Meet Stephen, our September Chaplain
Stephen Kinney is an Episcopal priest in the Diocese of Texas and currently serves as the Director of The Front Porch Project, which is a mission of All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Austin. The Front Porch brings people together from all over Austin through a weekly “public house church,” music and cultural events, and dialogue. After serving as youth minister, chaplain, and rector in schools and parishes in Houston, New York City, and Fredericksburg, he and his family moved to Austin, where he earned a PhD in Educational Psychology with a focus on dialogical relationships (dissertation: Sustaining Marriage in a Post-Traditional, Postmodern World), led a family service at St. David’s Episcopal Church, taught at the Seminary of the Southwest and UT as an adjunct faculty. Stephen is the immediate past President of Interfaith Action Central Texas (IACT).
He is married to Gwen, a licensed therapist, and father of Matthew, Kathleen, and Tyler. Apart from drinking beer and coffee and talking in pubs and cafes (part of the job), Stephen likes to catch fish, wander big city streets, hike country trails, and grow vegetables.