Rector Search

Inspired by — or in spite of — the ever-present change brought on us all by the pandemic, the people of Saint Mark’s have joyfully embraced the process of selecting a new Rector.

We have welcomed our interim Rector and made him feel at home, even as we have actively engaged in the parish survey and focus groups to help guide the process.

A diverse search committee is moving steadily through the transition process; committee members are grateful for the chance to serve Saint Mark’s as it goes through this rite of passage experienced by all parishes.

With God’s guidance we look forward to what’s in store next for Saint Mark’s as we seek to live out our mission as part of the body of Christ.

— Elizabeth Anstaett, Rector Search Committee Chair

— Scott Milburn, Vice Chair

We seek to support and empower one another to reach out as the hands, heart and voice of Christ, responding as stewards of life’s gifts.

We look forward to the opportunity to rethink and redefine our mission in ways that interweave who we are now with who we can be….

Information for Candidates

Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church is located in the Diocese of Southern Ohio, which has more than 70 churches in Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, and in farm towns, county seats, and suburban communities across the southern half of Ohio. The offices of the Bishop and Christ Church Cathedral are in downtown Cincinnati.

Interested applicants should visit

If you would like additional information regarding this position, please contact the following persons at the Diocese of Southern Ohio:

  • The Rev. Canon Jason Leo, Canon for Transitions and Congregational Vitality for the Diocese of Southern Ohio,, (513) 431-0311 (Ext. 125), or
  • Sherri Martin, Assistant Transition Officer for the Diocese of Southern Ohio,, (513) 421-0311 (Ext. 105).

The Search Committee

The Saint Mark’s Rector Search Committee was formed by the Vestry at its regular meeting in September 2020. The eight members of the Search Committee are as follows:

The Search Committee held its organizational meeting on September 24, 2020, and has met weekly since then, except for breaks over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.