Our Team

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Christian Hawley


Office: 512.353.1979

Fr Christian began his term as the 40th Rector of St Mark’s starting in July of 2022. Prior to this call, he served churches in Knoxville, TN and Austin, TX. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Vanderbilt University, and the Seminary of the Southwest. His former careers as a military officer, bartender, wilderness survival instructor, children’s book salesman, night librarian, and trail running guide all spice up his priesthood. He’s married to the Reverend Madeline Shelton Hawley and they cohabitate with two kids, Valerie and Frank, two cats, Jean Lafitte and Minerva Pearl, and one dog, MacGyver. They love the outdoors, sports, arts, and crafts.

Christian's normal on-campus hours: 
Sunday 7-3

Monday & Tuesday 8:30-4:30
Wednesday 12-8
Thursday 8:30-4:30 (primarily pastoral visits)
Friday - Sabbath
Saturday - Day off (except when there are weddings, funerals, chili cook-offs, or community events)


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Em Pomfret

Parish Administrator

Office: 512.353.1979

Em's on-campus hours:
Monday thru Thursday 9-2


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Jenny Henderson

Music Director

Office: 512.353.1979

Jenny's on-campus hours:
Sundays 10-1
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays 9-12


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Tamara Talasek

Family Minister

Office: (512) 353-1979

Tamara's on-campus hours:
Sunday 9-1 and 5-7
Monday thru Thursday 10-3


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Cody Bradstreet


Office: 512.353.1979



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Ken Nesbitt


Office: 512.353.1979

Ken's on-campus hours:
Monday thru Wednesday 10-2


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Julius Coyle


Office: 512.353.1979

Julius' on-campus hours:
Wednesdays 5-9
Sundays 10-1


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Madeline Hawley

Assisting Clergy


The Rev Madeline Shelton
Madeline has served several congregations in Austin, most recently as Rector of St. Christopher's in south Austin. She is a Spiritual Director, and loves being able to assist in preaching, teaching, and pastoral care at St. Mark's. She is married to Christian, and together they have the joy of raising two children. 
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Peter Casparian

Assisting Clergy


The Rev Peter Casparian
Peter has served as Chaplain at the University of Kansas and the Rector of parishes in Lexington, Kentucky; Florence, Italy; and Oyster Bay, Long Island. Since retirement month-long locums in Oaxaca, Mexico; Taormina, Sicily; and Assisi, Italy. He and Marguerite have been part of St. Marks since 2014.
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Bill Scheel

Assisting Clergy


The Rev Bill Scheel
A bi-vocational priest, Bill devoted  most of his long career to Episcopal Church schools as teacher, chaplain and administrator. He served four years in parish ministry at either end, and has been a consultant, professor, fund-raiser and institutional gadfly. He and Carol live in Woodcreek and have been members of St. Mark's since 2016.
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Don Owens

Assisting Clergy


The Rev Don Owens
Don has served as the Episcopal Chaplain to the University of Oklahoma 1975-2000 and Chaplain to Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans 2000-2015. Don still actively serves as an interim-rector when bishops call, but he and his wife, Barbara, call St Mark's home.


St. Mark's Vestry

Alli Regoninisenior warden
Tim Rogers - junior warden
Jeff Ault
Andy Fay
Susan Hanson
Jerry Kimmel
Dean Lalich
Katharine Lukach
Melissa Meredith
Nancy Ohlendorf
Dianne Pape
Beverly Sparkman


Connie Ulmer - treasurer