Meet Our Rector
The Rev. Dr. Trawin E. Malone joined with Christ Episcopal Church as Rector on December 7, 2014.
Trawin, as he likes to be called, comes with a wealth of experience through 30+ years of ordained ministry. Before coming to Christ Church, he served as the Canon for Regional Ministry in the Diocese of North Carolina. In this role, he works with congregations throughout the Diocese with emphasis on congregations in the Northwest region. Prior to this position, he served as Rector of The Episcopal Church of the Atonement, in Atlanta, Georgia. He has also served full time at St. Martin’s Episcopal School as well as at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Metairie, Louisiana, as Assistant Rector and Director of Christian Formation. At the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Terrell, Texas, he served as Rector and Headmaster of the day school and as Youth Minister at the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration in Dallas, Texas. He began his ministry as an assistant at St. James Episcopal Church in Dallas.
Trawin graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a degree in Psychology and Philosophy. He received his Master of Divinity degree from the Episcopal Theology Seminary of the Southwest in Austin and M. Ed. from the University of North Texas in counselor education. He also holds a D. Min. degree in Congregational Development from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in Illinois.
Meet Our Deacon
The Rev. Jan Halstead began her ministry with Christ Episcopal Church as Deacon on September 1, 2013.
Jan is a bivocational deacon. Her role in the church is to bring the concerns of the world to the church and to call the church to respond. She serves on the board of directors for Hill Country Community Ministries, as a spiritual advisor for the governance committee of Honduras Good Works. Jan also works with the Tiny Chapel as it goes out to the community.
Jan’s background is in public schools and counseling. She began her career as a Speech Therapist. She served as an Educational Diagnostician, Director of Special Education, and as the Executive Director of Special Programs. Jan always saw her career in public schools as serving students with different learning needs and being a voice to champion them. She left the school district in 2008 and is now a Licensed Professional Counselor with a private practice in Cedar Park. She works primarily with people dealing with grief and with Flatwater Foundation, who provides counseling services for people who have been diagnosed with cancer and their families.
Jan graduated from Midwestern State University with a BSE in Speech and Language Therapy and a Master of Education. She attended Texas State University where she received additional training in school administration and counselling. Jan attended Iona School for Ministry in preparation for ordination.