St. Mark’s is a part of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington and the Episcopal Church of the United States. St. Mark’s sends three delegates to the annual diocesan convention, and members of the parish serve in a variety of other roles in the diocese.
Parish Delegates to Diocesan Convention: Tom Getman (Class of 2025), Mary Neznek (Class of 2024), Ruth Roman (Class of 2023)
Standing Committees and Teams
Personnel Liaison: Brandon Dunn Knight
Advisory Committees offer support for our clergy, program staff, and wardens.
Convener: Betsy Athey
Elders are former wardens and co-directors of Christian Education. They meet at the call of the Rector and/or Senior Warden to offer counsel on the life and labors of the parish.
Co-conveners: Betsy Athey, Bruce Sherman
The Membership Committee is charged with providing a welcoming spirit in our community so that current and new members, newcomers, and visitors experience radical hospitality.
Convener and Treasurer: Amber Macdonald and Mary Cooper
Vestry Liaison: Brent Bickley
The Communications Working Group provides technical and editorial services for the St. Mark’s website, publications, and displays.
Co-Conveners: Thia Hamilton and Christoph Berendes
Vestry Liaison: Christoph Berendes
The Endowment Board manages monies given to the church by parishioners for specific purposes.
Co-Chairs: David Wellman, Karen Wiedemann
The Finance Committee drafts the parish budget; monitors income and expenditures throughout the year; conducts a financial needs analysis in coordination with clergy, staff, and parish leaders; and makes recommendations to the vestry on financial matters.
Chair: Frank Nickerson; Assistant: Randy Marks
The Money Counters are approved by the Vestry to count and deposit the Sunday collections.
Chair: Susan Sedgewick
Chartered by the Vestry, the Stewardship Committee was formed to provide strategic coordination and planning for our parish’s various stewardship priorities, including annual giving/canvass, Legacy Lions planned giving, capital campaigns, major gifts, the endowment, and membership development.
The annual Canvass is run by parish leadership. Contact Michele Morgan for info regarding Canvass 2020.
The Fabric Committee assists the Junior Warden with his/her work managing the parish buildings and grounds.
Manciple: Martha Huizenga
We have two Columbaria: One is located in the chancel (by the high altar) and the other in the Chapel of the Nazarene (to the right of the high altar). The Columbarium in the chapel has space available.
Coordinators: Penny Hansen (chapel), Doris Burton (chancel)
Director of Music: Jeff Kempskie
Chancel Choir Director: Jeff Kempskie
Boys and Girls Choir Director: Judith Rautenberg
Handbell Choir Co-Directors: Sarah Headley, Katherine Anderson
Youth & Family Ministries
Director of Youth & Family Ministries: Caleb Nelson Amaker
Outreach Liaison: Linda Staheli
Sunday School Liaisons: Paul Albergo, Kris Humphrey
Parish Life Liaison: Erika Lehman
Family Events Liaison: Ruth Roman
Youth Events Liaison: Leslie Allen
Nursery Coordinator & Manager: Deborah Cunningham