The Most Rev. Melissa M. Skelton

Bishop Provisional

Bishop Skelton served here in the Diocese of Olympia as rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Seattle and Canon for Congregational Development. During this time, Bishop Skelton developed and launched our College for Congregational Development, which continues to this day and has spread to diocese across the United States and into Canada. Bishop Skelton was elected 9th Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of New Westminster in 2013, and in 2018, she was elected Metropolitan of the Ecclesiastical Province of … Read More

The Very Rev. Steven L. Thomason

Dean and Rector

Steve was called to Saint Mark’s in 2012 after serving churches in his native state of Arkansas. He was ordained a priest in 2004. His educational degrees include Bachelor of Science from the University of the South in Sewanee, TN (1987); Doctor of Medicine degree from University of Arkansas (1991); Master of Divinity from the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas ,(2004). Steve practiced medicine for more than 20 years as family doctor and hospice/palliative care specialist before turning … Read More

The Rev. Canon Jennifer King Daugherty

Canon for Engagement & Connection/Associate to the Rector

The Rev. Jennifer King Daugherty joined the clergy at Saint Mark’s in 2014 and is currently Canon for Connection and Engagement. She participates in all aspects of pastoral care, liturgy, and spiritual formation at Saint Mark’s. Jennifer serves on the Standing Committee and the Personnel Commission of the Diocese of Olympia as well as the Task Force to Prevent Sexual Harassment and Discrimination. Her interests include Celtic spirituality, creative approaches to scripture study, and engaging the visual arts as a … Read More

The Rev. Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz

Cathedral Canon

The Rev. Eliacín Rosario-Cruz began as Canon and Priest Associate at Saint Mark’s Cathedral in October of 2021. He is a graduate of Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry, and is also a trainer with the College for Congregational Development. He is no stranger to Saint Mark’s, having served as Adult Faith Formation Associate here 2005–2008, and he was ordained a priest in the cathedral in 2015. Since ordination he has served St. Luke’s~San Lucas Episcopal Church in Vancouver, … Read More

The Rev. Linzi Stahlecker


Linzi was born and raised in London, England. She studied Psychology at University College, London before starting work in broadcast TV and radio. Linzi moved to Seattle in 2001. In 2009 she left her corporate job to retrain as a birth doula and personal trainer, specializing in mindfulness-based work with pregnant and post-partum women. She ran her own practice until the Holy Spirit led her somewhere entirely unexpected! For the first two decades of her adult life, Linzi was a … Read More

The Rev. Earl Grout


As a deacon, Earl represents the servant ministry of Christ in the liturgy, the parish and the community.  Besides reading the Gospel, setting the table and giving the dismissal at Sunday services, Earl serves on the pastoral care team, AIDS Care Team, and in the welcome ministry to newcomers.  In the community, Earl volunteers as a chaplain at Columbia Lutheran Home and as a cargo ship visitor with the Mission to Seafarers.  Earl and his wife Nancy are blessed with … Read More

The Rev. Emily Austin


Emily Austin was ordained to the diaconate in October of 2018. She works full time during the week at an employee benefits brokerage in Bellevue, and she is attending the Diocese of Olympia’s Iona School. She and her husband Ron and their son live in Bothell.

The Rev. Dr. Dennis Tierney

Priest Associate

The Rev. Dennis Tierney is a late vocations priest, former university professor and administrator, who served as rector of Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church, Bainbridge Island for nine wonderful years. He now serves part-time as the property manager for the Diocese of Olympia when not traveling, cooking, reading, or opera attending.

The Right Rev. Cabby Tennis

Bishop Cabell Tennis studied first to be a lawyer and later followed a calling to the priesthood. He served parishes in Portsmouth, VA and in Buffalo, NY, before being called in 1970 to be the Dean here at Saint Mark’s. He was elected and consecrated the ninth Episcopal Bishop of Delaware in 1986 where he was active in social justice programs. Bishop Tennis has served the national Episcopal Church as a member of the Committee on Sexual Exploitation, and the … Read More

The Rev. Mark Miller

Priest Associate

Mark retired from St John’s in Snohomish several years ago and served a number of Episcopal churches in western Washington. Besides a commitment to parish life and liturgy at the heart of that,  he has worked ecumenically with many other faith groups, takes a lively interest in social concerns, and enjoys volunteering at the Center for Wooden Boats on south Lake Union. In retirement he and his wife enjoy films and the other arts.

The Rev. Edie Weller

Priest Associate

Edie and her husband, John, joined Saint Mark’s shortly after their move to Seattle in 1979 and raised their two children here. After a career in healthcare planning with Group Health Cooperative, Edie followed the call to priesthood and was ordained in 2003. She has served several parishes in this diocese, most recently as rector of Church of the Resurrection in Bellevue, and in the diocesan ministry of racial justice and reconciliation. As priest associate at Saint Mark’s, she also … Read More

The Rev. Canon Dr. Marda Steedman Sanborn

Priest Associate

Marda has served as the Rector of St. James in Kent for the past ten years, the Secretary to Convention, and one of the Trainers for the College for Congregational Development, and Canon to the Ordinary for the Diocese of Olympia. She was ordained to the Diaconate on January 27, 1992, and served a short time at St. Andrew, Tacoma, before being moved to Saint Mark’s Cathedral. She was ordained to the priesthood on November 22, 1996, and accepted a … Read More