New Clergy Appointments
Bishop Anthony Burton announces three new appointments to the clergy.
Chase Skorburg has been in the discernment process toward ordination to the priesthood for several years now. After concluding Clinical Pastoral Education at Parkland Hospital this summer, Chase will join our team as Pastoral Leader for Traditional Worship. Following his ordination, Chase will become Curate for Traditional Worship.
Fr. David Thompson will join us as Assistant Rector for our satellite campus this August. Over the next twelve months, David will grow our seed congregation, oversee physical plant upgrades, and make other preparations for an August 2019 launch of the new campus.
Jon Jordan, like Chase, was sponsored for ordination by Incarnation. He will join us this summer as Pastoral Assistant for our satellite campus, and will work with Fr. David Thompson toward the launch. Jon will be part-time at Incarnation, continuing his leadership of Coram Deo Academy here in Dallas.
Read more about each appointee below.
Pastoral Leader for Traditional Worship
Chase was born and raised in Dallas. He received his BA in philosophy of religion from Princeton and his MA in the same subject from Yale. At Yale, he also spent time participating in the Institute for Sacred Music. He expects to complete his Certificate of Anglican Studies at Wycliffe College in 2018, with a study in liturgics at Nashotah House Theological Seminary. Chase spent 12 years in the business world before entering the discernment process for ordained ministry. He is currently a Postulant in the Diocese. He and his wife of 10 years, Wendy, have two children. Chase has enjoyed serving in a variety of ministries at Incarnation and the Diocese, including as Junior Warden and Central Convocation Chair. He is humbled and excited now to serve as Pastoral Leader of Traditional Worship.
The Reverend David Thompson
Assistant Rector for Incarnation North
Fr. David was born and raised in Oklahoma. He studied architecture and city planning at the University of Oklahoma, where his father also taught geography. In 2013, Fr. David pursued a call to ordained ministry. He and his family made the northward trek to Toronto where he attended seminary at Wycliffe College. After graduating in 2016, he began serving as Curate of St. James’ Church in Texarkana, Texas and Vicar of All Saints’ Church in Atlanta, Texas. Fr. David grew up Episcopalian and came to appreciate the faith and his Anglican heritage through the teachings of J.I. Packer. Among some of his influences are John Stott, Alistair Begg, and Ephraim Radner. Fr. David and his wife, Heather, married in 2009. They have three children, Scarlet, Cosette, and Caspar.
Pastoral Assistant for Incarnation North
Jon Jordan and his family have attended Incarnation since 2012. He studied History & Education at the University of Texas at Dallas, and has since studied Religion & Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary, Wycliffe College, and Nashotah House Theological Seminary. He is a Candidate for Holy Orders here in the Diocese of Dallas. During the week, Jon serves as the Logic School Director for Coram Deo Academy of Dallas, a Classical Christian school with three campuses across the metroplex. Though he serves in a number of different roles at home, church, and school, he is grateful that much of his time is spent learning, teaching, and leading others into a deeper relationship with God in the midst of life’s mundane, tragic, and joyful moments. Jon is married to Vivien Jordan and they have two children: Zoë and Rowan. When he isn’t busy chasing the most adorable monsters you’ve ever met and trying to keep up with the world’s most adventurous wife, Jon likes to write short books that help busy people become more like Jesus.