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Rector

(Currently Vacant)

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We are currently searching for a new Rector after our previous Rector departed St. Mark's on May 1, 2022. Please see our Rector Search Page for more information. Contact the church office if you need assistance.




Worship Minister

Rob Griswell-Lowry

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Rob Griswell-Lowry has been Music Minister at St. Mark's since 2017, with a brief two-year hiatus in Tennessee before returning to the Rogue Valley. He has a varied and extensive background which includes many years experience playing the piano and organ.




Parish Administrator

Kim Griswell-Lowry

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When she’s not singing in the choir or in the church office, you’ll usually find Kim Griswell-Lowry at a desk or in a café, writing. She has written about everything from exploding toilets to Thurgood Marshall and is the author of three picture books about a persistent pink pig, Rufus Leroy Williams III: Rufus Goes to School, Rufus Goes to Sea (both Oregon Book Awards finalists), and Rufus Blasts Off!. For twenty years, Kim worked in senior editorial positions in children’s and educational publishing, including at Highlights for Children, where she served as Coordinating Editor and last eye on every part of the magazine. Kim moved to the Rogue Valley from Portland, Oregon in 2011 to take the position of developmental editor of children’s books at Portable Press in Ashland. One of the questions she asked during her job interview was, “Are there any choirs in the valley?” The answer, of course, was yes! After considering the choices, Kim joined the Rogue Valley Peace Choir and that is where she met Rob Lowry. She’s been following him to whichever choir he leads ever since, and that brought her to St. Mark’s, not once, but twice! Kim and Rob feel extremely blessed to be back in the Valley with their St. Mark’s family.




Accounting Manager

Roger Hercl

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Roger joined St. Mark's in June 2016 and is in charge of all accounting and financial areas of St. Mark's. He is a member of nearby Trinity Episcopal Church in Ashland.




St. Mark's Vestry

The Vestry of St. Mark's, as with any Episcopal Church, serves as the Board of Directors for us as a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. The Rector is the President and CEO as well as the Board Chair of the corporation. The Senior Warden is the Board Vice-Chair and "Rector's Warden," the Junior Warden is the "Peoples' Warden", and the Treasurer is the Finance Chair. Vestry members are elected at our Annual Meeting in January of each year for three year terms, after which they must take a year off before being eligible to run again. The Vestry also shares with the Rector in leading the spiritual life of the congregation, discerning God's direction for the organization.

Class of 2023

Bill Dames
Kathy Garrett
Gail Plowman

Class of 2024

Geni Hilton
Jan Martin (Senior Warden)
Dick Barbara

Class of 2025

Jane Cook
Joan Fish (Junior Warden)
Nancy Pereira

Non-Vestry Officers

Cathy Carnes, Clerk & Secretary
Betsy Sharp, Treasurer




 
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