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.  She was ordained in to the priesthood in January of 2005 at St. Peter and St. Paul Episcopal Church in Marietta, GA.  Prior to coming to the Diocese of West Texas, she served at the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta for eight years as the Canon for Liturgy and Prayer.  During that time she served on many Diocesan committees, including chairing the Commission on Liturgy, serving on the Standing Committee, and serving on the Transition Committee for the tenth Bishop Atlanta.  She was also a frequent Quiet Day and Retreat leader through out the Diocese and Cathedral Parish. 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.  In addition to her work at St. Mark’s, 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. 

Joseph Causby, PhD
Organist/Choirmaster

Dina Aboul Saad
Director of Advancement

Priscilla Briones
Accounting Manager

Leah Thomas
Special Events Coordinator

Eric Nelson
Operations Manager

Ruby Merrill
Facility Manager

Todd Allison
Youth Director

Shea Pollom
Director Children's Ministry

Rachel Doyle
Director Children's Ministry

Robert Stubbs
Organ Scholar

Kathy Kelly
Children's Music Assistant

Pat Hutchison Noble
Community of Care

Janet Carrizales
Nursery Director

Marsha Kimura
Music Department Admin

Chuy Mendoza
Kitchen Supervisor and Chef

Richard Maldonado
Chef

Estella Devora
Nursery Staff

Patricia Sarabia
Nursery Staff

Ruby Alderete
Nursery Staff

Vanessa Ortiz
Nursery Staff

Mary Helen Sarabia
Nursery Staff

Desiree Maldonado
Nursery Staff

Renee Puleo
Nursery Staff

Derek Shively
Head Sexton

John Aranda
Sexton

Callie Sanchez
Nursery Staff

Ivan Vargas
Sexton