Kids and Youth

Family Ministries

A Message from Peggy Totten, Director of Family Ministries

Over 11 years ago, my family and I found our way to St. Mark’s Episcopal church. We wanted a place where our 3 children could strengthen their faith and be welcomed into a community. Shortly after visiting for the first time, I signed on as youth leader and my husband Shane started singing at Sunday services. We soon became fully immersed in this wonderful place that we now call our second home. Over the years, I filled various roles at the church teaching Christian Formation classes to all ages and also starting up St. Mark’s Preschool located here on campus. I will continue to minister to our Island’s prekindergarten students at the preschool and also work in my new but familiar role as Family Minister. 


I am honored to be a part of your family and want you to know that we care about you. I welcome your suggestions on how we can continue to make St. Mark’s your second home. 

Your first visit

Here's what to expect when visiting St. Mark's for the first time:

Check in at our Welcome Table located at the entrance to the church or in our Parish Hall. We will meet your family, gather your information and show you where Sunday School happens for our Pre-K to 5th grade kids as well as our Youth (6th through 12th grade).

Upon checking in for the first time, we will ask for the following personal information (NOTE: We value your privacy and will not share this information with anyone):

  • Parent/guardian name(s)
  • Child's name
  • Child's birthdate
  • Home address
  • Phone number
  • Any special instructions (allergies, special needs) for your children

Sunday School happens for both kids and youth directly after our 9:00 AM service.

  • Kids will meet on the playground during COVID
  • Youth will meet in Willis Ministry Center.

Got questions?

If you have further questions concerning our Youth Program, Sunday School experience, or visiting St. Mark's with children, simply click the button below and to get in touch with Peggy!