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 five and is only to happy to show pictures.
 

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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Joyce Bernau - Director of Music

Joyce Bernau’s passion for liturgical music was sparked very early on in life when she became music director in her parish at twelve years old. Since that time, she has served as Music Minister for decades in Wisconsin, California and Rhode Island.  Joyce has expressed her love of directing choirs, plorking (playing + working) with children, and in general, making music with a community of believers as “food for my soul.”


In addition to her music ministry at St. Mark’s, she teaches music at Central High School in Providence, RI. and attends Salve Regina University where she will graduate in May.


Joyce welcomes all children, teens and adults who wish to share their musical gifts on a one-time, seasonal, or permanent basis at liturgical celebrations.

Most notably, Joyce is grateful to be a part of this welcoming, vibrant parish and is honored to serve as Music Director/Music Minister.


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Tom Horne, Sexton

Tom is a lifelong Rhode Islander who grew up in Warwick and currently resides nearby. He is a divorced father of one who enjoys the Patriots, Sox, Bruins and golf. Two years retired now courtesy of ten years at The Cranston Housing Authority where he was employed in the maintenance department. His duties included assorted tasks associated with the upkeep of apartments, building and grounds including janitorial functions. Previously he had diverse background including 5 years as a handyman and twenty years managing large and small restaurant groups culminating in owning his own Popeye's Franchise on Bald Hill Rd.

Eily Dubuc, Social Work Intern

Eily is a student at Rhode Island College, interning with 3 local parishes this semester as an undergraduate Social Work major. She will be at St. Mark’s, St. David’s, and Trinity Episcopal Church in Scituate. She is 31 years old and a mother of a wonderful 6-year-old boy. She enjoys cooking and reading but most of the time she is playing with my son. She will be at the Community Lunch each month and in the office Monday mornings. Eily will be a wonderful resource for various kinds of assistance in the community.