WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas is pleased to
  recognize the Reverend David Boyd, who is retiring as rector of
  Saint David's Episcopal Church in Austin after 30 years of
  outstanding service in the ministry; and
         WHEREAS, Reverend Boyd was called to serve as the 13th
  rector of Saint David's Episcopal Church in August of 2003; prior
  to his move to Austin, he served in leadership positions at four
  ministries in Wisconsin, including two inner-city missions in
  Milwaukee, and he served as rector of the Church of Saint Michael
  the Archangel in Lexington, Kentucky; and
         WHEREAS, Over the last 11 years, Reverend Boyd has
  ministered faithfully to the needs of the Saint David's Episcopal
  Church congregation; under his outstanding leadership, the
  church has provided enlightenment, hope, and support to the
  Austin community; and
         WHEREAS, In addition to guiding the ministries of the
  church, he has served on numerous diocesan committees at the
  national level, and he was elected to the General Convention of
  the Episcopal Church four times; and
         WHEREAS, A man of deep spiritual devotion, Reverend Boyd
  has had a positive influence on the lives of many Christians, and
  his presence at Saint David's Episcopal Church will be greatly
  missed; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 84th
  Legislature, hereby commend the Reverend David Boyd for his
  exemplary life of leadership and his many contributions to Saint
  David's Episcopal Church and extend to him sincere best wishes
  for the future; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for
  him as an expression of esteem from the Texas Senate.
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on February 9, 2015.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate