Position Title: Associate Pastor
Phone: (864) 882-2603
What do you do here at Saint Mark?
Well, I’m the associate pastor and I really enjoy doing a little bit of everything. I see my primary responsibility to be a disciple and make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world; and here at Saint Mark I have the privilege proclaiming God’s Word, celebrating the Sacraments, assisting Pastor Todd in ordering the life of the church, and serving our community.
When did you begin working at Saint Mark?
I began my ministry with Saint Mark in June 2016.
What was your first job?
I’ve always loved children, and my first jobs were babysitting. My first “real” job was working as a cashier at McDonalds.
What was your childhood ambition?
You name it, at some point during childhood I wanted to do it! But for most of my childhood I wanted to be a doctor. I even entered undergrad as pre-med.
Who inspires you?
Honestly, my two dogs really inspire me. I wish I could love as unconditionally, forgive as quickly, and think as selflessly as they do. So my dogs and the handful of clergy who have really shaped me into who I am today. They have guided me along this journey of faith, been wonderful mentors to me, and now I can only hope to emulate them one day.
Favorite Bible story, verse or passage?
My favorite verse and the one I try to live by is Galatians 2: 20.
I have been crucified with Christ; so I no longer live, but it is Christ who lives in me. The life I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loves me and gave himself for me.