Each of the Vestry members were asked to reflect on the following questions:
WHY DO YOU FEEL CALLED TO SERVE ON THE VESTRY OF ST. MARK’S?
I am deeply committed to St. Mark’s and continually seek ways to engage in this community that provides richness to so many. This call comes at an opportune time and I am fully prepared to serve and help shape the realization of our Core Vocation.
PLEASE DESCRIBE YOUR PARTICIPATION AT ST. MARK’S AND/OR IN THE COMMUNITY, INDICATING EXPERIENCES THAT YOU THINK WILL BE HELPFUL FOR THE VESTRY.
I have been a member of the St. Mark’s Choir since 2010, participated in two pilgrimages to the United Kingdom with the choir, and co-chaired the Organist & Choirmaster Search Committee in 2018. I have served at Lenten Luncheons, participated in Dinners for 8, weeknight formation, and other ad hoc gatherings, and am active in Mind the Gap.
ST. MARK’S CORE VOCATION IS FEEDING SAN ANTONIO WITH THE BREAD OF LIFE: FEEDING THE HUNGRY WITH REAL FOOD; FEEDING THOSE WHO ARE HUNGRY FOR KNOWLEDGE AND MEANING; FEEDING THOSE WHO ARE HUNGRY FOR BEAUTY AND CREATIVITY. HOW DO YOU ENVISION THE VESTRY WORKING IN SUPPORT OF THIS VOCATION?
My background as a nonprofit executive in San Antonio has afforded me the opportunity to witness firsthand the great work of our parish from the other side. The Vestry’s work is vital to sustaining and growing our impact - ensuring that we are responsive to the needs of our community, adaptable in a changing landscape, and effective in our utilization of resources and gifts.
WHEN DID YOU JOIN ST. MARK’S AND WHAT CONTINUES TO DRAW YOU TO THIS COMMUNITY?
I received a call to join a St. Mark’s choir pilgrimage in 2010 as a last-minute ‘substitute’ and never left. What drew me in still applies today: a sense of home in the inclusive and multi-faceted culture; the articulate and thought-invoking preaching; the opportunities to learn and grow in my faith; the people, programs, the list goes on. And, of course, the music.