Clergy & Staff

 -- On May 20, 2014, the leadership of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church called The Rev. Beth Knowlton as its new Rector. She commenced her ministry in August of that same year. Beth has a passion for community life and was drawn to St. Mark’s by the commitment of its parishioners to live out its core vocation to feed San Antonio with the Bread of Life through outreach, education, and the arts. She loves to preach, teach, and write reflections on how our spirituality informs our daily life. Beth is joyfully engaged in all aspects of parish life, from administration to pastoral visits. At a Diocesan level, she currently serves on the Board of Examining Chaplains. She loves to meet with parishioners, and is never too busy for a cup of coffee or lunch to get to know people better. Read more >>

 -- The Rev. Carol Morehead is the Associate Rector for Liturgy, Adult Formation, and Pastoral Care.  Carol’s past work experiences in education and mental health administration helped shape and form her for her vocation as a priest, and she is passionate about the call of the gospel to bring healing to world by being Christ’s hands and feet every day.  She is the co-chair for the Pathways to Hope Conference, along with Doug Beach, serves on the Board of Directors for SAMMinistries, the Board of Trustees of TMI-The Episcopal School of Texas, and the Executive Board of the Diocese of West Texas.  In addition to her work, Carol shares life with her husband Dan and their three sons, two dogs, and two cats; their lives are filled with lots of soccer, pizza, and music!  She grew up in Springfield, Missouri, and has lived all over -- from Malibu, California, to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and even abroad.  She is a writer and poet, loves to travel, values time to day dream, and believes in spontaneity in life. Carol joined St. Mark's in 2013 and is a graduate of the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas.

 -- The Rev. C. Matthew W. Wise grew up attending St. Francis Episcopal Church in the small town of Victoria, Texas. Upon graduating from Texas A&M University with a degree in English, Matt became the Director of Youth Ministries at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in San Antonio, the congregation that four years later sent him to seminary.  After earning his MDiv from The School of Theology at Sewanee: The University of the South, Matt returned to the Diocese of West Texas and served four and a half years as the Associate Rector at The Episcopal Church of Reconciliation. During his last nine months there, he helped create a collaborative ministry that allowed him to also serve on the clergy staffs of St. Benedict’s Workshop and St. Mark’s.  Matt was then called to work for the Bishop of the Diocese of Texas as Campus Missioner at Texas A&M University where he spent three years doing college ministry.  In January of 2016, he returned to St. Mark’s as the Associate Rector for Family Ministry, Outreach and Parish Life.  Matt and his wife, Amy, have boy and girl twins, Jacob and Sawyer. 

Jon Johnson

Dina Aboul Saad
Director of Advancement

Priscilla Briones
Accounting Manager

Leah Thomas
Special Events Coordinator

Eric Nelson
Operations Manager

Ruby Merrill
Facility Manager

Meredith Rogers
Director of Youth Ministries

Abby Richards
Director of Children's Ministry

Rachel Dugger
Communications and Executive Assist. to Rector

Robert Brewer
Organist and Artist in Residence

Kathy Kelly
Children's Music Assistant

Marsha Kimura
Music Department Admin

Janet Carrizales
Nursery Director

Derek Shively
Head Sexton

Chuy Mendoza
Kitchen Supervisor and Chef

Richard Maldonado

Estella Devora
Nursery Staff

Mary Helen Sarabia
Nursery Staff

Ruby Alderete
Nursery Staff

Daira Monrreal
Nursery Staff

Callie Sanchez
Nursery Staff

Desiree Maldonado
Nursery Staff

Renee Puleo
Nursery Staff

John Aranda