Canon Carrie's Updates

07.21.22 | Homepage | by Canon Carrie Boren Headington

    Dear Diocese of Dallas Brothers and Sisters,

    I hope you are having a good summer and managing to stay cool!

    I have been pondering this summer the treasure of our diocese – each congregation bringing many gifts. “Though many, we are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.” (Romans 12:4-5)

    We have significant gatherings coming up in the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas which we hope you will encourage your congregation to attend. Every year we will hold 2 diocesan wide events: 1) Fall EDOD Parish Leadership Day 2) Spring EDOD Mission Day. We hope all congregations will attend both for these days of mutual encouragement and upbuilding. Please share with your parishes.

    Here are the EDOD events covered in this Round – Up. Mark your calendars:

    September 10, 2022 – EDOD Healing Conference with Rev. Nigel Mumford

    October 1, 2022 – EDOD Parish Leadership Day

    October 16-18, 2022 – EDOD Benedictine Spiritual Retreat

    May 6, 2023 – EDOD Mission Day   

    May 9, 2023 – Preaching Workshop with Canon J.John

    May 13, 2023 – EDOD Women’s Breakfast with Canon J.John

    Additional Events to Note:

    September 24, 2022 – Diocesan-wide Men’s Discipleship Summit (

    September 22-24 – New Wineskins Global Missions Conference (

    October 22, 2022 – Daughters of the King Fall Assembly

    *Stanton Center Classes Begin August 20,2022 and meet every third Saturday through May 2023. For more information contact Erica Lasenyik at . and Go to for more information and course listing.

    *Visit the Abbey on Lovers to see upcoming offerings in contemplative life at


    EDOD Parish Leadership Day 2022- October 1, 2022


    Calling all parish leaders – vestries, treasurers, teachers, catechists, liturgists, intercessors, social media communicators and more. All are encouraged to attend to this one day gathering where we will look at the practicalities of serving our parishes and explore together how we can lead like Jesus.

    WHO: All Episcopal Diocese of Dallas

    WHEN: Saturday, October 1, 2022

    WHERE: St. John’s Episcopal Church Dallas

                    848 Harter Road

                   Dallas, Texas 75218

    TOPICS To be covered:

    *Onboarding a New Vestry with the Rev. Dr. Canon Neal Michell

    *Putting your Money where your Mission Is: Connecting Budgets with Ministry with Dean Rob Price

    *Making Disciples of All Ages with Rev. John Sundara

    *Navigating the Digital Space- From Websites to Live streaming to Instagram with Director of Communications Kimberly Durnan and clergy panel

    *Launching a Parish Prayer Ministry with Harvest Prayer Leaders and Canon Carrie Headington



     Email Erica Lasenyik at


    Questions contact Canon Carrie Headington at .



    with the Rev. NIGEL MUMFORD

    Saturday, September 10


    WHO: ALL Episcopal Diocese of Dallas (and guests)

    WHEN:          10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

    WHERE:        St. Nicolas Episcopal Church

    Bishop Mason Retreat Center

    4800 Wichita Trail

    Flower Mound, Texas 75022

    Questions: Contact Canon Carrie Headington at

    By His Wounds We are Healed. Is 53:5

    The EDOD Healing Conference is open to the entire diocese. The Rev. Nigel Mumford will teach on the power of healing prayer and the healing gifts of Jesus Christ to His Church. We will learn how to exercise the gift of healing prayer and how to establish a healing prayer ministry at your parish.  We will also pray for all in need of Jesus’ healing touch in mind, body, and spirit.

    The Rev. Nigel Mumford is an ordained Church of England priest and the President and Founder of By His Wounds, Inc., is an author and highly sought after international speaker on the Healing Ministry. Born and Educated in England. Fr. Nigel was a drill instructor in the Royal Marine Commandos. Fr. Nigel has been involved in the healing ministry since 1991 and was formerly director of Healing Ministry Retreat Centers in CT and NY. For more information on Fr. Nigel go to

    Register here at __________ or e-mail Erica Lasenyik at


    Episcopal Diocese of Dallas Men’s Discipleship Summit 2022

    WHO: All Episcopal Diocese of Dallas Men (and guests welcome)

    WHEN: Saturday, September 24, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m.

    WHERE: St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 6400 Stonebrook Parkway, Frisco, Texas 75034

    The MEN’S SUMMIT  will provide men tools and techniques that will help them live more robustly as disciples of Christ – as disciples who make disciples. The keynote speaker is renown author, international speaker, and chaplain to the Dallas Cowboys, the Rev. Dr. John Tolson. For more than 40 years John has spiritually mentored hundreds of thousands of adults, students, executives, athletes and celebrities. He is second to none in how we disciple men.

    Register at  then, Men’s Discipleship SUMMIT/read more”

    For more information Contact Hap Hiester, Summit Project Director, at 808-938-9300.

    EDOD Benedictine Spirituality Retreat, October 16-18, 2022

    WHO: ALL EDOD and guests

    WHEN: October 16-18, 2022

    WHERE: Prothro Retreat Center

    Join Bishop Michael Smith, Canon Carrie Headington, Spiritual Director Pat Stone, and Father Bob Corley for 48 hours of retreat on October 16-18 at the Prothro Center in Pottsboro. 

    There will be time for prayer, reflection, conversation, and rest. The theme will be the mission pursuits of Prayer, Evangelism, and Service as viewed through the lens of Benedictine Spirituality. In the Catechism of the Book of Common Prayer we learn: “The Church pursues its mission as it prays and worships, proclaims the Gospel, and promotes justice, peace, and love” (BCP 855).

    In addition, participants are asked to read beforehand Benedictine Promises for Everyday People by Rachel Srubas.

    For laity, bishops, priests, and deacons--all the ministers of the church.

    The Cost is $220 and is payable by check or money order to The Episcopal Diocese of Dallas/EDOD Retreat, 5100 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75206. Registration deadline is October 6.

    EDOD MISSION DAY with the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Evangelist Canon J.John

    May 6, 2023

    You will not want to miss this one day gathering of revival and equipping in how we can share the good news of Jesus Christ in our daily lives. We are delighted to announce that Canon J.John, considered the Billy Graham of England, will be our speaker. Canon J.John has travelled to 69 countries sharing the Gospel, has authored numerous books,  and

    WHO: All Diocese of Dallas

    WHEN: Saturday, May 6, 2023

                10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

    With Bar B Q feast

    WHERE: St. Nicholas Flower Mound, Bishop Mason Retreat Center, 4800 Wichita Trail          

    The Psalmist recounts “How good it is to dwell together.”(Psalm 133)