Clergy

Danny Schieffler

Danny Schieffler

Danny Schieffler

Rector

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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

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Rev. Lisa Smith Fry

Associate Rector

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Lisa Fry loves to preach, teach and work with youth- whenever she gets the chance. Originally from Maine, she came to St. Mark’s from Phoenix, Arizona, where she worked at St. Mark’s in Mesa, Epiphany on the Desert in Gila Bend, and St. Augustine’s in Tempe.

Lisa serves on the Board of Director’s and Finance Committee of the Camp Mitchell Camp and Conference Center; is a facilitator for Walking the Mourner’s Path, a grief program through the Episcopal church; has been guest speaker at The Women’s Institute, speaking on Celtic Spirituality; runs dream groups and is co-director of the catechesis program of St. Mark’s.

Lisa earned her BA from Colby College and her masters at Virginia Theological Seminary. Prior to becoming ordained Lisa worked as an actor on stage, in film, and doing voiceover work. She has a daughter in graduate school in Tempe, AZ. Lisa enjoys antiquing, hiking and is an avid science fiction fan.

Len Griffin

Len Griffin

Len Griffin

Deacon

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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.

Susan Loy Lyon

Susan Loy Lyon

Deacon

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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.