Fr. Hough serves as Vicar General of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, effective in July 2014, and as Vicar for Clergy. In the latter role, Fr. Hough will be responsible for personnel matters and continuing formation for the Ordinariate’s clergy, will serve as the liaison for religious of the Ordinariate or providing ministry for the Ordinariate, and will assist those seeking vocations to the priesthood, permanent diaconate or religious life.
Rev. Charles Hough, III, 59, was an Episcopal priest for 31 years, including 18 years as Canon to the Ordinary of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth before he stepped down in September 2011 to become Catholic. A graduate of the University of Texas and Nashotah House Seminary, he was rector of two parishes in the Fort Worth area from 1982 to 1993. He previously served the Ordinariate as pastor of the St. John Vianney Catholic Ordinariate Community in Cleburne (stjohnvianneycleburne.com). He and his wife, Marilyn, have two children and four grandchildren.
Barbara Jonte was received into the Catholic Church in 1992 as a convert from the Episcopal Church. In 1997, she completed her MA in Philosophy and her MA in Theological Studies from the University of St. Thomas in Houston. Since then she has served in many capacities at the parish level, including teaching and serving as the director of RCIA. She also teaches as adjunct faculty in the theology department at the University of St. Thomas. Barbara comes to the ordinariate from serving for over 10 years in the registrar’s office of the University of St. Thomas.
Margaret Pichon is a member of Our Lady of Walsingham Church. As an Episcopalian she was received into the Catholic Church in 1999 and since that time she has served in many ministries at the parish including webmaster, newsletter editor, part-time parish secretary/office staff, member of the Pastoral Council, and hospitality and altar guild member. She volunteered her time as the assistant to the secretary of the Pastoral Provision office when it was moved to Houston in 2007 and stayed on to help part time in the office for two years. She has served on the board of the Anglican Use Society and coordinated the logistics for AU Conference in Houston in 2009. Margaret has a B.A. in History from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She and her husband lived in Norway and France before moving to Texas. They have four children.
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