The Reverend Stephen Mazingo, Rector
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Stephen Mazingo was born in Jacksonville, North Carolina. A cradle Episcopalian, he attended his church EYC program and diocese events including New Beginnings and Happening. He served on the Diocese Youth Commission for two years. It was through these experiences that he decided to pursue the track to priesthood.
Stephen attended Appalachian State University, where he was involved in the Westminster-Canterbury Fellowship, the Episcopal-Presbyterian Campus ministry. Stephen graduated with a degree in philosophy and religion and a minor in business. In the winter of 2003 he was accepted as a postulant of the Diocese of East Carolina and to the Virginia Theological Seminary.
After graduating from VTS, Stephen was ordained Deacon in New Bern, North Carolina. His first post was as a missionary of the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Matlosane, South Africa. He was ordained a priest in December 2007 at the Cathedral of the Resurrection, Ikageng, South Africa. Stephen then served as Associate Rector at St. James Parish in Wilmington, North Carolina from 2008 to 2012. Stephen was called to St. Peter's in January 2013.
The Reverend Marcia King, Part-time Associate Rector
Marcia King was born in Knoxville, Tennessee but has lived in Jacksonville, Florida most of her life. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of North Florida. She was employed by Prudential Insurance Company for 27 years, retiring in 2001 as the Director of Sales and Marketing.
She was senior warden at Resurrection Episcopal Church when she felt the call from God to become a priest. Marcia attended Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry, graduating in 2004. She was ordained by Bishop Howard in June 2004 and was called to St. John's Episcopal Church in Ocean Springs as assistant rector. In 2005, after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, Marcia served the people of that area in leadership activities to support the parish, Diocese and community. In 2007, she was called to St. George's Episopal Church in Nashville as associate rector and director of ministry.
Upon the birth of her grandson in 2012, Marcia and her husband John, retired to Fernandina Beach to be close to family in Jacksonville. She was called to assist St. Peter's as part-time associate rector in February 2014. Marcia celebrates at alternate Sunday and Wednesday services, substitutes when Father Stephen is away and teaches Christian formation classes.
The Reverend Brian Alberti, Associate Rector
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The Reverend Brian Alberti is native to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee with a Bachelor of Fine Art, he attended Duke Divinity School where he earned a Master of Divinity. In 2015, Brian completed a Diploma in Anglican Studies from the School of Theology at the University of the South: Sewanee. Ordained in 2009, Brian was received as a Priest of the Episcopal Church in May of 2018.
Prior to completing a diploma in Anglican studies, Brian served as supply priest to the Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee. In the spring of 2017, he was called to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church where he now serves as Associate Rector for Outreach. In addition to mission and outreach, Brian assists the Reverend Stephen Mazingo in the regular preaching rotation and weekly celebration of Holy Eucharist.
The Reverend Deacon Carolyn Murdoch,Deacon
Deacon Murdoch was ordained in the Diocese of Georgia in January 2011. When she moved to our community in the fall of 2012, with the permission of the Bishop of Florida, she became St. Peter's deacon. As deacon, she assists in leading worship services, provides pastoral care and seeks to expand St. Peter's outreach ministries throughout our community.
The Reverend Deacon Evelyn Payson, Deacon
Evelyn Payson has been a deacon since 1992. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, she has spent most of her life in southern Wisconsin. She graduated from Harvard, majoring in history, and earned an MSLS at Simmons. Her library career spanned over 45 years, primarily at Nashotah House Seminary, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and University of Wisconsin-Rock County where she served as library director.
She is a cradle Episcopalian, married to Fr. Charles Payson since 1964, and was ordained deacon in the Diocese of Milwaukee. She has served at St. Andrew’s Church, Madison, WI; St. Anskar’s Church, Rockford, IL; Trinity Church, Janesville, WI; and St. Luke’s Church, Whitewater, WI. She has taught church history in the deacon training programs of the dioceses of Milwaukee and Chicago and is historiographer of the Diocese of Milwaukee. In recent years she has been involved in ministry with the elderly, hospice work, and the Haiti Project of the Diocese of Milwaukee. She and her husband Charles moved to Fernandina Beach in late 2016 and Bishop Howard has licensed her to serve at St. Peter’s.
The Right Reverend Samuel Johnson Howard,
BishopThe Episcopal Diocese of Florida
Bishop Howard, a native of North Carolina, was elected bishop coadjutor of the Episcopal Diocese of Florida on May 16, 2003 and was consecrated at Saint Johns Cathedral, Jacksonville on November 1, 2003. He was installed as bishop of the diocese on January 29, 2004, following the retirement of Bishop Jecko.
Click on the Bishop's photo for more information about our diocese and bishop. There you will also find periodic communications (pastoral letters) from Bishop Howard.