Freda Marie Brown resigns as executive director of Texas diocese’s St. Vincent’s House

Posted Dec 4, 2017

[Episcopal Diocese of Texas] Bishop Andy Doyle has announced that he’s received and accepted the resignation of the Rev. Freda Marie Brown, executive director of St. Vincent’s House, a social service agency of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Galveston. Her last day will be Dec. 31, 2017.

“Since 2014, Brown has achieved much in a short amount of time, devoting herself to hope and healing, with a mission to the least, the last and the left out in Galveston County. The board of directors of St. Vincent’s House give thanks for Freda Marie’s ministry as she goes on to pursue other opportunities in ordained ministry,” said the Rt. Rev. Jeff W.Fisher, board chair.

Born and raised in the Mississippi Delta, Brown grew up during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s; giving her a unique experience of the under-served and working poor. This led to her passion of helping those who are often times ignored.

“I believe I have accomplished all that was assigned to do when I was called by God in 2014,” Brown said, adding, “It has been a great honor and privilege to see the amazing positive changes that have occurred since that fateful time and I celebrate the grace that has been bestowed upon my ministry in this place.”

Brown’s ministry involved fostering the health and education for all of God’s children who come needing hope and a caring hand.

SVH offers low-cost childcare and pre-school programs, a free clinic, emergency assistance and referrals, a food pantry and many other community outreach programs for the working poor of Galveston.