Mary’s Ministry

Mary’s Ministry, assists, supports and encourages parishioners at times of vulnerability in their lives and celebrates with them in times of joy. Shepherds, Pastoral Support, and Pastoral Resources combine to create a new system–Mary’s Ministry–to ensure that “no one walks alone.”

At St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, pastoral care is led by The Rev. Amy Slater and is composed clergy, staff and lay volunteers working together. Elizabeth Bruington serves as St. Mary’s staff pastoral care administrator. Elizabeth manages the volunteers and systems and programs within Mary’s Ministry. Elizabeth can be reached at 703-527-6800 or Elizabeth.Bruington@StMarysArlington.org.

From support to families of newborns to hosting a reception after a memorial service and at many points between, many Mary’s Ministry volunteers demonstrate the love and concern they have for parishioners during these special times in their lives.

Mary’s Ministry Shepherds
Mary’s Ministry shepherds are laity who keep in touch with a particular segment of the congregation. They function much like a neighborhood watch. Upon learning that one of “their” households is experiencing a situation for which pastoral support might be helpful, shepherds make contact and offer the services of St. Mary’s clergy and various pastoral support ministries.

If you would like someone to talk to for guidance, please contact a shepherd. One shepherd per group takes turns each month to be “on call.”

For parishioners with last names A-K:

On Call for December: Nancy Brooks
Nancy_Smith_Brooks@hotmail.com
703-615-6450

Linda Kunder
KunderlH@Verizon.net
703-525-9647

Carmen Oviedo Miller
OviedoCarmenC@gmail.com
571-424-0896

For parishioners with last names L-Z:

On Call for December: Lisa Giesler
LisaGiesler25@gmail.com
703-625-7877

 

Beverly Hess
BevyHess@gmail.com
703-622-0867
Sally Scott
Sally@ScottMix.com
571-215-2754