Class of 2026
Each of the Vestry members were asked to reflect on the following questions:
Describe your participation at St. Mark’s and/or in the community? Indicate experiences you think would be helpful to your time on vestry.
I’ve been involved in several ministries at St. Mark’s, including Sacred Ground, working with the youth group, and volunteering with outreach events like Christmas to the Street and assisting refugees. Prior to moving to San Antonio, I was involved in ministries in the Diocese of Mississippi, including serving as a member on the committee for ministry with the LGBTQ+ community and as lay rector for a Cursillo weekend. I’ve also served as a board member for Our Daily Bread, a non-profit organization that supplies hot meals to those experiencing food insecurity. Professionally, I am a licensed clinical social worker, and I have worked extensively with community organizations related to mental health.
Feeding San Antonio with the Bread of Life: feeding the hungry with real food; feeding those who are hungry for knowledge and meaning; and feeding those who are hungry for beauty and creativity is the core vocation of St. Mark’s. How do you envision the vestry working to support this vocation?
St. Mark’s core vocation serves as a wonderful guide for how we spend our time and resources as a community. I feel like the vestry should listen to the needs of the congregation and the community at large and find the ways those needs intersect. St. Mark’s has given me so much, whether it be opportunities for personal growth or ways to serve those around us, and I look forward to helping shape future opportunities for the parish.
When did you join St. Mark’s and what continues to draw you to this community?
My husband and I moved to San Antonio in 2019, and we were married at St. Mark’s in 2020. We were welcomed by members of the parish on our very first visit, and we continue to feel that same warmth and sense of welcome every time we go to church. I love being in a parish with such a strong choral tradition, and I love being challenged every week by our clergy. I also love all the friends I’ve made at St. Mark’s!