I have served as a parish pastor for the better part of 20 years, all in the Pacific Northwest. I love my work. Day after day I witness the grace of God as it breaks people open, heals people, and calls all of us into the broken world to serve as the heart and hands of Christ. My particular pleasure in my pastoral work is rolling around in scripture, wrestling with the narrative of God’s people, with OUR narrative, until it yields the rich promise that it holds for each one of us. At St. Mark’s I am not alone in this engagement, but am surrounded by wise, faithful, kind people who serve as my guides and my friends as we seek to follow Jesus.
I have served as wife, stepmother and mother for more than 10 years, all with Ray (young at heart), Sam (18), Madeline (16) and Benjamin (9). They make me laugh, keep me humble and daily remind me of God’s tender mercies.