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 Linzi Stahlecker

Cathedral Canon & Associate to the Rector

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. Canon Richard C. Weyls

Cathedral Canon & Associate to the Rector

Fr. Weyls began as Cathedral Canon in February of 2024. He is no stranger to Satin Mark’s, having  served as an assisting priest here 2013–2017, and marrying his husband Mark in a liturgy in Thomsen Chapel in August of 2017. He was then called to serve as rector of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Seattle (Green Lake), where he served as Rector until 2022. He also has a long tenure serving as hospital and palliative care chaplain, spiritual care director, … 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. 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

Canon Steedman Sanborn 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 call to be Associate Rector at St. James, Kent, beginning Ash Wednesday, February 12, 1997. Marda became the Rector of St. James Kent in 2004, and served in that role for ten years. In 2014 Bishop Rickel appointed her … Read More