The Episcopal Diocese of West Texas Council 2023 Elects The Rev. Dr. David G. Read as Bishop

February 27, 2023 by Morningside Ministries

The Rev. Dr. David G. Read was elected bishop by the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas at the conclusion of its 119th Council in Corpus Christi on February 18th. Reverend Read has strong ties to Morningside Ministries, serving as a current Board member. Both of his parents, Bill and Doris Read, also reside at Morningside at the Meadows Independent Living community in San Antonio, and he is the current rector of St. Helena’s Episcopal Church in Boerne, Texas. He will succeed Rt. Rev. David M. Reed as Bishop of West Texas, which spans sixty counties and has 87 actively participating congregations serving approximately 20,000 parishioners.

At this year’s Episcopal Diocese of West Texas Council, Morningside CEO Pat Crump also gave a ministry report, where he shared highlights from Morningside’s ministry in 2022 with Council leadership. These highlights included Morningside’s shared commitment with the Diocese to our community with $1 million invested in charitable care, the reopening of the Chandler Estate in the historic Monte Vista neighborhood, and Morningside’s direction in building the future of elder care in South Texas through Green House homes.