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The Reverend Roy Tripp, Rector

Office - 843.379.1020   Cell  339-499-8566

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Roy Tripp assumed leadership of our growing congregation in March 2017. A native of Maine, Roy has spent the past 20 years in parish ministry, most recently as Rector of St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in Duxbury, Massachusetts. He graduated from Seattle Pacific University before going on to the Church Divinity School of the Pacific where he graduated with a Master of Divinity degree in 1996. His ministry has taken him and his family to serve parishes in Washington State, Delaware, and Massachusetts. He has served at both the diocesan and national church levels.





The Reverend Roger Smith

Rector Emeritus

Roger Smith launched St. Mark's Chapel in his living room on October 26, 2003. A native of Jackson, Michigan, Roger received a Master of Divinity degree from the Episcopal Divinity School. He served congregations in the Virgin Islands, Connecticut, Michigan, Massachusetts, and South Carolina over his long career.






The Reverend Patricia Daniel-Turk

Clergy Associate

Patricia is a native North Carolinian, a true "Tarheel" born and bred. She received her Masters in Divinity in 1985 from THE Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria and was ordained a transitional Deacon in 1985, then a priest in 1986. Prior to retirement in 2010, Patricia served parishes in the Dioceses of North Carolina, Central Florida and Florida. Prior to seminary, she worked in the field of social work, with a data processing company in public relations, and with the Research Triangle Institute. Patricia and husband Jim retired to Beaufort in 2011 after 23 years in Florida. They have one son, Rob, an English Springer Spaniel named Max, and a black cat named Nicky. Her interests include reading, knitting, time with family and friends, walking, and taking full advantage of life in the South Carolina Lowcountry.



The Reverend Jack F. Nietert

Clergy Associate

Jack was born and raised in New York as an Episcopalian.  He attended Hobart College and The General Theological Seminary.  After being ordained in 1966, he served congregations in the Hudson River Valley before moving to Mt. Pleasant in 1975.  Except for a nine year tenure as Rector of a church in Kansas City, MO, he served congregations and the Diocese of South Carolina for 40 years.  Currently, he is retired but assists with a mid-week service at All Saints, Hilton Head and fills in when needed at St. Mark’s. Occasionally, he supplies at other congregations in the Diocese. Most of his free time is now spent in his woodworking shop.  Jack and his wife, Chris, have lived in Beaufort for 18 years and have four adult children, five grandchildren and a cute old dog.


The Reverend Deacon Judy Parichy


Judy was born and raised on Lookout Mountain, Tennessee and attended the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Years later, following marriage and children, Judy began to feel called to a deeper role in church life. Completing her undergraduate degree at Villanova, Judy decided her call was to the Diaconate, not the Priesthood.  Ordained four years later, she was assigned to an inner city church, St. Gabriel's, in North Philadelphia, which ministered to a community in which 48 languages were spoken, and children went to school hungry. In addition, Judy pursued a certificate in Spiritual Direction which assists her in helping individuals sort out ways in which God is acting in their lives.  Judy and her husband Jerry are delighted to be a part of St. Mark’s worshipping family.