St. Marks Episcopal Church
111 West Shore Road ~ Warwick, RI ~ 401.737.3127

The Rev'd Susan Wrathall, Rector

Mother Wrathall is a native Rhode Islander who spent much of her adult life as a special education and first grade teacher in the Westerly School Department. She received her BS in Elementary Education in 1974 and Masters in Education in 1977 from Rhode Island College. After a full career in education she answered God's call to ordained ministry, earning a Master of Divinity in 2006 from the General Theological Seminary in New York City. Mother Susan was ordained to the diaconate on Ascension Day 2006 by The Rt. Rev. David Joslin, assisting bishop in Rhode Island. On December 16, 2006 she was ordained priest by The Rt. Rev. Geralyn Wolf, 12th Bishop of Rhode Island. Mother Susan served as Assistant to the Rector at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Pawtucket for almost three and one-half years before being called as the fourth rector of St. Mark's in September 2009. Mother Susan is the proud grandmother of four and is only to happy to show pictures.

Christian Black, Director of Music


Christian Black began taking piano lessons at age three, and was called to serve in the music ministry at various churches from a young age. After acquiring her first job as Music Associate of Greenwood Community Church, Presbyterian, Warwick, RI, at the age of thirteen, Christian has become an experienced pianist, organist, and vocalist in sacred settings. Active as an accompanist and soloist in the music community of Southern New England, Christian works as a pianist for the Lyric Chorus of the Rhode Island Children’s Chorus. She is also the regular accompanist for the Barrington High School choral program, and plays for the performances of their four choirs and frequent soloists. In her spare time, Christian enjoys teaching piano lessons to beginning students, and will continue developing her skills in music education. Outside of music, Christian’s interest in a diverse background of world languages and cultures has been highlighted throughout her academic endeavors, particularly in her strong passion for Spanish.
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Sally North, Parish Administrator

Sally North comes to us via Emmanuel Church in Cumberland where she was the parish administrator for 2½ years. Prior to working at Emmanuel, she worked for the Massachusetts Department of Correction retiring after a 20 year career. She recently got married, moved to Exeter RI and was looking to find a part-time job closer to her new home. We were looking for somebody with experience - a perfect match! Sally is an Episcopalian with roots at St. James Church in Woonsocket. She and her husband enjoy the beach. They moved to Exeter from Northern Rhode Island so they could be closer to the water but still enjoy living in the country. She enjoys reading, doing word puzzles, jigsaw puzzles and Sudoku.


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