Samuel Rutherford Todd, Jr., was born in South Carolina, prepared at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, Austin, Texas, studied philosophy at Harvard College and theology at Union Theological Seminary, New York City. An Episcopal priest since 1966, he has served parishes and schools in New York, Mexico and Texas. He is currently the Academic Dean of the Iona School for Ministry which educates men and women for the diaconate and priesthood. He is married to the former Sara Ann Sanborn. They live in Houston, Texas, with a rescued terrier.