Brother Charles is from Midland, Texas, the land of wide open sky. Throughout his life, he has felt the call to service and to share the love of God with all, no matter who they are or where they have been. Bro. Charles has had quite a colorful journey, having been a member of a Roman Catholic religious order, he was able to minister in many places around the U.S. as well as in Mexico, Bolivia and Zambia. Bro. Charles was ordained as a Roman Catholic priest on 22 May 2010.  Very much in love with God, and serving in faith, after much discernment, he felt a call to step away from the Roman Catholic Church. He served as a member in the Old Catholic Church and eventually found a home in the Episcopal Church where he was received after several years of discernment. Today, he is actively pursuing his call to serve in the Episcopal Church as a priest in the Diocese of Northwest Texas.


At his first vows as a member of the EoC, Bro. Charles has chosen to take on a name based on three inspirational holy people that have are an inspiration in his life. These three are: St. John of the Cross, Sor. Juana Ines de la Cruz, and Blessed Charles de Foucauld. Wanting to honor and celebrate the lives of these three people, Bro. Rick has chosen the name Bro. Charles of the Cross. He has also asked to have his home recognized as a House of the Order and dedicating it under the name of Casa Sagrado Corazón. Bro. Charles invites all to celebrate the immense love of God and to recall that you are beautiful and you are loved. Brother Charles professed his first vows at General Assembly on 22 June 2017.

You are beautiful.  You are loved.

For the sake of the Kingdom