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The Very Rev. David Hodges

The Rev. David Hodges is president of The Saint Francis Foundation and dean of Christ Episcopal Cathedral in Salina, KS

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The Reverend David B. Hodges is President of The Saint Francis Foundation in Salina, Kansas.  He also serves as Dean of Christ Episcopal Cathedral in the Episcopal Diocese of Western Kansas.  He has served as rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Holy Comforter Episcopal Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, and interim rector of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Jacksonville, Alabama.  He also served as associate rector of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Austin, Texas and Christ Episcopal Church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Hodges is a graduate of Samford University (BS, Public Administration, 1982), and the University of Alabama (MS, Criminal Justice, 1988) and he earned a Master of Divinity from the Seminary of the Southwest in 1996.

He is chair of the board of directors of The American Red Cross in Salina, a member of the Disciplinary Advisory Board for the City of Salina, a member of the Rotary Club of Salina, and a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International.  He has served on the boards of Hospice and Palliative Care Center and CareNet Counseling in Winston-Salem, the Charlotte Youth Ballet, and as president of the board of Loaves and Fishes in Charlotte.  He was a member of the Rotary Club of Winston-Salem and he served as President-elect of the Charlotte East Rotary Club

He and his wife Lisa, who is an attorney, have three grown children, Burton, Mary Catherine, and Philip.




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The Very Rev. David Hodges

David Hodges: Return as Far as You Can

Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32

4th Sunday in Lent - Year C

March 31, 2019

The Very Rev. David Hodges (TEC)


When my son, Burton, was a young boy, we were living in Austin, Texas and I took him to the airport one afternoon to meet my parents. Burton was excited about seeing his grandparents but also about going to the airport and since there were no security restrictions back then, we waited at the gate. The terminal was small and shaped like a pod, and there were several gates and a lot. of people waiting. As soon as he saw his grandparents, Burton ran to meet them - but as my parents and I started to walk toward the hallway to baggage claim, I looked around and did not see Burton anywhere.

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The Very Rev. David Hodges

David Hodges: To Move, To Touch, To Heal

Mark 1:29-39

5th Sunday after Epiphany - Year B

February 04, 2018

The Very Rev. David Hodges (TEC)


Providing healing and hope to children and families. This is something that I think and speak a lot about in the work I do through the ministry of Saint Francis Community Services. Healing and hope are the cornerstones of the mission of Saint Francis and one of the ways we offer healing and hope is through work that takes place in our psychiatric residential treatment facility. This facility focuses on the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of children who have experienced severe trauma. Children who are admitted to the facility bring with them everything that is adversely impacting their lives. The demons that some of them have known, and continue to know, are very real.

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