Who We Are

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

The Very Rev. Keith Yamamoto

Rector of St. Mark’s
Dean of Deanery 6 East San Gabriel Valley
rector@stmarks-upland.org

Rev. Keith is originally from Torrance, California. Baptized in 1977 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Los Angeles, he spent a year at the Ecumenical Seminary in Matanzas, Cuba, before completing an M.Div. at The General Theological Seminary in New York. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1998 and has been at St. Mark’s in Upland since 2009. He is married to (The Rev. Canon Dr.) Pat McCaughan, who serves as the Vicar of St. George’s Episcopal Church in Laguna Hills, California. Rev. Keith’s vision for St. Mark’s is for it to be a center of prayer and social justice, and he aims to offer a transformative worship experience every Sunday. He says, “I love working together as a community to build up God’s heaven here and now for all people.” He invites us all to “share our first and best for God.”

The Larger Church

The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry

Presiding Bishop
The Episcopal Church

The Rt. Rev. John Harvey Taylor

Bishop Diocesan
Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles

The Rev. Sally Monastiere

Priest Assisting
smonastiere@stmarks-upland.org

Carol Morgan

Senior Warden
seniorwarden@stmarks-upland.org

Kimberly Cortner

Junior Warden
juniorwarden@stmarks-upland.org

Jackie Wilds

Interim Preschool Director
jwilds@stmarks-upland.org

Staff:
The Very Rev. Keith Yamamoto – Rector rector@stmarks-upland.org
The Rev. Sally Monastiere – Priest Assisting smonastiere@stmarks-upland.org
TBD – Director of Music and Organist music@stmarks-upland.org
Rose Barraza – Parish Administration parishadmin@stmarks-upland.org
Jackie Wilds – Interim Preschool Director jwilds@stmarks-upland.org

 

Vestry:
Carol Morgan – Senior Warden, Newcomer Ministry, Capital Campaign seniorwarden@stmarks-upland.org
Kimberly Cortner – Junior Warden, Communications juniorwarden@stmarks-upland.org
Nick Adams – Worship
Dean Billman – Capital Campaign
Karin Brown – Vestry Affairs
Marcia Godwin – Finance & Stewardship
Sharon Muehlbacher – Buildings & Grounds
Barbara Nalbach – Christian Formation, Fellowship, Outreach
Vicki Levario – Clerk
Derek May – Treasurer

Church Elders:
Skip and Bobbi Arjo
Murray Duvall
Alice Granewich
Helena Kooiman
Peter Mow

Emeriti:
Canon Serena Beeks – Head of School Emerita
William Carrington – Organist and Choir Director Emeritus
The Rev. Konrad White – Rector Emeritus

Canons:
Canon Clare Bangao – Diocesan Coordinator for Mission Congregations
Canon Serena Beeks, DMin – US Coordinator for Haiti Episcopal School Partnerships
Canon Gisele Tackoor, JD – Director of Recruitment and Admissions at Pilgrim Place
The Rev. Canon Judy Heffron – Dean Emerita of Deanery 6