Canon Theologian and Vocationsoffice: 214-826-8310
The Rev. Canon Dr. Jordan Hylden is canon theologian for the diocese of Dallas and, with his wife, Emily, co-vicar of St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church in south Dallas. As Canon Theologian, he works with those considering a vocation to ordained and lay ministries, assists the bishop in his work in the wider church, and has care for theological education in three main areas: continuing education for our clergy; theological education for seminarians and lay leaders, particularly catechists; and Christian formation for our parishes. His Th.D. in theology and ethics is from Duke, where he wrote a dissertation on democracy and authority in the work of the Catholic philosopher Yves Simon. His M.Div. is also from Duke (2010, summa cum laude), and he has an A.B. in government from Harvard (2006). He is a 2014 Episcopal Church Foundation Fellow, a contributing editor for The Living Church, and also has written for First Things, Christianity Today, and The Christian Century. He has taught courses in theology and ethics at Lutheran Southern Theological Seminary (Columbia, S.C.) and Saint Louis University, and is Dean of the Stanton Center for Ministry in the diocese of Dallas. The Hyldens have two boys, Charles and Donny, and they live in Dallas.