The Reverend Dr. Marcia King, Interim Rector
904.261.4293, ext 101
The Reverend Dr. Marcia King was born in Knoxville, Tennessee but lived in Jacksonville, Florida most of her life. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of North Florida and was employed by Prudential Insurance Company for 27 years, retiring in 2001 as the Director of Sales and Marketing. After responding to God's call to ordained ministry, Marcia graduated from Trinity School for Ministry in 2004. She served at churches in Ocean Springs, MS, and Nashville, TN before retiring to Fernandina Beach in 2012 to be nearer to family. She received her doctorate in 2019. Marcia was called to be Interim Rector of St Peter's Episcopal Church in November 2020.
The Reverend Brian Alberti, Associate Rector
904.261.4293 ext. 108
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 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 was called as Deacon at St. Peter's 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
The Reverend 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.
Evelyn was ordained deacon in the Diocese of Milwaukee and served five churches in the Milwaukee area. In addition, she taught church history in the deacon training programs of the dioceses of Milwaukee and Chicago. In recent years she has been involved in ministry with the elderly, hospice work, and the Haiti Project of the Diocese of Milwaukee. She was called to serve as a deacon at St. Peter's in 2016.
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.