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

Gabriella (better known as Gabby) began at St. Mark’s in 2020. While she was born and raised in Allentown, Pennsylvania, she officially moved on south in late 2019. Gabby received her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Her professional experience includes administrative work, customer service expertise, writing, and content development from a diverse array of industries.
Gabby lives in Columbus, Georgia with her other half, Kurtis; his younger brother, Keshaun; and their adorably misbehaved cats, William B. Pordobel (a.k.a. One-Eyed Willy) and Rush. When she isn’t daydreaming about dragons, her interests draw her toward video games, reading, and hiking.

Patricia Lewis – Bookkeeper

Patricia (Tricia) lives in LaGrange and has been with St. Mark’s since February 2021. Born and raised in Phenix City, AL, she moved to LaGrange in 2000. She is married to Scott, and they have two daughters in college, Madison and Alexis, and two miniature dachshunds Ripley and Kobi. Tricia worked fifteen years in public accounting prior to moving to LaGrange, and has worked for attorney James G. Baker for the last sixteen years. Tricia loves the beach, spending time with family, and the Atlanta Braves.

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.

Alvin Magby – Sexton

Alvin has served as the sexton at St. Mark’s since the beginning of 2017. You can spot him throughout the week, facilitating all the changes required for our facility to be used by so many different groups.
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