St. Francis Episcopal Church

Bringing Christ to Denham Springs and beyond

Who are the ministers of the church?

The ministers of the church are lay persons, bishops, priests, and deacons.

What is the ministry of a priest?

The ministry of a priest is to represent Christ and his Church, particularly as pastor to the people; to share with the bishop in the overseeing of the Church; to proclaim the Gospel; to administer the sacraments; and to bless and declare pardon in the name of God.

 
 

 


 

Permanent Supply Priest

The Rev. Charles Dana "Dan" Krutz

Father Dan Krutz was born and spent his early years in Arkansas   After graduating from college at Southern Methodist University, he attended Berkley Divinity School in New Haven, Connecticut.  He was ordained to the priesthood in 1971, and moved to the Diocese of Louisiana in 1974. 

Over the span of 40 years, he has served many congregations throughout Louisiana.  Additionally, he has worked as the Executive Director of the Louisiana Interchurch Conference.

Father Dan served as Priest-in-Charge of St. Francis from 2008 to 2014 and returned as our permanent supply priest in February of 2017.

Father Dan is married and has two grown sons and twin grandchildren.

 


 

Dan Krutz

 

 

Father Krutz Bishop Thompson

 Father Dan Krutz and Bishop Thompson

 

 

 


 

Karen Friedman

Administrative Assistant

Karen Friedman   

Email: secretary@stfrands.org

 

 

Sexton

Roberta Hood

  

 

 

 Maundy Thursday Ecumenical Service

 

 

  

 

 


 

 

  

Treasurer

Gene Knecht

 

 

 

 

 Celebrating the Eucharist

 

 

  

 

 


 

 

Erik Pittman playing

Organist

Erik Pittman

  


 

Wardens

Senior Warden: Gerald Rainey (2018) 

 Jim Wingate

Junior Warden: Jim Wingate. Jr.  (2019)

Vestry Members

Jim Bruce (2018)              Don Pulliam (2018)

David Burge (2019)         Sam Hyde (2019)

Robert Bishop (2020)       Dianne Gill (2020)

Traci Hebert (2020)

 

vestry2018 

First Row: Jim Bruce, Gerald Rainey, Dianne Gill, Gene Knecht

Back Row:  Jim Wingate, Robert Bishop, Traci Hebert, Rev. Dan Krutz, David Burge 

Not Present: Sam Hyde, Don Pulliam