evangelism in Richmond, Virginia, at Grace and Holy Trinity Church. He holds degrees from James Madison University, Virginia Theological Seminary, and Virginia Commonwealth University.
Jason married his wife, Susannah, in January of 2009. She was a surgical resident (at the time) at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio and started her fellowship in Trauma/Critical Care in July 2013. She is now on the faculty at the UT Health Science Center here in San Antonio. Emma, their daughter, was brought out into the world on April 7, 2010, which also happens to be the same birthday of Jason! Their son, Jacob, was born on January 9, 2014. Jason, Susannah, Emma, and Jacob also share in the joy of loving on their chocolate lab, Sam, and two cats. In his spare time, Jason enjoys most anything having to do with a frisbee, drinking coffee, and getting together with friends.
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Rev. Kelly Conkling, Assistant Rector for Pastoral Care
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Kelly is a cradle Episcopalian raised in the Diocese of West Texas in George West. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts from Sam Houston State University in 1977 and her Master of Science in Art from Texas A&M Kingsville in 1990. After teaching art in public school and junior college for 10 years, she moved to Austin in 1994 to begin her studies at the Seminary of the Southwest.
Since her Ordination in 1997, Kelly has served as Rector of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Abilene, Associate Rector of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, San Antonio, and Assistant Rector of Emmanual Episcopal Church, San Angelo. In the past, Kelly has served as an Interim Rector for two Parishes and worked with the Bishop's Office in the Diocese of Northwest Texas to support those going through the discernment process for ordination to the priesthood.
Kelly is married to the Rev. Allan Conkling and they share four daughters and seven grandsons. Allan serves as Rector of St. Christopher's Episcopal Church in Bandera, Texas. As the part-time Assistant Rector for Pastoral Care, Kelly works, on average, 15 hours weekly. She can be seen at the church on most Sundays and throughout the week. She presides once a month and preaches once a month as well. She works directly with several pastoral care ministries, as time permits, and develops an overall vision for pastoral care at the Church of the Holy Spirit.
The Rev. John Padgett, Assisting Priest for Adult Formation
John is a retired priest and volunteers with Holy Spirit in the area of adult formation. He also offers support with pastoral care. John is our clergy representative for Cursillo, a weekend renewal program offered by the Diocese of West Texas and throughout the United States. He and his wife Leslie also help support a few of our outreach ministries.