Jed Holdorph has been rector of St. Mark's since September 2005.
He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona, in Tucson, in 1980, and his Master of Divinity degree from the Episcopal Divinity School, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1988. Prior to coming here, Jed was rector of a congregation in suburban Chicago. He has also served churches in Missouri and New Mexico.
Since coming to Oregon, he has been active within the larger church, serving for three years as a member of Diocesan Council and was one-time Chair of the Diocesan Budget Committee. He is an active participant within the Southern Convocation (which stretches from Ashland to Sutherlin), working with other Episcopal congregations in our part of the state/diocese.
He and his wife, Barb Morris, have two adult children, Becky and Adam. They share a love for the natural world and seek out opportunities to explore God’s wondrous creation. In his spare time, Jed also enjoys photography, reading, hiking, crossword puzzles, and camping.
Margaret R. Evans is Director of Music at St. Mark's, a position she has held since September 1991. Peggy is also the coordinator of the yearly Music at St. Mark's concert series. Contact Music at St. Mark's for further information at 541-821-0977.
Peggy is Professor of Music Emerita at Southern Oregon University. She is serving as Dean of the Southern Oregon Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and she is director of the national committee on Professional Networking and Public Relations. She also serves on the Chamber Music Concerts board.
Kevin has served St. Mark’s as Finance Administrator since 1994 and as a parishioner since 1987.
He earned his bachelor’s degree from Southern Oregon University in 1979 and was hired shortly afterward by a local bank, serving in many capacities for Jackson County Federal, including Ashland Branch Manager and culminating as Assistant Vice President in charge of Electronic Data Processing. After a short stint working in management at the Rogue Valley Manor, Kevin ‘semi-retired’, allowing him to serve St. Mark’s and to pursue his passion of coaching the high school golf team at North Medford High School.
Kevin and his wife Penny, who teaches at Wilson Elementary School, have two adult daughters, Rebekah and Rachel, both who grew up in the youth programs at St. Mark’s.
Pam Cartmel has served as the Parish Nurse at St. Mark's for several years.
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.
Class of 2014: Core Ministry Area
Bill Dames TBD
Susan Ladue (Sr. Warden) Support
Elliott Meyerding Formation
Francis Plowman Evangelism
Class of 2015:
Margaret Bell (Jr. Warden) Formation
Jerry Nilles Parish Life
Phyllis Robertson Outreach
Ramona Templin Worship
Class of 2016:
Bruce Cartmel Support
Julie Drengson TBD
Ray Kelly TBD
Debra McFadden TBD
2013 Vestry Lock-up Schedule:
January Francis Plowman
February Susan Ladue
(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.)
Susan is a member of the Vestry, class of 2014.
My name is Susan Ladue, and I have been a member of St. Mark’s since 2003. I joined the Episcopal Church in 1995, and was received into the congregation at Christ Episcopal Church in Needham, MA. My experiences at St. Mark’s include Rite-13/J2A Youth Leader, Children’s Chapel leader, Pageant director, LEM, lector, counter, mentor of MM-5 (a community-wide youth group), Vestry member, and Junior Warden. I have participated or am participating in the following committees/ commissions: Worship, Stewardship, Welcome, Outreach, and PEP squad. I organized several mission trips to San Francisco, and helped launch our morning Bible Study group. I have been honored to lead Sunday forums and spiritual retreats.
Margaret has been an member of the Episcopal Church for over forty years. In previous congregations she has served at the altar as a lay eucharistic minister, lay reader and worship leader. She has also served as a vestry member and junior warden as well as treasurer and Christian Education Director.
She and her husband, Chris, moved to Medford in 2010. At St. Marks, she is a member of the Altar Guild, Wednesday night book study and serves as an usher and member of the Finance Committee.
Before moving to Medford Margaret was a four term president of a non profit which supported the interpretive (educational) programs at a state park and was a docent at the park. She was on the founding board of Habitat For Humanity Calaveras.
In Medford she volunteers for the SMART program at Washington School and at North Mountain Park in Ashland where she leads outdoor education for school groups.
Her hobbies include reading, downhill skiing, fly fishing, hiking and rejoicing at the wonders God has created.
Margaret and Chris have one son, Greg, who lives with his wife and their two sons in Australia. They visit Australia about twice a year and give thanks for Skype.