Pillars of St. Mark’s

Below are the five divisions—called pillars—of lay-led programs at St. Mark’s followed by a list of satellite programs.

Co-Directors: Mary De Nys
Vestry Liaison:
Treasurer: Michael Knipe
Laying On of Hands Coordinator: Barbara Nelson
Sound System & Lights: David Deutsch
Head Verger/Coordinator: Josie Jordan
Morning Vergers: Loretta Veney, Josie Jordan, Jan Lipscomb, Michael Knipe
5 p.m. Vergers: Jim Ashley, Katherine Anderson, Martha Huizenga, Isabelle Cross, Jennifer Cate
Volunteer Coordinators:
Acolytes: Shay Waye (9), Michael Knipe (11:15)
Altar Guild: Gretchen Willson (9), Joan Schindel (11:15)
Door Ushers (Beadles): Josie Jordan
Bread and Wine: Joe Tarantolo (9), Michelle Strange (11:15)
Lay Servers: Karen Getman (9), Raiford Gafney (11:15)
Readers: Ellen Spencer (9), Ellen Spencer (11:15)
Newcomer Greeters: Peter Hawley (9), Katherine Anderson (11:15)

Co-Directors: Greg Niblett, Karen Falk, Keith Krueger, Sandy Padgett
Treasurer: Susan Thompson
Vestry Liaison:
Catechesis Program: Stephanie Deutsch
Safeguarding God’s Children: Caleb Nelson Amaker
Sunday School Registration: To register your child, please contact Caleb Nelson Amaker.

Chair and Treasurer: Tracy Councill
Vestry Liaison: 

Chair and Treasurer: Open
Vestry Liaison: Christina Herman
Caregivers: To be run by the clergy and a small group of lay leadership; coming soon!
Caregivers Support Group: Not presently meeting
College of Crustaceans:
Film Club: Alicia Ruble
Green Lions: Betsy Agle
Lambda Lions: Brandon Knight and Mary Ellison
Archives and Parish History Committee: Mary Cooper, Kenn Allen, Doris Mueller-Burton, Cecilia Monahan, co-chairs
Pub Stewards: Doug Jackson
Reading Group: Linda Ewald
Third Agers: Don Gangloff
Inclusivity Working Group: Katherine Anderson
Dozier Library: Peter Hawley

Co-Chair: Julie Murphy

Co-Chair: Open
Vestry Liaison:
Officers: Dan Ramish, Secretary; Jane Rutherford, Treasurer

Local Outreach

Church of the Epiphany Welcome Table: Michael Knipe
Lenten Mite Box Campaign: The Outreach Board
Salvation Army Grate Patrol: Donna Sabino, Erika Lehman, Edna Boone
Samaritan Ministry Food Baskets: Gretchen Willson, David Willson, Bill Flanders
Soup Kitchen Outreach Programs: Jack Richards, Alix Pereira
Sunday Suppers: Lisa Ramish, Dan Ramish
St. Mark’s Shelter Ministry: Susan Sedgewick, Marlan Green
Newtown Vigil for Victims of Gun Violence: Michael Knipe, Stewart Andrews

International Outreach

Honduras Committee: Collie Agle, Betsy Agle, Jennifer Dalzell
Mid-East Working Group: Maureen Shea, Mandy Paust, Jennifer Cates

St. Mark’s Dance Studio: Rosie Brooks, Director
St. Mark’s Meditation Center: Collie Agle
St. Mark’s Music Studio: Jeff Kempskie, Director of Music (202-543-0053 x303)
Voice Lessons: Annie Simon, Adam Caughey
Piano Lessons: Stephanie Ng, Jeff Kempskie
St. Mark’s Players: Margaret Chapman, President
St. Mark’s Yoga Studio: Simone Mischler, Director (202-544-6356)