Our Rector


Hi! My name is Rob Clarke and I'm a born and bred Episcopalian reared in the Diocese of Chicago. I've been a parishioner at Christ Church, Winnetka and at St. Chrysostom's in Chicago. I did my field work at St. Matthew's Evanston and was ordained Deacon from that parish. My first job in the church was as the curate at Church of the Advent in Logan Square. While in graduate school I hung my cassock at St. Augustine's Church in Wilmette. During that time I was a supply priest to over 40 congregations from Lake Villa in the north to New Rochelle in the west and to Joliet in the south. It was also during that time that I had my first experiences as an interim minister. First in a couple of rural missions and later in several suburban and urban parishes. Eventually I worked as the Interim Dean of St. Paul's Cathedral in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Most recently I have been assisting at St. Mark's in Albuquerque, NM.

I am a Navy veteran. Ten years ago my college sweetheart, Laurel, and I married and I have a step daughter from her. I received my B.A. from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, my M.Div. from Seabury-Western in Evanston, and my D. Min. from Chicago Theological Seminary in Hyde Park. I look forward to our time together and hope and pray that it will prosper us all as we grow together in Christ.

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