Clergy & Staff

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Rev. Carolyn Bartkus


Rev. Carolyn comes to us having served the past four years at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ogdensburg, NY. Her five years of ordained ministry rests on the foundation of being a lifelong Episcopalian and over twenty years of children and youth ministry leadership in the Church. Rev. Carolyn, a graduate of Nashotah House Theological Seminary, holds a Master of Pastoral Ministry degree.  She has a passion for sharing the love of God with his people and firmly believes that love is for everyone.

Carolyn, and her husband, John, enjoy camping, the great outdoors, cooking and consuming good food with her three children, their spouses, and her six grandchildren. She also enjoys reading and dabbling in her creative side through art, especially Ukrainian dyed Easter (Pysanky) Eggs.

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Terri Bennett

Administrative Assistant

Office: 972-221-3531

Terri Bennett was born and raised in a small town in Michigan near Lake Huron.  She graduated from Central Michigan University (Go Chips!) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education Administration.  After moving to Flower Mound in 1990, she went to work for the Coppell School District in the Athletic Department. She retired in 2018 and quickly realized she was not good at being retired.  Her philosophy is to live by the Golden Rule and try to always look on the bright side because "what you think about, you bring about."  Terri is married to Jeff and they have two grown children and three adorable grandpuppies.

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Bill Balkey

Facilities Management

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Dr. Gary Gordon

Director of Music & Digital Media

Office: 972-221-3531

Gary grew up in the state of Maryland.  He received his Bachelor of Music Education K-12 from Gordon College (Wenham, MA) his Master of Music in Voice Performance from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Fort Worth, TX) and his Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting and Organ Performance from the University of North Texas (Denton). He has 30+ years of experience successfully conducting choirs and directing music programs both in schools and churches in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas and prior to that in Boston, Massachusetts.  Gary is a professional, award-winning music educator.  He served as Director of Upper School Music at Parish Episcopal School in Dallas and as Director of Music K-12 at The Canterbury Episcopal School in DeSoto, Texas, where he earned the honor of “Teacher of the Year.” He has participated in national and international performance and service tours, including the United States, England, Ireland, China, Australia, Holland, Poland, Germany, and the Virgin Islands. Gary previously served Annunciation from 2015 to 2020 and returned in October, 2022. In addition to leading the music ministry, Gary's full-time role includes using his creative skills to maintain our website, expanding social media and outreach initiatives. 

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Beth Parker

Director of Children's Ministries

Beth Parker is a cradle Episcopalian and moved to the Lewisville/Flower Mound area in 1994. Her parents moved to Flower Mound in  the spring of 1994 and Beth soon followed after. She has been involved in Alpha Course, Flower Ministry, and now  Children's Ministry. Her favorite scripture is 3 John 1:4: “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.”  This verse is important to Beth because this  scriptural message  is a  good reminder  about the importance of family love, unity happiness, and all that is good. Beth is married and she and her husband have a son. 

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Amy Kenney

Director, Business Affairs

Amy Kenney was born and raised in East Texas, attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX and moved to the Dallas/Fort Worth area in 2000. She grew up Methodist and in her adult years, began attending a non-denominational church. Amy became a part of the Annunciation staff in 2020. Her favorite scripture is Romans 8:28 because it reminds her to hold on to hope knowing that when life doesn't make sense, God will make sense out of your life. Amy is married with 2 daughters, 2 dogs and lives in Highland Village.

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Tracey Reinhart

Head of Montessori Episcopal School

Tracey Reinhart is the Head of School and has been with MES since 2001. She attended Texas Tech University where she studied Economics and International Trade and before discovering the amazing philosophy of Montessori, Tracey worked in the Human Resources and Training field earning her Professional in Human Resources Certification. She began her career at MES as an office assistant, librarian and assistant teacher. In 2003, she received her Montessori Certification and became a Lead Teacher, working in these classrooms for 15 years. Tracey has been married since 1991 and has two MES alumni children.

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Dr. Daniel Rodriguez

Director of Youth Ministries

Office: 972-221-3531

Daniel Rodriguez is originally from the Houston area. He and his wife Regan have four kids. Daniel’s PhD is in biblical languages and he works full-time in Bible translation. He is in the ordination process in the Diocese of Dallas.

Vestry Members

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June McIntire

Senior Warden

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Laura Braun

Junior Warden

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Brent Thomas


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Dick Gooding

Assistant Treasurer

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Staci Barker

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Ginny Biggs

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Meg Muller

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David Pugh

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Ian Refo

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Cindy Simpson-Scharff