Jeff W. Fisher ordained and consecrated as Texas bishop suffragan

first_img Featured Events Posted Oct 9, 2012 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Jobs & Calls House of Bishops, Youth Minister Lorton, VA New Diocese of Texas Bishop Suffragan Suffragan Jeff W. Fisher with his wife Susan and sons John, 17 and Scott, 21 accept applause just after his Oct. 6 ordination and consecration. Photo/Diocese of Texas[Diocese of Texas] The Rev. Jeff W. Fisher, former rector of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Waco, Tex., was ordained and consecrated bishop in Tyler on Oct. 6 with a combined choir of 50 voices, brass and timpani. More than 350 attended the festival Eucharist in Caldwell Auditorium decorated with profuse arrangements of yellow roses, just a week before Tyler prepares for its annual Rose Festival.Fisher was elected bishop suffragan at Christ Church Cathedral, Houston, on June 2, 2012. Fisher will serve in the eastern region of the Diocese of Texas and will be located in Tyler. In addition to his regular episcopal visits, Fisher will have oversight of clergy pastoral care and renewal and prison ministries.The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop was the chief consecrator, joined by current Bishop of Texas C. Andrew Doyle and his two predecessors, the Rt. Rev. Don A. Wimberly and the Rt. Rev. Claude E. Payne; Texas Bishop Suffragan Dena Harrison and Texas Bishop Suffragan Rayford High (ret).High has been nominated to become provisional bishop of Fort Worth upon approval of the diocesan convention November 3.Fisher’s ordination and consecration was celebrated for an entire weekend with receptions at Christ Church on Friday and Saturday and a luncheon for clergy with Jefferts Schori on Friday.  She also visited an historic African American Episcopal Church, St. John’s, founded in 1892 and All Saints Episcopal School during her stay in Tyler.While Fisher was rector of St. Alban’s, Waco, the church experienced an unprecedented 85 percent growth. Forced to close the school on campus, Fisher led the congregation to start a community center that now houses community theatre and music programs for youth as well as many other community groups and outreach programs.  A graduate of the University of Texas and Virginia Theological Seminary, Fisher was ordained in 2004 and previously served as chief financial officer for Hand Benefits & Trust, Inc., Houston.He has served on a number of diocesan commissions and committees, most recently chairing the Greenfield Commission, established to encourage new and innovative church plants. In Waco, Fisher held a successful Bible study class at a local pub.  He also served as leader of the Greater Waco Interfaith Conference and was a board member of the Waco Partnership for Psychological and Spiritual Care.“A bishop is called to look upon the people and love them, to challenge and encourage them, [and to remind them] that with God all things are possible,” Fisher said. 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