St. Marks Episcopal Church
111 West Shore Road ~ Warwick, RI ~ 401.737.3127


The Rev'd Susan Wrathall, Rector

Mother Wrathall is a native Rhode Islander who spent much of her adult life as a special education and first grade teacher in the Westerly School Department. She received her BS in Elementary Education in 1974 and Masters in Education in 1977 from Rhode Island College. After a full career in education she answered God's call to ordained ministry, earning a Master of Divinity in 2006 from the General Theological Seminary in New York City. Mother Susan was ordained to the diaconate on Ascension Day 2006 by The Rt. Rev. David Joslin, assisting bishop in Rhode Island. On December 16, 2006 she was ordained priest by The Rt. Rev. Geralyn Wolf, 12th Bishop of Rhode Island. Mother Susan served as Assistant to the Rector at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Pawtucket for almost three and one-half years before being called as the fourth rector of St. Mark's in September 2009. Mother Susan is the proud grandmother of four and is only to happy to show pictures.
 

Linda Wiles, Director of Music

Linda Wiles is new to Rhode Island. Her native tongue is "Oklahoman" but she has also lived in Kansas, Texas, Arizona, and most recently, Nebraska. Linda holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Oklahoma Baptist University, a Master of Arts from Texas Woman's University, is a K-12 Certified Music Teacher in Rhode Island, and is Nationally Certified in Early Adolescent Mathematics by the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards. Her past work experiences include her private piano studio in 4 states, directing children's and adult choirs in many churches, teaching a variety of music classes at Mid-Plains Community College in Nebraska, and teaching Middle School math for 16 years. She has performed as soloist with 3 symphonies and in many duo-piano concerts throughout the United States. Linda is married to Reverend Tom Wiles who is the Executive Minister for Rhode Island American Baptists. They have 3 children and 3 grandchildren in Oklahoma, Iowa, and Arizona.

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Michele Wiech, Parish Administrator

Michele is responsible for all of the office and clerical activities that support the community of St. Mark's. She is a great resource for the general activities of the church and current schedules. Michele updates our membership database and maintains information on the many services and programs offered at St. Mark's. She is the keeper of all parish records. She compiles and publishes the weekly bulletins, schedules events and gathers information and prepares the monthly newsletter, The Light. She also maintains all of the supplies and office equipment.  Michele is a parishioner of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Warwick.

 

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Henry Champoux, Sexton

 

Henry Champoux has been working as St. Mark's sexton for many years. His responsibilities include cleaning and oversight of building maintenance, setting up for and breaking down after events held on the church grounds. In addition to his work as sexton Henry serves on the Buildings and Grounds committee and is a member of the St. Mark Choir. he and his wife Mary enjoy traveling and have made numerous trips across country.

Nicole Resendes, Social Work Intern

Nicole Resendes is our first Social Work intern. She assists Mother Wrathall and the parish as a whole with outreach efforts. Nicole is currently a senior at Rhode Island College working towards her Bachelor of  Social Work degree. She is originally from Fall River and moved to West Warwick twelve years ago. Nicole is a wife and mother of two children and has spent the last 20 years in the customer service industry. She enjoys her work with the St. Mark' community.

 

Nicole will generally be in the office Tuesday & Wednesday mornings and at our Community Lunch.

 

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Dawn Anderson, Social Work Intern

Dawn is a junior at Rhode Island College and is joining St. Mark's as an intern. She will be assisting with community outreach as well as other social work functions. Originally from Massachusetts, Dawn moved to Rhode Island several years ago and resides in Cranston with her husband and daughter. She will be in the office Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9-1 and at the Community Lunch the last Saturday of every month.