Staff

Cathy Nelson, Director of Religious Education (Retired 9/29/2017)

Cathy Nelson joined St. Mark’s as the Director of Religious Education (DRE) for children and youth in June 2000 and retired at the end of September 2017.

 

 

Mark Reed, Organist and Director of Music

Mark Reed is the Organist and Director of Music. Mark grew up in the Tampa Bay area of Florida. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Theory from Stetson University in DeLand, Florida in 1996. He pursued graduate studies at Indiana University, in Bloomington, earning a Master’s Degree in Organ Performance in 1998. After completing his M.M. degree, Mark lived in Bloomington for a few years to continue organ study and to take courses in Sacred Music, Music Theory, and Musicology. Mark’s principal teacher at IU was Dr. Marilyn Keiser. While in Bloomington, Mark taught in the IU Music Theory department for five years and served as Dr. Keiser’s assistant at Trinity Episcopal Church for three years. Prior to his arrival in Texas, Mark served parishes in Florida, Indiana, and Pennsylvania.

Mark came to St. Mark’s in the fall of 2010 from Pittsburgh, PA. He and his partner Matthew relocated to Austin to be close to Matthew’s family.  Mark directs the Adult Choir and Choristers, plays the organ and piano for services, and chooses the hymns and anthems. You are always invited to stop by the choir loft after the Sunday service to find out how to get involved in the music ministry.

Lucy Joyce, Treasurer

Lucy has attended St. Mark’s since 1977.  She has served as treasurer off and on since about 1984. When she began helping in this area, the position was a volunteer position, but in 2003, it became a staff position.  Lucy lives in the Barton Hills neighborhood and has raised five children.  Lucy has enjoyed watching (and participating) in the growth of St. Mark’s Church into the vibrant community of faith it has become.

 

 

 

Joanne Foote, Parish Administrator

A native Austinite, Joanne has attended St. Mark’s since the late 1980’s. Joanne graduated from UT Austin, earning a Bachelor of Journalism degree with a focus on Photojournalism.  Joanne has been Parish Administrator since June 2010. She is married and has two sons.  Her work as Administrator encompasses a wide range of duties, from drafting, formatting, and printing all Worship service bulletins, and assisting with Parish-wide communications, as well as keeping the church database and website updated.

 

 

Irma Glover/Tim Glover, Sexton

Irma has been in Austin since 1985, and has been St. Mark’s sexton for about 18 years.  She is married, and has three sons and one grandson. In her spare time, she enjoys softball and golf.   Irma works behind the scenes to keep the church, parish hall, and Day School clean and tidy, and is also hired to clean up the premises for special events.

Seminarian (not pictured)

St. Mark’s currently has one seminarian who is a student at the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest.  Currently, our seminarian is:  Brian Prall.

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