The Vestry is a group of laypeople elected by the parish who, along with the Rector, supervise and sustain the finances, facilities and grounds of the Cathedral. The Vestry also includes a representative of the Bishop, and “Diocesan members” who are members of other parishes in the Diocese of Olympia. Members are elected to 3-year terms.

In April 2021, the Vestry set three goals centered upon the work of justicecreation care, and intergenerational ministry. These Mutual Ministry Goals were again unanimously approved by the vestry in February 2022 to continue the course of lifelong spiritual formation for every person in this cathedral community. They are intended to touch every aspect of our common life. Vestry members serve as liaisons to these ministry goals as indicated below.

Recently the vestry has been discussing ways to engage in ministry at Saint Mark’s even when you can’t make it to campus. Click here to learn more.

Visit the Financials & Archive page for meeting minutes and other resources.

Questions? Email the vestry at vestry@saintmarks.org.

 

The Right Rev. Greg Rickel

Bishop of the Diocese of Olympia

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

Emily Meeks

Senior Warden

Elected January 2020 Appointed Senior Warden January 2022 Term ends January 2023

Clara Berg

Junior Warden for Finance

Elected January 2020 Term ends January 2023 Standing committees: Finance

Walter Stuteville

Junior Warden for Facilities

Elected January 2020 Term ends January 2023 Standing committees: Facilities

Chris Rigos

Junior Warden for Stewardship, Finance Committee

Elected January 2021 Term ends January 2024 Standing committees: Stewardship, Finance, Restorative Justice & Systemic Change,

The Rev. Canon Arienne Davison

Bishop’s Representative

Re Knack

Chancellor

Lynne Cobb

Treasurer, Finance

Appointed January 2022

Doug Thorpe

Creation Care & Carbon Reduction, Restorative Justice & Systemic Change

Appointed to fill a vacancy January 2022 Term ends January 2023 Standing Committees: Creation Care & Carbon Reduction, Restorative Justice & Systemic Change

Carmen Brady

Worship & Prayer, Restorative Justice & Systemic Change

Elected January 2021 Term ends January 2024 Standing committees: Restorative Justice & Systemic Change, Worship & Liturgy

Scott Kovacs

Worship & Prayer, Finance

Elected January 2021 Term ends January 2024 Standing committees: Finance, Worship & Prayer

Kathy Minsch

Creation Care & Carbon Reduction

Elected January 2021 Term ends January 2024 Standing committees: Creation Care & Carbon Reduction

Katie Prettyman

Diocesan Member; Innovative & Intergenerational Community

Elected January 2021 Term ends January 2024 Standing committees: Innovative and Intergenerational Community

Wayne Duncan

Facilities, Stewardship

Elected January 2022 Term ends January 2025 Standing Committees: Facilities

Scott Hulet

Restorative Justice & Systemic Change

Elected January 2022 Term ends January 2025 Standing Committees: Restorative Justice & Systemic Change

Kristen Kelly

Innovative & Intergenerational Community

Elected January 2022 Term ends January 2025 Standing Committees: Innovative and Intergenerational Community

Justin Mills

Facilities

Elected January 2022 Term ends January 2025 Standing Committees: Facilities

Tina Blondino

Diocesan Member; Restorative Justice & Systemic Change

Elected January 2022 Term ends January 2025 Standing Committees: Restorative Justice & Systemic Change