Father Eric was born and raised in Toronto, Canada, and after living and moving around Illinois he made his way to Austin, TX to study and discern a call to the priesthood. He graduated with his B.A. in Political Science from Huston-Tillotson and received his MDiv. from Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, where he fell deeply in love with the history, tradition, and liturgy of the Church. He was ordained in 2014.
For 2 years he served Iglesia Episcopal Santa Maria Virgen in Houston, one of the largest all Spanish speaking Episcopal churches in the country, where he learned to serve in Spanish and developed a still strong addiction to pupusas. After that he returned to Austin to serve for several years as the Campus Missioner to the Episcopal Student Center at the University of Texas. In that time he and his wife, who is also an Episcopal priest, were married and, with a child on the way, he began to discern a call to serve as Rector of Saint Margaret’s Episcopal Church in San Antonio.
Fr. Eric began his ministry here as Rector in 2019 and loves most of all the friendly and energetic people of St. Margaret’s. Living now in what is clearly the best city in Texas, he strives always to joyfully preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and he looks forward to discovering and giving thanks for all the beautiful blessings God has in store for our parish.
Senior Warden Anna Brown has been a member of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church and School for approximately 20 years. She is a native to San Antonio and earned a Bachelors in Business Administration degree from Our Lady of the Lake University and a master’s degree in Computer Information Systems from St. Mary’s University. She is married with 2 wonderful sons and a much loved daughter in law. St. Margaret’s is her church home now and always.
Mike Burroughs was a member of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church from 1989 to 1994 and has been again since 2000. He has served as verger since 2021, in addition to serving with several other ministries. A native of Bryan TX, he earned a B.A. in history/political science through Texas A&M University and an M.Ed. in educational psychology through Wayne State University, Detroit MI. Mike served in the U.S. Air Force for over 24 years in signals intelligence, communications skills instruction, and human resources and later worked as a technical writer and software requirements analyst within the Air Force community for about 19 years. He and his wife, Vicki, were married here in San Antonio in 1977. They have two sons.