Our Staff

Rector

The Rev. Robert H. Henson has served in a variety of churches, of various sizes, in a variety of locations, all in Texas.  Grace Anglican Community is his second church plant.

More than anything else, Bob is gifted at helping people in their faith journey.  In particular, he makes Christianity understandable so that people can apply it to their lives.  Regardless of a person’s background or history, Bob meets people where they are and guides them to a fuller, more vibrant faith.

Bob has a BBA in Management from the University of North Texas and a Master of  Divinity from Trinity School for Ministry.  He is skilled in church growth, having built a series of congregations.  Besides being a priest, Bob has worked as an international commodity trader and as a real estate investor.  He enjoys golf, reading, travel and throwing the Frisbee to Charlie, his Labrador retriever.

Bob and Karen have three children. Jon is a Student and Young Adult Minister and  Sarah is an athletic trainer.  Hannah died in 2003 and is now dancing with Jesus.

You may contact Bob at  bob@graceanglicankaty.com

 


Assisting ClergyBill Barr

The Rev. Bill Barr has served parishes in Texas, Louisiana and Virginia. He holds the B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and received his MDiv. degree from Yale Divinity School. Bill teaches History and Political Science at the Houston campus of Concordia College and at area community colleges. He has served as a visiting lecturer at Holyrood Seminary.

Bill and his wife Christine are the parents of Jackson and Liam.

You may contact Bill at wbarrparis@aol.com

 


Deacon

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Ms. Shelly Sorem is a Bible teacher, international speaker, and Deacon within the Anglican Church in North America. She has worked in children’s and women’s ministries and has served as a youth pastor. She has spoken at women’s conferences and retreats around the world. She holds a B.S. Elementary Education and a M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology. Shelly has published a 365 day devotional, “Deeply Rooted” and writes a christian blog. Her passion is helping people dig into the Word of God to apply biblical truths to their lives. She is married to Bill and has two daughters, Allison and Emily, who are attending Texas A&M University.

You may contact Shelly at shelly@graceanglicankaty.com

Shelly’s Blog:  Deeply Rooted In Him

 


Worship Leader

Dan EnnisDan Ennis has been playing and performing music for over 20 years. The past 8 years he has served on the worship team at Holy Cross Episcopal church in Sugar Land as an auxiliary musician; supplying guitar, piano, and vocal support. Originally from Chicago, Dan moved to Houston to attend school at U of H, and graduated Cum Laude in 2005 with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. In 2006, he married the love of his life, Ashley. They currently reside in Richmond, TX with their two dogs Lex and Lana (it’s a Superman thing). In addition to his Worship Leader role at Grace Anglican Community, Dan is a Business Analyst for Amegy Bank of Texas.

You may contact Dan at dan@danennis.com

 


Director of Children’s Ministries

Karen Henson has been involved in Children’s ministry for over 30 years.  She has a heart for telling the next generation the wonders of God’s love for them and helping them develop a relationship with Jesus. During these childhood years, a child is the most open and receptive to developing their faith in Jesus. She also knows the importance of partnering with and equipping parents to play an important role in their child’s spiritual development.

Karen was a registered nurse before entering Children’s ministry fulltime.  She has 3 children, Sarah 26 and Jonathan 28.  Her youngest child, Hannah lives in heaven with Jesus.

You may contact Karen at karen@graceanglicankaty.com

 


Youth Minister

Henry Covert graduated in April of 2016 from Belhaven University with a Bachelor’s of Art degree in Biblical Studies. Henry has been working with youth for the last 5 years in a variety of roles including helping start Ignite youth with Jon Henson. Youth Ministry is his passion and calling from God. He loves to talk about

 

 

anything that has to do with God, especially theology, and teach it, relating it to a level that the youth can understand. Henry is a firm

 

believer that context is king and teaches the Bible in that fashion. He considers himself a lifelong learner, always striving for knowledge and new fun facts. Outside of youth ministry, Henry loves to read theology books and manga (Japanese comics), play soccer, watch movies, and play games of both the video and board variety. Henry recently married the love of his life Emilie this last July.

You may contact Henry at henry@graceanglicankaty.com

 

 


Executive Pastor

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Bill Russell manages Grace Anglican’s finances and facilities, and serves as Treasurer. He provides reporting and analysis to the Financial Stewardship Group, and assists the Rector in preparation and maintenance of the annual budget. He also serves as backup administrator and consultant to the Rector for the website.

Bill teaches regularly in the Sunday Adult Forum, and facilitates two small-group Bible studies: the Saturday Men’s Bible study, and a Thursday night group of adults. He edits, publishes, and writes for our Advent and Lenten devotionals: Journey to Bethlehem and Journey to Jerusalem.

Bill spent 30 years in Information Technology management before taking Jesus seriously. He holds BA and MA degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, an MBA from the University of Houston, and an MAR from Trinity School for Ministry.

Bill has been married to Diane for 33 years; they have two children, Carson and Garrett. Bill is stepfather to Jennifer Haley, Diane’s daughter.  Bill has two other sons, Keith Stone and Jason Ellis.

You may contact Bill at bill@graceanglicankaty.com