Clergy

Danny Schieffler

Danny Schieffler

Danny Schieffler

Rector

dschieffler@st-marks.com

Danny came to St. Mark’s in 2008 after serving nine years at St John’s, Fort Smith, AR. Danny enjoys preaching, teaching, pastoral care and overseeing the wide variety of ministries at St. Mark’s.

He has served as an EFM mentor, Christ Care group equipper, Bible study teacher, Centering Prayer Support group leader, and Cursillo Spiritual Director. More than anything, he loves supporting and empowering the laity of St. Mark’s to do their ministry.

Before entering the priesthood in 1999, Danny practiced law in Helena-West Helena for 16 years after attending the University of Arkansas College of Business and the School of Law. He received his M. Div from the School of Theology in Sewanee, TN. He and Judy have three grown children, David, Sarah and Laura. When not at St. Mark’s you are likely to find him on one of the many rivers and streams in Arkansas fly fishing or kayaking.

 

Michael McCain

Michael McCain

Assistant Rector

mmccain@st-marks.com

Michael is a native of Little Rock and is excited to return to his hometown to serve as Curate at St. Mark’s. He earned his M.Div. from the School of Theology at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.

Before Seminary he attended the University of Arkansas earning a B.S.B.A in Finance with Minors in Economics and Religious Studies. He spent a few years in the business world working for Amazon.com in Lexington, Kentucky and the McLarty Companies in Little Rock.

Michael is a lifelong Episcopalian and was an active member of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral growing up. He attended Episcopal schools throughout his childhood and is a proud graduate of St. Mark’s Day School.

In addition to serving St. Mark’s, Michael enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, fly fishing on the Little Red, and playing with his black lab, Bella.

Patricia Matthews

Assistant Rector

PMatthews_horizontalPatricia comes to Saint Mark’s after 19 years as the Director of Children and Youth Formation for several Episcopal churches, most recently at Christ Church, Little Rock. She was ordained a priest in 2016 and is excited to broaden her role in the church.

Patricia loves teaching and learning. In 2016, she graduated from the Iona Initiative through the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin. She was an English major in college, with a particular love for poetry. She also loves preaching and attended the Preaching Excellence Program. Patricia is trained in stewardship development, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, dream work, and is a certified yoga instructor. She has also served on the House of Prayer Board and chaired the Keller Fund for Mission.

Patricia is married to James Matthews and has three children. Dillon is 15, Zoë is 12, and Louisa is 5. The whole family loves creating things, digging in the dirt, and chasing their two chickens around the yard.

Susan Loy Lyon

Susan Loy Lyon

Deacon

drsusanloylyon@gmail.com

Susan Loy Lyon was born in St. Louis and baptized on Easter Sunday.  After growing up in Illinois, she was graduated from Colorado College with majors in art and pre-med/dental, including a heavy dose of music (primarily pipe organ).  She then studied at The University of Texas Dental School in Houston, earning her D.D.S. degree.  Though retired from dentistry, Susan has participated in numerous medical mission trips in Haiti and Mexico.  After a long spiritual journey, and as a result of taking organ lessons at St. Mark’s, she “came home” to The Episcopal Church and was confirmed in 1992.  Susan is grateful to the Episcopal community for their persistent support of her calling to the diaconate.  She is a graduate of the three year Iona Initiative and delighted to serve as deacon at St. Mark’s. Today, Susan enjoys her bicycle (named “Linus”), music, art, and “roughing it” in the outdoors with her three sons and daughter-in-law.

 

Joanna Seibert

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Joanna Seibert

Deacon

joannaseibert@me.com

Dr. Joanna Seibert is a retired professor of radiology and pediatrics at Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) and the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences and has been an ordained deacon for 15 years. She is the author of several books and has been a writer for Forward, Day by Day. She is a frequent retreat leader and facilitator and trainer for the Community of Hope and Walking the Mourner’s Path and has served on the board of the Episcopal National Recovery Ministries and presently is on the Board and Board of Visitors of Camp Mitchell. Joanna and her husband have 3 grown children and 6 grandchildren and have lived in Little Rock for 40 years. Coming back to St. Mark’s is coming home. This is the church where her children were raised and where she made a commitment to a Christian Rule of Life.