St. Paul’s Vestry
Del has been with St. Paul’s for about 5 years along with his husband Jason and two boys, Jayden and Kody. Del’s family has been very involved with Acolytes, as Ushers, as a LEM and Lector, providing care in the nursery and teaching Godly Play. Del has been a volunteer for Peddlers’ Fair as we as one of the bakers of fine goodies for the Share Our Strength bake sale. Del and his family are proud to be devoted to the St. Paul’s Family of friends and will continue to show their commitment to the faith by their active participation in the community of St. Paul’s.
My name is Lori Friday. I first came to St Paul’s in 1997. Father Harold Clinehens was the rector at the time. After the first service I attended, Father Harold said “Come back!” It was the first time I felt wanted in a church even though I had been going to church with my family since I was a child. It was the start of many life experiences at St Paul’s that have brought me community, spiritual growth and healing. I love the traditions of the Episcopal church. I am especially grateful for weekly Eucharist. I have deep respect for the leadership of Jeanne Forte and the dedication and generosity of the congregation. I serve on the Altar Guild and appreciate the quiet time that comes with those duties. I am enjoying new experiences with SSP and look forward to my first trip in June. Over the years, St Paul’s has also brought me opportunities to serve in KVA and the Peddlers’ Fair. Just as I have grown up at St Paul’s, so have my three children. I am grateful for the haven St Paul’s has become for them. It is an honor and a gift to be a part of St. Paul’s vestry and congregation.
I am passionate about growth, health and fitness.I am blessed with three great kids….Emily, Jake and Rosalie. I love being their mom. I work full time in San Francisco as a commercial insurance broker. I graduated from UC Berkeley. I play softball twice a week and can still turn a double play. I love running the trail in the Benicia hills even though it kills me every time. I have a very full life and I am grateful for every bit of it.
Mark J. Sally
Mark likes the way the Episcopal Church blends the early Christian worship styles with contemporary culture. Mark and his wife Suzanna, began worshipping in the Episcopal tradition in 1986. Job location assignments have taken them to multiple communities over the years, with Benicia being the place they plan to stay in retirement. Mark believes that Vestry members need to support & encourage the work of the Holy Spirit through the clergy and congregation. He also brings some Christian & secular organizational skills to the team including past Vestry/church council experience, leadership roles in volunteer and professional organizations (scouting, youth sports, Christian education & youth leader, budgeting, and professional societies), and leadership of small & large teams for projects in the semiconductor & energy industries. Mark is also a member of the Gibb’s Society at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific and believes in supporting those that are called to religious vocations.
I have been a member of St. Paul’s since 1983 when my husband, Jim, and I moved to Benicia. I practice law in Danville, and am in the process of retiring after 35 years. Our involvement in St. Paul’s community has enriched us in countless ways. Currently I enjoy serving as a LEM and singing in the choir. I served on the Vestry and as Senior Warden in the 1990s, and was a member of the Rector search committee that recommended Jeanne to serve as our Rector. I have also provided legal services to the Diocese. I have agreed to serve on the vestry because my work career has slowed down, and I want to again serve in the leadership of the church.
I’ve attended St. Paul’s since 1993. I served as Jr. Warden for two terms for a total of seven years. I’ve been a member of the 11 am choir since 1997. I was on the search committee during Rev. Wendy Watson’s interim at St. Paul’s. Carol and I were married here in 1995 by Fr. Harold Clinehens. I’ve either repaired or refurbished just about everything on the church property. I have also been an usher and I am currently a lector.