Todd Stephens - Senior Warden 2020
Todd was born into St. Mark’s fifty odd years ago and was baptized here by Father Clay. He grew up in St. Mark’s Kindergarten and was an acolyte all through his youth. After college, Todd returned home and he and Barbara were married in St. Mark’s by Father Yeary. As a young couple they served as youth ministers for the EYC for a decade or more. Todd has spent the last 12 years as a Scoutmaster for Boy Scouts. Their son Jeffrey has also served the church as an acolyte. Todd has previously filled many positions in the church from Vestry to Verger, cook and dishwasher to Lay Minster.
Cathy Hunt (2020)
Cathy Hunt was a lifelong Methodist before joining St. Mark’s in 2005 to sing in the choir, and, for her, becoming Episcopalian felt like coming home. Cathy retired a few years ago after nearly 30 years of teaching English at Troup High School. In 2003 she was named Teacher of the Year for the Troup County School System. Cathy now serves as an elected member of the Troup County Board of Education. At St. Mark’s she still enjoys singing in the choir and serving as a lector. Cathy is married to Ron, a retired art teacher, and she is very proud of her two grown daughters, Diana and Jenna, who joined St. Mark’s with her but now live and work in Atlanta.
Melinda Pomeroy-Black (2020)
Raised a cradle Episcopalian, Melinda grew up in Nashville and moved to LaGrange in 2005. She joined the membership of St. Mark’s in 2007. At St. Mark’s she has taught Sunday School and has served as an acolyte and lector. She is employed as an Associate Professor of Biology at LaGrange College. Melinda and her husband Daniel are raising their two sons, Noah and Ethan, as members and acolytes of St. Mark’s.
James Baker (2021)
Jim has attended St. Marks with his wife Markette since the two moved to LaGrange in 1998. Jim has previously served on the Vestry from 2007 through 2012. Jim, Markette and their children, Jack and Nina Frances, are all active members of St. Mark’s and attend the 10:30 service.
Dornan Gresley (2021)
Dornan is a LaGrange native, attending pre-school at St. Mark’s and later graduating from Christ School in Arden, NC. He is an active participant in St. Mark’s Bible Study group and sits on the Stewardship Committee. Dornan co-owns Gresley Landscapes with his father, Tommy, who also attended St. Mark’s growing up along with Dornan’s grandparents. Dornan has a love of all things outdoors and enjoys playing golf. He is a member of HYPE (Helping Young Professionals Engage) as well as actively engaged in the Chamber of Commerce. Dornan and his new wife, Christy, plan to join St. Mark’s in the Spring.
Kriss Lindner (2021)
Kriss was born in Visalia, California but came to LaGrange when her father started working at the Wall Street Journal in the Industrial Park. She is a graduate from West Georgia Technical College and Columbus State University.
Kriss started attending St. Mark’s in late 2009, where she serves as a Eucharistic Minister, a Lector, delivers a Meals on Wheels route, and serves as St. Mark’s coordinator to the Interfaith Food Closet.
Kriss also volunteers at the Clothing Center and Empty Stocking Fund at LaGrange Personal Aid, and “rings the bell” with the Salvation Army Red Kettle at Christmas. Kriss is the Secretary for the Board of Trustees at the Self Help Harbor, Inc., a 12-step recovery facility and she serves as a scorekeeper for the Junior Varsity Academic Bowl at Troup High School.
Kriss is married to “D” and has three children. Johnathon served as a Head Crucifer and delivered the sermon on Youth Sunday and is now on the Lector rotation. Barbara serves as Head Crucifer, Clergy Cross, Lector and attended the Diocese of Atlanta 112th Annual Council as a youth delegate.
Pete Chambers (2021)
Pete Chambers has been attending St. Mark’s for about a year with his wife Paula. They moved to LaGrange from Hartwell, Georgia to be nearer to grandchildren. Pete is retired from the cabinet business and his hobbies include golf and attending his grandchildren’s solar powered car races. Pete rotates between the 8:00 and 10:30 service, serving as a lector. In addition, he is often found at Sunday school raising a question or two that helps move the discussion along.
Susan Marshall (2021)
Susan Marshall and her family, Scott, Nik and Jory have attended St. Mark’s since 2006. Susan is the owner of The Center for Mindful Exploration, which houses her private psychotherapy practice along with other services (counseling, yoga, classes, workshops and retreats) that center around meditation, mindfulness and wellness. Susan has worked with St. Mark’s youth and children’s ministries. She served on St. Mark’s Kindergarten board and provided teacher training. More recently, Susan has been active facilitating adult education for Sunday School, Lenten and advent programs. Susan has found a home at St. Mark’s because of the community. “For my family this is a place where we can be exactly who we are, where we are and be loved and supported.”
Lucretia Silcox (2021)
Lucretia Silcox has been attending St. Mark’s for about 4 years now. She has five children, all of whom graduated from St. Mark’s Kindergarten. St. Mark’s holds a special place in her heart, beginning with her children’s journey downstairs. She especially loves the sense of community and grace that St. Mark’s embodies. All of that makes her grateful to have the opportunity to give back to St. Mark’s in any way she can. Currently she helps coordinate the 2nd Wednesday’s at St. Mark’s and is a member of the St. Mark’s Green Team. When she’s not parenting she finds joy in helping people with their wellness journey, teaching Pilates at Body Control Pilates downtown and mentoring for Young Living Essential Oils. In addition she helps her husband, Cripper, part-time at All Pro Auto Group.
Judy Price – Clerk of the Vestry
I knew there was an Episcopal Church in LaGrange before I moved here and I was grateful. I had no idea how quickly I would want to be a member of this church family. Currently I help with the Altar Guild and Meals on Wheels, but there are quite a few other things that sound interesting, such as Bible study and Poetry and Pinot. St. Mark’s is indeed a great place to be.