Father David Walton Cardona was ordained to the Diaconate on The Feast of the Holy Innocents, December 28th, 1988, and to the Priesthood on The Feast of St. Thomas the Apostle, December 21, 1989.
He served as a priest in The Episcopal Church, Curate at St. Vincent’s Pro-Cathedral, Vicar of St. Mary’s Hillsboro and St. Alban’s Hubbard. He was the Rector of The Church of the Holy Innocents in Corte Madera, CA. Upon his return to Texas, he served as an assistant at Good Shepherd, Acton until January of 1999 when he resigned from The Episcopal Church. He then became a lay member of the Antiochian Orthodox Church. In 2003 he was accepted as a Priest in the Anglican Province of Christ the King, The Diocese of the Southwestern States. He was the assistant and then the Rector of St. Mary’s APCK parish in Plano from 2005 through 2008. He has served as a member of the Standing Committee and the Board of Directors of the APCK Diocese of the Southwestern States. In 2012 he was licensed by Bishop Iker to serve as a Priest at Good Shepherd.
He served as a Chaplain and Social Worker for Walls Universal HomeHealth and Hospice from June of 2001 until January 2016. He has worked for New Leaf Counseling Services since 2013 as a Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern, and became a Licensed Professional Counselor in 2017. In May 2, 2018 he was made Canonically Resident in the Diocese of Fort Worth by Bishop Iker to serve as a Priest at Good Shepherd.
Fr. Cardona plays the role of St. Nicholas in December during the Granbury Parade and at our St. Nicholas Workshop, where Good Shepherd Anglican Church emphasizes the blessing of “Giving” to children in Hood County.
Fr. Cardona is married to Paula and has three children, Ted Freeman, Sarah Randle, & Philip Cardona.