New Daughters Chapter at Transfiguration
The Church of the Transfiguration in Dallas, instituted a new chapter of the Order of the Daughters of the King, the Mary and Martha Chapter in the Diocese of Dallas, on September 27. Thirty-two women, including 25 new members just completing their discernment classes, were joined by diocesan representatives Helen Walters, from the Church of the Incarnation, to present the charter, and Brenda Lengyel, St. Luke’s, Dallas.
Under the leadership of seven Daughters originally from other parishes, over 30 parishioners at Transfiguration were called to the Discernment Process during the summer of 2015. Ultimately, 25 were admitted to the new chapter, including Daughters Susie Alt, Linda Ayres, Dana Bartholomew, Barbara Cody, Ann Coley, Martha Cordell, Sarah Cox, Barbara Delissa, Lisa Green, Wilma Hanger, Minnie Harper, Deborah Hicks, Kathryn Hudiburgh, Eloise Jackson, Nancy Jagmin, Darlene Justice, Nancy Kaiserman, Tammy Kirkman, Paulette Legg, Sally Manning, Billie McMiller Daniels, Pat Miller, Marina Pufpaff, Kathie Richard, Debbie Riney, Kathey Roberts, Sheila Runnels-MacLennan, Bee Skinner, Pat Tarpley, Beth Ygartua, Melody Yuhn, and Libba Zak.
The Reverend Casey Shobe, Rector at Transfiguration, presided as the Rev. Erin Jean Warde, Associate Rector, was installed as Chaplain, and Sally Manning, Lisa Green, and Darlene Justice were installed as President, Vice-President, and Secretary/Treasurer, respectively. After installation and with the altar adorned with Royal Blue and White hydrangeas, the altar party was led in recessional from the nave by the new Daughters chapter to the strains of “Lift High the Cross” and the DOK banner from St. Andrew’s, Amarillo, on loan for the occasion. A reception was held after the service for the new chapter and the guest preacher, Dallas Bishop-elect Rev. Canon George Sumner, who was a special guest in attendance.