Harriet Hughes, Parish Life Coordinator
Office hours: M, W, F—9am to 1pm
The Rev. Robin Biffle, Rector
Mother Robin has served as Rector of St. Mark’s since 2008, coming straight from Seminary at the School of Theology at the University of the South (M. Div.) in Sewanee, Tennessee.
Her route to seminary was somewhat more circuitous. In 2003, she returned to her childhood home in Montana, after taking an early retirement from her career as a police officer, to begin discernment re: ordained ministry. Her earlier work at the Port Townsend (Washington) Police Department included serving as Detective Sergeant, SWAT negotiator, and founder of the department’s Bicycle Patrol Unit. Before her service at PTPD, she was a patrol deputy and Investigator at the Jefferson County (Washington) Sheriff’s Office. In each department, she was the first woman to serve in the patrol division.
A cum laude graduate of Whitman College, she loves the Northwest and has never considered calling any other part of the country her home (for long). While she lived in Port Townsend (almost 25 years), she was an avid trail runner and ultra-marathoner. Now she enjoys morning walks and jogs on the Palouse.
Her grown daughter is a professional actor in NYC. When Mother Robin retires in a few years, she and her cats intend to return to Montana where she plans to do not much more than hike and read for the rest of her days.
The Rev. Mary Beth Rivetti, Priest Associate
Mary Beth Rivetti is retired from active ministry having served most recently as rector of St. James', Pullman for 13 years, and now serving as President of the Standing Committee of the diocese. Originally from the Air Force, she calls a number of places "home," especially the Salt Lake Valley, where she met and married her late husband, George, and still home to most of their growing brood of grandchildren. Other "home" fronts include the Bay Area, Santa Barbara, and parts of Montana, any one of which may call her back for extended visits. But for now and for years to come home is the Palouse.
Carol Espe, Sexton
Vestry members are elected to exercise congregational leadership in matters of St. Mark's physical property and monetary resources. They also serve as models of Christian living through their engagement at St. Mark's and their ministries in the world. Messages for Vestry members may be left at 208-882-2022.
Mary McReynolds (People's Warden)
Helen Wootton (Rector's Warden)