The Rev. Alan Bentrup



Father Alan is a native Texan who grew up in west Fort Worth and graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington. Before ordination, he had a 10-year career as a marketing consultant in Dallas and Houston.

Alan is the co-founder and curator of Missional Voices, a hub of conversation about innovative ministries and missional communities in The Episcopal Church. He holds several leadership positions across the church, including as a Trustee for Voorhees College (an Episcopal-affiliated HBCU); a member of the Council of Advice for Episcopal Relief & Development; and on the planning and leadership teams for several Episcopal conferences and events. A graduate of Virginia Theological Seminary, Alan was the first student to earn the New Mission Practices concentration at VTS.

Following graduation from seminary, Alan served as Associate Rector at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Cypress, Texas, and in 2018 was called to serve as Canon for Evangelism and Mission in the Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina. He was called as rector of St. Martin’s in July 2021.

Alan has two young sons, Ford and Walker, who attend middle school in Birdville ISD. In their free time, you can find Alan and his boys at a swim meet, a soccer or basketball game, or cheering on the Horned Frogs and Rangers.

You can hear from Alan at Bible Love, a podcast he does with a friend and fellow priest, or by following him on Instagram @alanbentrup.