Staff

St. Martin-in-the-Fields is strengthened by paid staff, and volunteers, clergy and lay people who work together to serve our community. Meet our people:

Liza Goodner

Liza Goodner is excited to bring her passion for teaching, love of children, and love for Christ to the growth and future of St. Martin’s children. She has attended our church since 2015, alongside her husband Eric, teenage son Matthew and 8 year old son Elliot. A Texas native raised in northern Louisiana, she returned […]

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Dr. Joseph Henry

Bemidji, Minnesota “First city on the Mississippi” native, Joe Henry, recently moved to Dallas after spending the past six years as Assistant Organist at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Shreveport, and Assistant Professor at Grambling State University in Grambling, Louisiana. He has also taught at the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis), Concordia University (St. Paul, MN), Louisiana […]

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James Bedell

Jim, a cradle Episcopalian, was baptized at birth and became an acolyte when 9 years old. The church has always been a major part of his life, and he’s served in many different ways in many different places. At St. Martin’s, he has served as an usher, greeter, chalice bearer. He most recently served as […]

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Anika Rinker

Anika is a Yankee transplant originally from upstate New York, but she lived and raised her son in Key West, Florida for 12 years before moving to Texas in December of 2013. Anika received her BA degree in Media Communications from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. She’s been St. Martin’s Parish Administrator for more […]

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Mayra Carballo

Mayra is a mother of 3 beautiful teenage children. God has blessed her with a special gift of teaching, and she’s used it for 22 years! When Mayra comes to St. Martin’s, she  welcomes all children with open arms and enjoys seeing their smiling faces. She enjoys sharing morning prayers, arts and crafts, Bible story […]

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Amy Osterhoff

Amy serves on the staff at St. Martin’s Episcopal School, so working with young children is something she is passionate about. She has an Associates Degree in Business Management and a certification in Baking and Pastry Arts from The Art Institutes International. Amy is originally from Kansas City, MO and moved to Fort Worth four […]

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Keen Haynes

In his twenty-year career as a U.S. Marine, Keen learned the importance of working together as a team to accomplish goals. He has a “Can Do” attitude. And he’s served the Church in a broad way where he’s lived. Keen served the Episcopal Dioceses of San Diego on their Executive Council, where he worked with the […]

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Adjunct Clergy

St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church is blessed by the presence of retired clergy at our church, many of whom we see continue their calling by serving at our altar and preaching and participating in our educational opportunities.

Judy Upham

The Rev. Judith Upham is a retired Episcopal priest with over 40 years of ordained ministry. She continues to preach, teach, and share the sacraments with those in our community. Judy graduated from Episcopal Theological School (now Episcopal Divinity School) in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1967, was ordained a deacon December 6, 1975 and a priest […]

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Diana LaCrosse

Deacon Diana LaCrosse as born and raised in Del Rio, Texas. She is a graduate of Del Rio High School and the University of Texas, and she received a Master of Science at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She was ordained as a deacon on the Day of Pentecost at the Church of the Holy Spirit in […]

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Frank Reeves

Frank retired from St. Martin-in-the-Fields in 2007 after serving our congregation for 22 years, and was named Rector Emeritus to honor his service. After retiring, he served for six years as the sustaining priest at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Granbury. He’s fairly recently re-retired and likes to travel, spend time with his wife Susan […]

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Vestry

Keen Haynes

In his twenty-year career as a U.S. Marine, Keen learned the importance of working together as a team to accomplish goals. He has a “Can Do” attitude. And he’s served the Church in a broad way where he’s lived. Keen served the Episcopal Dioceses of San Diego on their Executive Council, where he worked with the […]

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DJ Mitchell

DJ is a lifelong Episcopalian and member of St. Martin’s since 1991, and regularly serves as an usher. He has served our church in many different ways over the years; a few highlights are three terms on the Vestry, Senior Warden, member of the Building Committee, and a Convention delegate. DJ is married, with three grown sons, all […]

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Linda Seeber

Linda is a cradle Episcopalian from upstate New York. She and her husband Dick moved to our area in 1998 when he retired from the USAF. She has been an Altar Guild member for 53 years at many Episcopal churches across the US, including New York, Michigan, California, D.C. and Illinois. She is also involved with Sisters […]

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Christopher DeClerk

Christopher and his family joined St. Martin’s in 2015, after moving back to the DFW area from Hanover, NH, where Christopher was a Vestry member at St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Raised in a very Catholic household and community, he was drawn to the Episcopal Church for the liturgical familiarity and the welcoming congregations. Christopher and […]

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Kristy Pemberton

Kristy Pemberton is married to Lesli and they are the proud parents of Lacey and Jillian. Kristy was raised in Grapevine, but spent the last ten years in Midland, Texas. They moved back to the Metroplex in June of 2018. Finding a church home was a priority and they actually found St. Martin’s before they […]

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Becky Snell

Becky and her family began their journey at St. Martin’s in August of 1997, when we moved to the Keller area. Her first engagement as a member of St. Martin’s was sitting on the floor of the nursery and learning I was a member of the Christ Child Guild and how we assisted the children […]

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Ben Taylor

Ben was born in Parkersburg, WV, the last of six children, and was raised in the Northern Baptist tradition. His senior year at West Virginia University, he was confirmed at Trinity Episcopal Church. As an ROTC graduate, he was immediately commissioned, entered the US Army Infantry, and served on active duty for three years. He […]

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Bob Bess

Bob Bess is a lifelong Episcopalian & native New Mexican. He became an acolyte as a teenager at St. John’s Cathedral in Albuquerque and met his future wife, Phyllis while serving as an acolyte. In May, 1982, Bob & Phyllis moved their family from Albuquerque to DFW. They found their way to St. Martin’s in […]

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Christopher Mullaney

Christopher (Chris) Mullaney is married to Courtney Mullaney and dad to three children: Elliott, Brooklyn, and Kellen. He was raised in a Baptist church in the mid-cities, and after a hiatus from religious life for quite some time, he and Courtney began searching for a church home for their family in 2012. They found that […]

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Julie Sutton

Julie and her family joined St. Martin’s in 2016 after attending a United Methodist Church for over 10 years. She served as a member of Church Council for 6 years in the United Methodist Church and worked extensively with the Hospitality and Outreach teams. Raised in a Methodist household, Julie’s family was drawn not only […]

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Bob Garrity

Bob Garrity is a cradle Episcopalian born & raised in Maryland. He has served as a vestry member in two other churches, and for St. Martin’s in 1999-2000. He is happy to be back on the vestry this year. Bob worked as an FBI investigator for most of his professional life. He has also been […]

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Clergy

The Very Rev. Ron Pogue

Ron Pogue was appointed Interim Rector in September 2019. Ron has extensive experience as both an interim dean and interim rector throughout the country. Before entering intentional interim ministry, he was Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Galveston, TX, and Canon Missioner at Houston’s Christ Church Cathedral. A native of Houston, Ron holds a BS […]

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The Rev. Paula Jefferson

Paula Jefferson has been a member of St. Martin-in-the-Fields for more than 20 years. She earned a Master of Divinity degree at The Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest in 2018. After postulancy, Paula was ordained into the Deaconate in June 2020. She began her curacy at St. Martin’s on July 1, 2020. Pastoral care and […]

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Ayo Omoniyi

Ayo is a deacon, called to an ordained ministry of service. He is married to Tope, and they have three beautiful children, two in college and one in high school. When he’s not working and serving at church, he loves playing cards, listening to reggae music, and cooking. Born in Nigeria, he was baptized, and […]

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