I am the Reverend Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA, and I’m the priest in charge at St. James Episcopal Church and School, since my appointment by our Diocesan Bishop and approval by our Vestry.
Not only am I a cradle Episcopalian, but also the son of an Episcopal Bishop. I have a Bachelor in Fine Arts and a Master in Liberal Arts, as well as several Texas educational certifications. I worked in the education field for over 30 years. Seven of those years I served as the Head of School at St. James, so the school is close to my heart. I did my seminarian studies through the Diocese of West Texas’s Iona Collaborative, a program accredited through the Seminary of the Southwest. For 2 years, I did my field work as a seminarian and later as deacon at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church and School, in Uvalde, Texas. After my ordination to the priesthood in December of 2020, I've been serving here at St. James.
I serve as a bi-vocational priest, which means that I celebrate Holy Eucharist on Sundays and during other services, as well as work an additional day a week. (However, you'll see me working at church much more than that.) The St. James laity and vestry remains responsible for all ministries other than those reserved to ordained leadership, and the vestry leads the St. James family to support and work with me. As the priest in charge, I also lead chapel for the school once a week.
I look forward to meeting and working with you as partners in transforming the lives of the people of the world in the love of Jesus Christ.