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.
Lisa Fry comes to St. Mark’s from Phoenix, Arizona, where she worked at St. Mark’s in Mesa, and St. Augustine’s in Tempe. She is involved in all ministries at St. Mark’s, with special emphasis on youth and families.
Lisa served as the Youth Director at St. Boniface Episcopal Church, a large parish in Sarasota, Florida, for several years, has served on youth commissions for both the Diocese of Southwest Florida and Chicago, served on the Commission on Ministry in SW Florida, and has directed SW Florida’s diocesan youth camp.
While in Arizona, Lisa served three missions at the request of the Diocese, including one in Gila Bend where she coordinated all ministries and liturgies, as well as working with St. Brigid’s Community, an avowed Anglimergent community of young adults from ASU and Tempe.
Before entering Virginia Theological Seminary, Lisa worked as an actor on stage, in film, and in voiceover work. She enjoys antiquing, hiking and watching Dr. Who.
In the early 60′s, the church was the center of young Len Griffin’s life. That church just happened to be St. Mark’s! Graduating with a MS from the University of Arkansas and marrying the love of his life in 1970, he left Arkansas to spend 27 years with Gerber–with much of the last 10 years overseas.
Ordained a Deacon in 1984 after attending Nashotah House Episcopal seminary in the diocese of Milwaukee, Len retired and returned to Arkansas in 1999. With two children and now 6 grandchildren, Len enjoys hunting, fishing, golf and our beautiful state.
Len is President of the Board of Directors of St. Francis House, an outreach ministry of the Episcopal Church in southwest Little Rock and spends much of his time supporting that ministry. Deacons are to “be in the world” and Len enjoys spending time at the prisons and with others who can’t join us at church on Sundays.
The Rt. Rev. Larry E. Maze was elected to serve as the 12th Bishop of the Diocese of Arkansas on November 13, 1993. At the end of 13 years as diocesan bishop, he resigned and retired on January 1, 2007. He and his wife, Beth, continue to reside in Little Rock. Bishop Maze became Bishop-in-Residence at St. Mark’s June 1, 2008.
He is a native of Montana, though he has lived in the South since 1974, first in Mississippi, and then in Arkansas. He is a graduate of Montana State University and the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas. Over his 34 years of ordained leadership he served as a school chaplain, the Vicar of a small mission, the Rector of three parishes, and finally as the Bishop of Arkansas. In retirement, he is often invited to preach and lecture around the country, especially in the area of Jungian spirituality and dreamwork for Christians.
The Mazes enjoy their almost 100 year old home in Hillcrest and spend much time renewing, reshaping and landscaping. They enjoy three grandchildren, the latest of whom lives close enough to be a frequent visitor.