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 was baptized and confirmed as an Episcopalian, but, after I married, I spent almost 40 years in the Presbyterian Church, actively serving at every level. Although the polities of the two denominations are different, I believe that the experience I gained and the lessons I learned can be helpful to St. Mark’s.
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 privileged to serve on the Outreach Grant and 2018’s Vestry Discernment Committees. Additionally, I have volunteered at Crockett Elementary School, been a site coordinator for the Day of Prayer and Service, and ushered at funerals. Apart from St. Mark’s, I have been a trustee or director of a number of not-for-profit organizations.
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?
I am excited see the people of St. Mark’s joyfully and actively living out our Core Vocation both individually and collectively. The Vestry should imaginatively explore and then make provision to implement new layers of meaning and understanding which are latent in this expression of what we are about.
WHEN DID YOU JOIN ST. MARK’S AND WHAT CONTINUES TO DRAW YOU TO THIS COMMUNITY?
I was baptized at St. Mark’s as an infant and returned in late 2015; I was received by Bishop Reed in April 2016. St. Mark’s has been exceptionally welcoming and has embraced Polly, me, and our daughter, Carrie, from the first visit. You have rejoiced with us as we rejoice and wept with us when we have wept.