All the People of St. Mark’s are the Ministers!Volunteers – we call them Lay Ministers – are the backbone of St. Mark’s. The ways to be involved at St. Mark’s are countless! From arranging flowers to setting up the altar for worship, from teaching children to serving lunches, from gardening to financial planning.
St. Mark’s Calls Interim Minister
The wardens and vestry are excited to announce that the Rev. Frances Holliday has been called to be our interim minister, effective February 1, 2022. She will be joining us after serving as the Rector of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Crystal Lake, Illinois since 2014.
Rev. Fran received her Master’s of Divinity from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in 2003. She has served at various parishes in the Chicago Diocese since her ordination and is currently Dean of the Waukegan Deanery until she begins her tenure at St. Mark’s.
During her interview, we were impressed by her sensitivity to change and excitement in helping St. Mark’s explore its next ministry phase. She has experience in helping parishes reach the wider community and connect with others in the neighborhood. Additionally, she believes “liturgy should be a joyful event” and feels pastoral care is a primary function of her vocation.
She and her spouse Eileen Flynn will be moving into the rectory in January and will join us for our annual meeting on January 30, 2022.
Welcome Rev. Fran! We can’t wait to meet you in person and begin our journey together!
VestryThe vestry is a group of parishioners who are elected by the congregation to grapple with where God is calling St. Mark’s and then to discern together how best to get there by being good stewards of the resources we have. If you are interested in serving as a vestry member at St. Mark’s, please speak with one of the wardens to learn more about this ministry.
Class of 2022:
Wyvette Hoffman, Liz McElhatton, Vacant
Class of 2023:
Flo Estes, Andy Howard, Matt Kirchner
Class of 2024:
Joanna Greene, Tim Heuer, Michelle Mbuki
To send an e-mail to the vestry, simply address your message to vestry at stmarksevanston dot org. If you are trying to reach an individual, please consult the Parish Directory or contact the church office at 847-864-4806 for assistance.
Chris Schultze, Treasurer (treasurer at stmarksevanston dot org)
Lola Himrod, Assistant to the Treasurer
Nancye Kirk, Contributions Secretary (contributions at stmarksevanston dot org)
Rev. Frances Holliday, Interim Minister (Feb 2022)
Westley Hodges, Associate for Music Ministries
music at stmarksevanston dot org
Qiana Johnson, Deacon-in-Formation
intern at stmarksevanston dot org
Rudy Burke, Building Services Technician