Our Staff

Meet our leadership

Say hello to the leadership team at St. Mark's. Got questions? Contact us by emailing office@stmarksmarco.org or call us at 230-394-7242.

Rev. Jessica Harris Babcock - Rector

Rev. Jessica serves in an executive pastor role at St. Mark’s guiding the work and growth of the church through preaching, teaching, pastoral care and good administration. She is married to her husband of 28 years, Dwight, and they have two daughters, Emory (23) and Adelaide (21). You can contact Jessica at office@stmarksmarco.org.

Rev. Kathy Schillreff - Assisting Priest

Rev. Kathy assists with services, preaching and teaching. Retired from St. Monica’s in Naples after 19 years, she gifts her time to St. Mark’s. You can contact Kathy at kschillreff@comcast.net.

Peggy Totten - Director of Family Ministries

Peggy oversees our preschool, managing 40+ preschool children and teachers. She’s a legend on the island and is known as “Miss Peggy” by many families who had children in her preschool program. Additionally, she serves as our Director of Family Ministries – coordinating formation for our Youth and Children. You can contact Peggy at pstotten@comcast.net.

Helga Bartus - Organist

Helga serves as our organist and pianist at all services, guides the “Friends of Music” concert series, and hand bells at St. Mark’s. She also publishes our weekly e-newsletter, The Vine. You can contact Helga at helga@stmarksmarco.org.

Shane Totten - Band Director

Shane brings the 9:00 Family Service alive with his wonderful blend of secular and sacred music performed by the No Exceptions Band. You can contact Shane at tottensh@gmail.com.

Todd Peterson - Choir Director

Todd helps our choir members shine by bringing out the best in each individual voice. Todd leads our adult choir with a special blend of teaching, joy and encouragement. You can contact Todd at etpeterson@mac.com.

Khatuna Chkuaseli - Church Operations Manager

As our Operations Manager, Khatuna is responsible for keeping the church campus running smoothly by managing vendors, scheduling repairs, maintaining the church calendar and website, overseeing video streaming on Sunday Mornings, and general office and ministry support. You can contact Khatuna at office@stmarksmarco.org.

Kathie Osswald - Office Assistant

Kathie produces our worship bulletin each week and maintains our Member Database. You can contact Kathie at kathieo@stmarksmarco.org.

Anthony van de Ven, CPA

Anthony is our wonderful staff accountant who keeps our accounts straight, coordinates audits and consults with leadership regarding our finances. You can contact him at bookkeeper@stmarksmarco.org.