The Rev. Canon Richard C. Weyls

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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, and most recently as Interim Manager of Spiritual Care for five Providence Swedish hospitals in the Seattle region.

Prior to being received as a priest in The Episcopal Church, Fr. Weyls was a Roman Catholic priest, ordained in 1993.

The Most Rev. Melissa M. Skelton

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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. Canon Linzi Stahlecker

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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.

Linzi served as Curate following her ordination to the Priesthood in June of 2022, and she became Cathedral Canon & Associate to the Rector in January of 2024.

Linzi lives in the Crown Hill neighborhood of Seattle with Troy, her spouse, and their three teenage children.

The Rev. Edie Weller

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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

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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. Canon Dr. Marda Steedman Sanborn

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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 as Canon to the Ordinary for the Diocese of Olympia (a role equivalent to a Bishop’s chief-of-staff), a position she held until 2020. She has also served as the Secretary to Diocesan Convention, and one of the Trainers for the College for Congregational Development. Since 2020 she has been Priest Associate at Saint Mark’s Cathedral.

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. Earl Grout

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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 Very Rev. Steven L. Thomason

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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!