Two Campus Ministers in Texas

Autry House, Rice University

Two priests are new campus missioners in the Diocese of Texas as of May 1.

The Rev. Sarah Condon will become college missioner at Rice University in Houston. The Rev. Travis Helms will become college missioner at the University of Texas in Austin.

Condon has served in the Diocese of Texas as a hospital chaplain and parish priest. She is a writer and speaker for Mockingbird and cohost of The Mockingcast. She graduated from Yale Divinity School in 2013. She is married to the Rev. Josh Condon and they have two children.

“Autry House is a beacon of the gospel for the Rice community and I am thrilled to do ministry alongside the students of Rice,” she said.

Helms, a native Houstonian, spent two years with the Peace Corps in Madagascar. After completing seminary, he moved to England to pursue a PhD in theology and literature.

He served as youth minister, then curate, at St. Matthew’s Church in Austin, where he directs LOGOS Poetry Collective. He loves spending time with his wife, Gracie, and their dog, Roo.

“I love helping students reimagine the directions in which God may be calling them in their lives,” he said. “I am particularly excited about extending this conversation with students and the wider Austin Canterbury community.”

Adapted from the Diocese of Texas


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