Parker Garrett

Children, Youth, and Family Ministries Director, Saint Mark’s Church, Altadena

PGYM co-chair; Beloved Community Story Sharing Campaign StoryWeaver; former youth minister of St. Luke’s Birmingham, Alabama; former youth department advisor for the Diocese of Alabama.

I’m eager to see creative, fresh leadership emerge in our church. As a lay professional who preaches occasionally, people often ask when I will seek ordination. This points to an unspoken belief that all leaders are ordained. We often forget the vibrant opportunities that exist within lay ministry.  I am excited for the work of discernment with others, especially to lift up the diverse expressions of leadership in ministry.