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Seeking the Welfare of the City of Dallas since 1857—Jeremiah 29:7



The clergy of St. Matthew's Cathedral consists of ordained priests and deacons, each of whom serves a staff function in addition to the role as pastor to our congregation.
  The Very Rev. Dr. Neal Michell, MA, MDiv., JD, DMin
Dean and Rector
214-823-8134, ext. 225

Dean Michell has been Dean of St. Matthew’s Cathedral since March 2013. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in History; JD from the University of Houston Law Center; MDiv from The School of Theology; University of the South (Sewanee); and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. Dean Michell has written two books on congregational development, numerous articles, and led workshops and conferences in over 30 dioceses as well as overseas.


    The Rev. Canon Antonio (Tony) Muñoz
Canon for Hispanic Ministries
214-823-8134, ext. 231

Fr. Tony serves as the Senior Pastor of the 12:30 p.m. service. He received his MA from Universidad Autonoma de Baja California in 1985, a Certificate from el Seminario San Andres in 1990, and has served churches in North Carolina and Northern California, as well as the Dicoese of Western Mexico.
    The Rev. David Miller
Assisting Priest, Young Adults Ministry
214-823-8134, ext. 228

Fr. David is priest in charge of Young Adult Ministry and oversees our Marriage Preparation and Marriage Enrichment programs. He also provides pastoral oversight for our Missions and Outreach ministries. He received his BAS in Philosophy from Dallas Baptist University (2004) and his MDiv from Perkins School of Theology (2010). His Curacy (first two years of ordained ministry) was done at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in DeSoto, TX. He was ordained to the priesthood in 2011.

Logan Hurst
Director of Youth and Family Ministries 
214.823.8134 ext. 227

Logan comes to the Cathedral from Trinity Episcopal Church in Columbus, Georgia where he was Director of Youth Ministry. He grew up in Murfreesboro, Tennessee where he attended Middle Tennessee State University, and met his wife Liz. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Basic and Applied Science in 2005. Logan has been ministering with youth for over thirteen years and is still having fun. Liz just earned her Master’s Degree in Non-Profit Management. They are expecting their first child in November of this year. 

    The Rev. Canon George Luck
Assisting Priest

Fr. Luck serves on Sundays and Wednesdays.  After serving at eight churches in the DFW area, he was made an Honorary Canon by Bishop Stanton in 1997.  Fr. Luck has taught Old Testament and Spiritual Theology at what is now the Stanton Center for Ministry Formation for over forty years.  He grew up in Fort Worth and received a BA in History from the University of North Texas and his M.Div. from The Philadelphia Divinity School.  He was ordained deacon and priest in Dallas in 1958. Fr. Luck was named an honorary Canon of St. Matthew’s Cathedral by Bishop Stanton, but everyone knows him as Fr. Luck. He came to St. Matthew’s at the time of his retirement as Rector of Holy Trinity Heath-Rockwall in 1999 and served as Acting Dean after the departure of Dean Duncan.
    The Venerable Diana Luck
Deacon, Outreach
214-823-8134, ext. 241

Deacon Diana coordinates the liturgical assistants and is involved in various outreach ministries. She attended the University of Texas at Arlington and is a graduate of the Anglican School of Theology. She was ordained as a Deacon of the Church in 1987. She served for many years as the Archdeacon of the Diocese of Dallas, coordinating the ministry of the deacons of the Diocese of Dallas. She has been on staff at the Cathedral since 1996.
    The Rev. Maria (Betty) Barrios
Deacon for Hispanic Ministry
214-823-8134, ext. 226

Deacon Betty coordinates the Christian Education ministry for the 12:30 p.m. service and is involved in various outreach ministries and pastoral care. She is a graduate of the Instituto Teologico de San Mateo and is currently a student at the University of Dallas School of Ministry. She was ordained as a Deacon of the Church in 2007, has attended the Cathedral since, and has served as a Deacon at the Cathedral since 2008.
Program and Administrative Staff
In addition to the many, many volunteers on whom we depend, St. Matthew’s Cathedral employs a paid staff of five full-time and part-time non-ordained professionals — each bringing to their job a commitment to our mission and
a steadfast love of the Lord.

Keith Franks
Interim Director of Music and Organist


    Mrs. Varita Michell, BSc
Director of Summer in the City
214-823-8134, ext. 227

Varita Michell graduated from Texas Women’s University with a degree in Physical Therapy and has done graduate work at Regent University and Dallas Baptist University. She works extensively with the Summer in the City program.
    Mrs. Nina Sanders, BBA
Business Manager
214-823-8134, ext. 242

Nina Sanders is our business manager and oversees the accounting of the Cathedral. She is a 1982 graduate of Baylor University. She worked as an accounting manager in Commercial Real Estate from 1982 to 1991 and the FDIC until 1993, assisting with the Savings and loan crisis. She stayed home raising her two daughters until 2002 when she started working at
St. Matthew's. She is married to Jeff, her daughter, Lizzie, is a sophomore at OU, and Michelle is a senior at Ursuline Academy. Her hobbies include walking her dogs, working out, and spending time with friends and family.

    Mrs. Dara Bickham, BA
Assistant Business Manager
214-823-8134, ext. 224

Dara Bickham is our Assistant Business Manager and oversees the data entry and management of the Cathedral. She is a 1982 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.
  e. smith   Eileen Smith
Administrative Assistant
214-823-8134 ext. 224

We are pleased to announce that Eileen Smith has agreed to serve as the Assistant to the Dean. She has been serving as the Interim Assistant for several weeks. Please welcome Eileen to the staff. Her office hours will be Monday-Thursday 9 am -1 pm and Friday 9 a.m.-noon.

Janet Page
Stanton Center Director
214-823-8134 ext.229

Janet has been the director of the Stanton Center for Ministry Formation since June of 2013, when she retired from her 25 year career as a teacher and administrator in the Texas Public School System.  She is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas with a BA in History and has earned her MS in Educational Administration from Texas A&M, Commerce, and her Diploma in Ministry from the Stanton Center. Janet would love to talk with you about classes at the Stanton Center that could enrich your spiritual life, your Biblical and theological knowledge, and your commitment to a robustly Christian way of life.


Larry Budgewater

Larry was born August 17, 1952, the oldest of four siblings: one sister and two brothers. They are still living in Baton Rouge. He moved to Dallas in 1975 and married in 1982. He is currently single and has one daughter living in Duncanville with his two grandchildren. He is semi-retired from commercial construction and attends church in Duncanville. According to Larry, "I consider myself to be a missionary wherever I go and would dearly love to do some mission work overseas. I am really happy to be able to serve God at St. Matthew's Cathedral." Be sure to say hello to Larry and tell him you're thankful he's here when you see him. Larry's hours will be 9-5 Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; on Saturday morning as needed, and setting up early Sunday morning.

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