Vestry – Don Parker



Don is Emeritus Professor of Geology at Baylor University. He has done field work in much of the American West, and has published papers on the geology of West Texas, Colorado, Oregon, Italy and Jordan. He did his graduate work at the University of Oregon and the University of Texas at Austin, where he received his Ph.D. In 1995, he was elected Fellow of the Geological Society of America. He is currently working on publishing research and on a book project.

Don and Rebecca (Becky) have been married for 43 years and have two children, Travis and Cimarron, both of whom grew up at St. Richards. For 12 years, Becky directed the Sunday School at St. Richards, where she worked with over 20 teachers and more than 100 students. At St. Richards, Don has served as a Lay Eucharistic Minister and taught Adult Sunday School. Previously, Don served on the Vestry of St. Francis Episcopal Church in Temple. While at St. Francis, Don attended Council meetings of our Diocese at Tyler and Houston. Don and Becky have been members at St. Richards since 1999, although for six years (2014-2020), they split their time between Lubbock and Round Rock, where both had jobs. While in Lubbock, they attended St. Paul-On-The-Plains Episcopal Church, where the rector is Jim Haney, the brother of our Steve and John and the son of Nancy Flanders.

Don and Becky look forward to serving St. Richards and the greater Round Rock community.