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 from the University of Houston, a M.Div. from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, and a Doctor of Ministry from Houston Graduate School of Theology. His emphasis in ministry has been in the areas of stewardship, Christian formation, and evangelism. He has been a leader in the Church’s response to social concerns and advocacy for marginalized people in our society, including refugees, homeless persons, the unemployed, the mentally ill and handicapped, and persons with HIV/AIDS.
Ron is the creator and moderator of Unapologetically Episcopalian, a Facebook page devoted to celebrating the many positive ways the Episcopal Church is spreading the gospel. In describing his personal mission and values, Ron stated, “I am called to foster hope, lead change, inspire action, and glorify God in the service of the Gospel of Christ, for the building up of the Church, and for the sake of the world. The promises I made at my ordination provide a rule of life: listen to others, study and teach, work collaboratively, become who and what I am, remain in intimate relationship with God.”
Ron and his wife, Gay, have been married for fifty years. Gay retired in 2010 after teaching ninth grade English for twenty-eight years and is a writer, artist, and iconographer. They are the parents of two grown sons.