St. Mark’s Announces New Rector

lionlogo150The Wardens, Vestry and Search Committee of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
are pleased to announce
The Reverend Anthony P. Clark
has accepted a call to be The Fifteenth Rector
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church 680 Calder Street Beaumont, Texas

Fr. Anthony P. ClarkFather Clark graduated from Stetson University with a Bachelor of Arts, History. He received a Masters of Divinity, Theological Studies from Virginia Theological Seminary and is pursuing his Doctorate of Ministry in Economic Ethics. He served as Rector of Church of the Holy Spirit in Apopka, Florida from 1999-2006 and Dean of the Cathedral Church of St. Luke in Orlando, Florida. From 2006-2015. He is currently Command Chaplain for the Florida Army and Air National Guard, St. Augustine, Florida.

Tony has two children, with his wife, Laurie. His son, Patrick, attends college. His daughter, Rebecca, has completed her degree in Marine Biology.

“Non nobis, Domine,”—”Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us; but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy and thy truth’s sake.”

Search Committee Update – April 2015

A couple of months have gone by since my last update about the Rector Search Process. In that time your Search Committee has worked very hard on researching some potential candidates (some sent by the Diocese of Texas, some nominated by members of St. Mark’s). As I write this we have contacted two of those candidates to do initial interviews. So we are making slow but steady progress.

Some of the topics that we will discuss with these candidates (as well as the candidates that we will interview down the road) include theology, worship style, management style, stewardship, education, and others. It’s an intensive process that has one goal in mind:  to find the person that is the right fit for our congregation here at St. Marks. It is a process that takes into account our history, our culture, our values, and our future.

As we move forward please feel free to ask me any questions about the process, the topics that will be brought up in interviews, and anything else related to the search. Please keep the Search Committee in your prayers that we might be guided to find the best rector for St. Marks.

Charles Teel, Search Committee Chairman

Search Committee Update – November 2014

In October we had a very productive vision statement event where we updated our church’s Vision Statement. This Vision Statement was then approved by the Vestry at our October meeting. The Search Committee also met with Mary MacGregor and Canon to the Ordinary, Kai Ryan from the Diocese for our training on how the overall search process works and how to conduct effective interviews with the various candidates we will be considering.

With all of these very important steps now complete I am very happy to announce that the Diocese has changed our status from pre-search status to active search status. This means that we can now start conducting research and interviews on potential candidates.

As we move forward into this active search phase please feel free to ask us questions about the process and the training that we have been through. Please keep the Search Committee in your prayers that we might be guided to find the best rector for St. Marks.

Charles Teel, Search Committee Chairman