By nature a child of God. By grace and through baptism a Christian. By birth the son of a mother and father now departed this life. By heritage a Southerner of Scots-Irish descent. By God’s great mercy a husband of nearly forty years. By God’s compassion a father and grandfather. Born in Texas, now rooted in Missouri. An Anglican in the catholic tradition of sacraments, generosity, and justice. Admirer of nonjurors and Prayer Books. Friend to dogs and cats, tinkerer in computers and fountain pens. Lover of garlic, red wine, and crusty bread. Tenth bishop of Missouri, and nine-hundred-seventy-fifth bishop in the Episcopal Church’s succession.