The Rev. Les Carpenter became the rector of St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church in a suburb of Houston, Texas, in December 2012. Previously, he served as associate rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Indianapolis with a focus on young adult ministries. He received his M.Div. from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary and his B.A. from the College of William and Mary with a double concentration in economics and religion. Carpenter studied improv comedy in Indianapolis, where he also played on a professional team. He has performed improv in several venues around Houston, including Station Theater and Beta Theater.
Applications Open for the 2023 Reflective Leadership Grant
This grant program is for leaders who are ready to design the next chapter in their ministry. We welcome applicants who serve in a range of leadership roles, from project director to senior administrator, and who are working in a variety of organizations, including denominations, seminaries, church-related colleges, consultancies, congregations, Christian nonprofits, Christian social enterprises and others.
The application deadline is May 15, 2023.