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 British Columbia and Yukon, making her the first woman in the Anglican Church of Canada to hold the position. In October 2022, she was selected as Bishop Provisional to be effective January 1, 2023.
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 committed atheist and materialist. This worldview unraveled about 10 years ago in response to a threshold spiritual experience, a deconstructing and life-altering conversion experience which ultimately brought her back to the Church. Linzi graduated with her M.Div. from the School of Theology and Ministry at Seattle University and did her Clinical Pastoral Education training at Harborview Medical Center where she continues to work, covering a shift or two each month as a per diem chaplain with the Spiritual Care team.
Linzi lives in the Crown Hill neighborhood of Seattle with Troy, her spouse, and their three teenage children.
The Rev. Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz
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, WA, and, more recently, as rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Snohomish since September, 2017. His interests include intercultural competency in congregational systems, intersectional justice, and liberation theology. He is a native of Puerto Rico, and his bilingual gifts figure prominently in his ministry.
Eliacín, his wife Ricci Kilmer, and their three teenagers live in Lake Stevens.
The Rev. Edie Weller
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 participates in the Seattle Service Corps, Creation Care, Sanctuary, and Noel House ministries. For rejuvenation, her favorite activities are horseback riding, cooking, traveling, and learning something new!
The Rev. Mark Miller
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 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 Joint Commission on Program Budget and Finance and remains a member of the House of Bishops. He has been a member of multiple bar associations as well as the Academy of Family Mediators, and now belongs to the Association for Conflict Resolution. Retired now, he is member of the Medical Quality Assurance Commission (WA state), the Committee on Public Legal Education and a mediator with the Dispute Resolution Center of King County. Bishop Tennis presides from time to time at worship, provides pastoral care at the request of the Dean, and remains active in justice programs at Saint Mark’s and in the greater Seattle community.
The Rev. Canon Dr. Marda Steedman Sanborn
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 call to be Associate Rector at St. James, Kent, beginning Ash Wednesday, February 12, 1997. Marda has been married to Doug for 25 years and they have a daughter Melissa who recently graduated from WSU with a degree in chemistry; Melissa is continuing her studies at Bellevue College. They have a Schnauzer and Cocker Spaniel which rounds out their family.
The Rev. Dr. Dennis Tierney
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 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. 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 twins, Melany and Cyrus, and live with two cats in the university area of Seattle. An avid cyclist, Earl has completed several tours, including two cross country, one coast to coast and another from North Dakota to Virginia.
The Rev. Canon Jennifer King Daugherty
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 spiritual practice.
Jennifer previously served as Transitional Deacon at St. Clement of Rome parish in the Mount Baker neighborhood of Seattle and as a Spiritual Care Intern at Providence Hospice, Seattle. She is also Managing Director and Partner of Ponder & Co., a firm that provides financial and capital markets advice to non-profit health care systems. Jennifer received a Master of Divinity degree from Seattle University, an MBA from New York University and a BA in Economics from Princeton University. She and her husband, Will, met in college. They have three young adult children.
The Very Rev. Steven L. Thomason
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 to parish ministry full-time in 2012. He and his wife Kathy have been married for 36 years and have two adult daughters, and one grand-daughter, Ila. His recreational interests include tending a rose garden at the deanery, snow-shoeing, cooking sabbath meals with Kathy, and spotting the sun every day in Seattle (he succeeds more often than you might think!