St. Mark’s is a member of the 2022 cohort in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington’s Tending Our Soil Thriving Congregations Initiative, a five-year initiative funded in part by Lilly Endowment Inc. to help congregations strengthen their ministries and thrive so they can better help people deepen their relationships with God, enhance their connections with each other, and contribute to the flourishing of their communities and the world.  We have committed to a three-year journey to listen to God in our congregation and our neighborhood, to discern where God is calling us to adapt existing ministries or launch a new ministry.

Tending Our Soil Team Members: Beth Walton, Gail Soulea, Pamela Gibson, Rev. Christopher Wilkins. Not pictured: Erwin Avila and Alta Cannaday