St. Mark’s is currently in the midst of a clergy transition. Our previous rector of eleven years has taken another call and we are working with the bishop’s office of the Diocese of Atlanta to walk through the process of calling another rector. The timeframe for these transitions is never 100% certain, but it usually takes between 8 and 18 months. Please watch your email, newsletter, and bulletin announcements for more information and pray for the members of the vestry and nominating committee as they walk through this process.
Gabriella Graham – Parish Administrator
Patricia Lewis – Bookkeeper
Robin Ericksen – Organist and Choirmaster
Robin Ericksen has been working in church music for a little over a decade. Before coming to St. Mark’s, her previous positions included Organist/Choirmaster of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Milledgeville; Organist of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Augusta; Assistant Organist of Christ Church, Episcopal, in Macon; and Organist of Christ Church, Episcopal, in Oberlin, Ohio. Robin also loves working with children, and has taught Kindermusik, elementary/middle school music, children’s choir, and private piano lessons.
Robin has performed across the United States and has placed in several national and international music competitions, including the Arthur Poister Scholarship Competition in 2014 and Albert Schweitzer Organ Competition in 2015. A few of her favorite performance venues have included Cleveland’s Trinity Lutheran Church, St. Louis’ Christ Church Cathedral, Powell Symphony Hall in St. Louis, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
Robin received her undergraduate degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music where she double majored in piano and organ performance and her masters degree from Mercer University in organ performance with a concentration in church music. Her teachers have included Dr. Jack Mitchener, organist and artist-in-residence at the Cathedral of St. Philip, as well as Dr. John R. Near. Robin is a Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honor Society member.
Robin currently lives in Columbus with her husband, Alex, and their two young daughters. She serves as secretary for the Columbus Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, having previously served in the same capacity in the Augusta Chapter of the Guild. In addition to music, Robin is passionate about motherhood and family life (which takes up most of her time!), reading books, spending time outdoors, caring for her family’s four pets, gardening, and fitness.