A native of the Fort Worth area, Father Hough IV received his Masters of Divinity from Nashotah House Theological Seminary in the spring of 2007 and was ordained in the Episcopal Church in September of 2007. He served as curate to St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Arlington, Texas and later as rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Gainesville, Texas. He resigned from that position in June of 2011 to be received into the Catholic Church by Most Reverend Kevin Vann, Bishop of Forth Worth.
In the interim he worked with adult religious education and RCIA at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Keller, Texas. He successfully completed the formation process and his rescript, or permission from the Vatican, to be ordained a Catholic priest for the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter in March 2012. The ordination took place in Fort Worth on June 30, 2012. Father Hough IV was installed as rector of Our Lady of Walsingham by Monsignor Jeffrey Steenson on July 1, 2012. Fr. Hough is married. He and his wife, Lindsay, both attended Texas A&M University and are blessed with two sons and a daughter.