The Reverend Donald P. Owens, Jr., Ph.D. is an Episcopal priest whose 46 years in the priesthood have been in ministry in higher education. His last cure was Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana where he served as chaplain to the School of Medicine and professor of medicine and psychiatry for 15 years before retiring in 2015 as Emeritus Professor of Medicine. He held the James A. Knight, M.D. Chair of Humanities and Ethics. Prior to that he served as the Episcopal Chaplain to the University at the University of Oklahoma in Norman Oklahoma. While at the University of Oklahoma he received his Ph.D. in Philosophy and Psychology.
Fr. Don is married to Barbara J. Owens for 55 years. They have four children: three girls and one son. They moved to Wimberley, Texas after retirement in 2015. During the past six years he has supplied at several congregations in the Diocese of West Texas. He and Barbara are graduates of Trinity University in San Antonio, and he is a 1969 graduate of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was ordained a minister in the United Presbyterian Church in 1969 and served two pastorates, one in Ingram, Texas and the other in Clinton, Oklahoma. In 1975 he and Barbara were Confirmed at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma by Bishop Powell. He was ordained a Deacon and Priest in the Diocese of Oklahoma by The Rt. Rev. Chilton Powell, Bishop of Oklahoma in 1975.
Distinguish Alumnae/i Award in Specialized Ministry from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary 26 April 2002