Clergy

Clergy

The Rev. Thomas P. Murray, Rector

The Rev. Thomas P. Murray

Rector

Tom accepted the call to St. Mark’s in the summer of 2015. Previously he served as Director of Youth Ministry, Associate Rector and Rector at churches in North Carolina and South Carolina. He received his BA in Psychology from North Carolina State in 1992, and his Master of Divinity from Sewanee in 1999. He was ordained into the priesthood in the Diocese of South Carolina on December 4, 1999. Tom believes that the purpose of the Church is to first bear witness to the grace of God in Jesus Christ and then equip parishioners for the work of ministry. He is married to Perrin Steele, also a native of Winston-Salem NC, and they have four children between the ages of 15 and 21.

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Phone: (904) 388-2681 X206


The Rev. Canon Nancy Suellau, Associate Rector

The Rev. Canon Nancy Suellau

Associate Rector

A native Floridian, Nancy joined St. Mark's in the fall of 2015. She is responsible for activities surrounding pastoral care and parish life. In addition to St. Mark's, she serves as the Bishop’s Canon for the First Coast West area, which includes St. Mark's. She is also the Chair of Commission on Ministry. Prior to St. Mark’s, Nancy served as Rector at St. Catherine’s. Before becoming a priest, Nancy worked in radio, advertising and nursing. She is the proud mother of two adult children and one grandson.

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Phone: (904) 388-2681 X204


The Rev. Saundra Kidd

The Rev. Saundra Kidd

Deacon

Saundra is the clergy liaison for mission work and service at St. Mark’s. In addition to community outreach opportunities, she assists in worship, pastoral care and teaching and preaching. Prior to becoming a deacon in the Church in the summer of 2016, she worked at Prudential Health Care (now Aetna, Inc.) for 27 years. She is a mother of two children who are parishioners at St. Mark's and doting grandmother to two grandchildren who attend St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School.

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Phone: (904) 388-2681 X210


The Rev. Lila Byrd Brown

The Rev. Lila Byrd Brown

Assisting Priest

A Jacksonville native, Lila was baptized and confirmed at St. Mark’s. After graduating from Virginia Theological Seminary with support from St. Mark’s, she was ordained into the priesthood in 1996 and served at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Tallahassee, Fla. Following her time in Tallahassee, Lila worked as Interim Associate for St. Mark’s and was later called to become Canon for Ministry Development for the Episcopal Diocese of Florida. She has served under several different Rectors at St. Mark’s, and now assists part-time with pastoral care and worship. In her spare time, she loves photography, travel and trying to outsmart her Cat, Sneakers.

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The Rev. Canon Dr. Douglas Dupree

The Rev. Canon Dr. Douglas Dupree

Theologian in Residence

After completing his Doctor of Philosophy at Oxford University in 1987, Douglas worked as Chaplain and then as Dean of Balliol College in Oxford for approximately 30 years. In 2015, he joined the Episcopal Diocese of Florida as Rector of the Bishop’s Institute for Ministry and Leadership, Canon Theologian, and as a member of the Bishop’s staff. Douglas assists St. Mark’s in adult Christian Formation and Sunday worship. He is impressed by the number of people who contribute actively to the work of St. Mark’s and by the vitality and warmth of the church fellowship as a whole.

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Phone: (904) 356-1328 X13


The Rev. Barnum McCarty

Rector Emeritus

Barnum McCarty served as Rector of St. Mark's for twenty-three years until his retirement in 1995. It was during this period that St. Mark's Episcopal Day School was reorganized and began growing into the quality educational institution it is today. Also, during this period Leatherbury Hall was rebuilt, the Church building was remodeled and several additional properties were acquired. Throughout his service Barnum has remained active in Diocesan and National Church affairs. He is presently on the Standing Committee and the Executive Committee of the National Episcopal Church.