Staff / Vestry

The Staff of St. Mark's exists to facilitate the day to day ministry of the church and its members.

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.


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

Sam Freshour

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Jr. Warden

Trevor Thorndike

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Trevor joined St. Mark's in 2017 and has been an active part of our life together ever since. As Jr. Warden, he is in charge of coordinating building and property maintenance as well as stepping in if the Sr. Warden is unavailable.

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!

Office Manager

TieKara Beams

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TieKara joined St. Mark's as our Administrative Assistant on August 1, 2018 and was promoted to Office Manager on June 1, 2019. Please contact her with any administrative questions.

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.


Class of 2021 to 2023

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 2021

Joan Fish (Clerk/Secretary)

Sam Freshour (Sr. Warden)

Trevor Thorndike (Jr. Warden)

Jan Martin (Treasurer, non-Vestry)


Class of 2022

Deb Bradley

Catherine Carnes

Francis Plowman


Class of 2023

Kris Conrad

Bill Dames

Kathy Garrett


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.)


  August 2020  
Today's Events


Pastoral Care Committee Meeting
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Monthly meeting - Hafer House Library
Food Pantry Open
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Pantry Open for drive-through pickup only on alley behind church building. Enter from 5th Street.
St. Mark's Book group
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Potluck and Discussion in the Parish Hall