Who We Are

All Saints East Dallas is a parish of All Saints Church Dallas - a three-stream Anglican church - rooted in Scripture, sustained by the Sacraments, and animated by the Spirit.  All Saints East Dallas exists to live in God’s presence and live out his love and to connect with the people of the neighborhoods of East Dallas and beyond.

 

STAFF BIOS

OUR STORY - FROM JAY+

The Rev. Dr. Jay Wright - Pastor

Jay grew up in Canyon, Texas, where he attended college at West Texas A&M University and met his wife of 14 years Amy Dietz Wright.

Jay worked for a time in the Southern Baptist Church, but soon felt drawn to the Anglican family. He joined the leadership team Grace Anglican Church in Fleming Island, Florida, as he finished a doctor of worship studies degree at the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies. There at Grace, he discerned a call to the priesthood and the work of church planting. Once ordained, Jay, Amy, and their children returned to Texas to serve at All Saints Dallas.

Soon after moving to Dallas, Jay and Amy began to discern the need for a three-stream Anglican church just like All Saints rooted in East Dallas. After much prayer and discernment, it was decided this plant would follow loosely a multi-site model used in other denominations.

Jay and the core leadership team began planting the All Saints East Dallas in February 2015 with weekly worship services launching on All Saints’ Day, 2015.

 

Chris Myers

Chris Myers serves as the Associate Executive Pastor of All Saints Dallas and serves as the Associate Pastor of All Saints East Dallas.

Chris graduated from Redeemer Seminary with a n M.Div. in 2013 and was ordained as a priest in the Anglican Mission in May of 2015. As Associate Executive Pastor he supports the ministry staff in administration and communication and in implementing our strategic plan. His passion is for teaching Scripture and for developing leaders. Chris also works with our interns at All Saints.

He and his wife Morgan love trying new restaurants, watching their favorite shows on Netflix, and playing with their delightful daughter, Eleanor. He loves to read, to write, and to drink tea.

 

Lindsey Lett - Little Saints Coordinator

Lindsey is a wife, mother and the Little Saints Coordinator for All Saints East Dallas. She has always worked with kids, from her budding career as the neighborhood babysitter, to teaching elementary art in Wylie, TX, then to working as the preschool teacher with For The Nations Refugee Outreach. Of course, being a mom is her favorite venture with kids so far, but being a mom has also created a more urgent desire to share Christ with little people. She am completely honored to be put in the position to do just that ,here at All Saints East Dallas. 

 

Warren Sibley - Youth Coordinator

 

Kim Iltis - Administrative Assistant to The Rev. Dr. Jay Wright

Kim is a native of the DFW area.  She has a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Texas Tech.  She's married to Ryan and they live in Lake Highlands with their four kids who attend LH schools. She loves raising her kids and traveling with them when they find the time.  She loves living in Texas and enjoys her role at All Saints East Dallas.

 

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Our Story - From Jay+

My family and I moved to Lake Highlands in 2012. A few months later we began to notice a marked difference in the Lake Highlands and broader East Dallas region.  We  saw that our neighbors and new friends were in need of a church like All Saints Dallas: three-stream, Anglican, hospitable, and focusing on transformation in God’s power and grace. But as we invited people to church, a clear emotional disconnect related to geography appeared.

This disconnect manifested in a variety of ways and led us to pray and dream what God could do in the Lake Highlands and broader East Dallas area. Being part of the Anglican Mission (an anglican society of church planters), we quickly began to pray about a new church plant or parish in the area. 

As God began to grow All Saints and the leadership began to pray and discuss the next steps for multiplying the church, we began to continue to sense God’s leading in planting in the East Dallas area. 

 Photo Credit:  Cassie Lewis

Photo Credit:  Cassie Lewis

In the Fall of 2014, the clergy and Board of Stewards of All Saints Dallas approved the plan to launch a parish - much like a campus - in East Dallas. 

In February 2015, we began with 25 team members from both All Saints and who were new to the initiative. This team began to meet for prayer, to gather, and eventually launch the parish. 

All Saints East Dallas launched weekly services All Saints’ Day, 2015, and meets every Sunday at 5:00 pm at Central Lutheran Church, 1000 Easton Rd, Dallas 75218.

 Photo Credit: Claire McCormack Hogan

Photo Credit: Claire McCormack Hogan