In naming the church library for Verna J. Dozier (1917-2006), the St. Mark’s Vestry honors and perpetuates the memory of this extraordinary woman, who was not only a nationally recognized Episcopal theologian, author, and teacher, but also, from 1955 to 2006, a beloved member, mentor, leader, and friend within our congregation.

For more about Verna, including a list of books by or about her in the collection, representative quotes and sermons, and an extensive biography and bibliography, see The Life and Ministry of Verna Dozier.

Mission Statement

The mission of the library is to support lifelong learning by individual parishioners on their respective faith journeys and to support the work of St. Mark’s programs in Worship, Christian Education, Outreach, the Arts, Parish Life, Youth and Family Ministry, and Caregiving.

To see how we are fulfilling this mission, please visit the following sections:

This section describes how the collection is organized, the range of material it contains (within our space constraints), how to find and check out material, and procedures for donating items.

This section includes helpful tips for using our online catalog, including a list of suggested search terms reflecting the diversity of our collection.


The Library Committee welcomes your suggestions of items you would like to see in the collection, ways it can support parish programs, and feedback on the online catalog. Contact us at