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Staff / Vestry

The Vestry is the Board of Directors of St. Mark's Episcopal Church. The name "Vestry" is taken from the room where clergy used to vest (don their liturgical garments) and where the church governing board used to meet.

Rector

The Rev. Tom Sramek, Jr.

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Reverend Tom began his tenure as Rector (Senior Pastor) on September 1, 2016 after having served as Co-Rector of Good Samaritan Episcopal Church in San Jose, California for several years. Prior to that, he served at St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Albany, Oregon from 2002 to 2009. He holds a BA in Psychology from Humboldt State University and a Master's in Divinity (MDiv) from Virginia Theological Seminary. His passion is helping people become better followers of Jesus through preaching, forums, and small group studies.






Sr. Warden

Debra McFadden

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Finance Manager

Roger Hercl

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Music Minister

Rob Griswell-Lowry

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It is both an honor and a privilege to serve at St. Mark's.  I believe music in church should be inspiring, fun, and inclusive.  I encourage you all to dust off your talents and bring them to church!  I intend to expand the styles of music we enjoy in church, as well as the voices from whom that music emanates.  It is said to sing once is to pray twice, and that includes instruments. So let's make all the joyful noise we can!






Administrative Assistant

TieKara Beam

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TieKara joined St. Mark's as our Administrative Assistant on August 1. Please contact her with any administrative questions.






Children's Ministry Coordinator

Jay Matheson

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Parish Nurse

Nancy Miles

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Nancy Miles received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Mercy College in Detroit, MI in 1964. She practiced in medical-surgical nursing, nursing education and as a certified addictions nurse while living there. In 1995 she received her MA in Clinical Psychology and established her own private practice until leaving Michigan and moving to Oregon in 2002. She worked as a "Surveyor," for the State of Oregon inspecting nursing homes until 2008 focusing on care of the geriatric and disabled populations.  She has done volunteer work in diabetic education at a clinic in White City. She is currently a member of the Medical Reserve Corps in Medford. Nancy also works at the St. Mark’s Food Pantry and helps her husband, Cal, on the church Building & Grounds Committee.

Nancy was commissioned as a Faith Community Nurse at St. Mark's on July 1st, 2012.






ST MARKS VESTRY

Class of 2019 to 2021

The Vestry of an Episcopal church is the governing board, responsible for the finances, facilities, and programs of the church. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, St. Mark's conforms to the laws of the State of Oregon and donations to the church are tax-deductible. Officers of the Vestry include Senior Warden (Board Vice-Chair), Junior Warden (Property Chair), Treasurer (Finance Chair), and Clerk (Secretary of the Corporation). The Rector is the Board Chairperson and President of the corporation. Each Vestry member serves a three-year term (expiring in late January of the year noted below) and is required to take a year off before being eligible to serve for another term.

Class of 2019

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Jay Matheson (Clerk)

Kit Nilles

 

Class of 2020:

Caitlin Butler (Jr. Warden)

Jan Martin (Treasurer)

Debra McFadden (Sr. Warden)

 

Class of 2021

Joan Fish   

Sam Freshour

Trevor Thorndike

 

Vestry Lock up see Ministries/Support tab for current schedule

(Please remember that the Vestry member assigned to lock-up duty is the backup counter for each week in the instance of a counter's unplanned absence.)