David+ Larlee Installed as Rector at St. Bartholomew’s Anglican Church
On Sunday, January 23, 2022, David+ Larlee was installed as the new Rector at St. Bartholomew’s Anglican Church in Dallas, Texas. Dave+ had been interim Rector at the church for a number of months after having served at All Saints Church Dallas since 2013. AMiA Lead Bishop, Philip Jones, officiated the installation.
St. Bartholomew’s (St. Bart’s) began in 2018 as a three-stream church plant from All Saints. Rev. Dr. Jay Wright oversaw the beginnings of the church and served as its founding pastor. Rev. Chris Myers has served as Associate Pastor for four years.
David+ Larlee is a Canadian who came to Dallas via London, U.K.
In his youth, Dave+ dreamed of being a case analyst for the CIA. However, a lunch meeting 21 years ago with the Bishop of the Diocese of Fredericton ended with an application to study theology at the University of Oxford. “I remember saying to the bishop, ‘Bishop, I’m not entirely sure if God is calling me, so to see if he is, I reckon the most difficult institution to get into is the University of Oxford. So I’ll apply, and if I get in, that’ll be a sign.” says Dave+.
“My first evening in Oxford I met a Texan who told me that Canadians and Texans get along famously. [He said], ‘I am going to pray God calls you to Texas one day,’” Dave+ explains. At the time he laughed, and after his ordination in 2004 as an Anglican priest in the Diocese of Southwark, he served an inner-city congregation, St. Mark’s Battersea Rise in South West London, for 10 years.
Dave+ and his wife, Rachel, were mentored by a number of leaders in the Holy Trinity Brompton network and enjoyed ministering together as they helped people find community and explore questions of faith through the Alpha Course. Dave+ and Rachel have three boys: Ethan (11), Thomas (9) and Tobias (3). His interests include skiing, Texas barbecue, Mini Coopers and Rugby.
Dave+ obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Mount Allison University in 2000, a Master of Arts from the University of Western Ontario in 2001 and a The Bachelor of Theology from the University of Oxford in 2004.