Charles Hough IV
A native of the Fort Worth, Texas area, Charles Hough IV received a Masters of Divinity from Nashotah House Theological Seminary in spring 2007. He became curate at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Arlington, Texas that spring and was ordained an Episcopal priest in September 2007. Two years later, he was called to serve as rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Gainesville, Texas.
He resigned from that position on June 19, 2011 and was received into the Catholic Church by Most Reverend Kevin Vann, Bishop of Fort Worth, during the 2011 Anglican Use Conference at St. Mary the Virgin Catholic Church, Arlington, Texas.
Since that time, he has worked with adult religious education and RCIA at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Keller, Texas. He currently is in formation to be ordained a Catholic priest for the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. On March 26, 2012, Mr. Hough received his rescript, or permission, from the Vatican, to be ordained as a Catholic deacon and then priest. The ordination is expected to take place in Fort Worth in June 2012. He will start a new position as pastor of Our Lady of Walsingham parish in Houston, Texas on July 1.
Mr. Hough has a special connection with Our Lady of Walsingham parish. In July 2009 Mr. Hough brought several members from St. Mark’s Episcopal Church to the Anglican Use Conference hosted by Our Lady of Walsingham Catholic Church. The group was impressed and inspired by the people of Our Lady of Walsingham, the liturgy in which they worshiped, and the overall ministry of the Anglican Use in the Catholic Church. Today, all of the St. Mark’s parishioners who participated in the conference are Catholic and coming into the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter.
Mr. Hough is married. He and his wife, Lindsay, met while students at Texas A&M University and are blessed with two sons.