The Reverend Dawn-Victoria Mitchell, Priest-in-Charge
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Chenango Bridge called the Rev. Dawn-Victoria Mitchellto serve as Priest-in-Charge beginning September 1, 2021.
Dawn-Victoria was born and raised in a suburb just north of Boston, Massachusetts, then lived in Missouri for a total of almost 22 years. In fifth grade, she began attending the small United Methodist congregation where she had been baptized as an infant. She came to the Episcopal Church during her studies at St. Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Missouri, and credits her four years at an all-girls Roman Catholic high school, together with John Wesley’s emphasis on the Eucharist, for bringing her into The Episcopal Church. Dawn-Victoria is an avid student and lover of Episcopal liturgy.
Dawn-Victoria enjoys reading in her downtime, particularly classics of English literature such as Jane Austen, William Shakespeare, and Charles Dickens and mysteries by Agatha Christie and Louise Penny. She also enjoys walking and being outdoors, and considers international travel a passion. She has been to the Holy Land, England, Greece, Rome, Paris, Spain and Portugal. Her favorite travel, though, is her visits to spoil her three nephews, two nieces, and great-nephew and great-niece. She is owned by a cat, a Bombay named Shalimar. She is currently working on a D.Min in Congregational Growth and Development through the Bexley-Seabury Seminary Federation in Chicago, IL.
Reverend Deacon David Stickley
Ordained a deacon in June 2009, David Stickley moved to New York after having been in the diocese of California nearly 25 years. David graduated from School from Deacons with a degree in Diaconal Studies and from Ithaca College with a degree in business management. He has worked extensively in Office Administration and Management, and in Retail and Retail Management. David currently works as the administrative person for the Department of Faith Formation in the national Episcopal Church offices. He has participated extensively in the Bay Area in programs serving unhoused people, from feeding and housing to pastoral care on the streets. He is currently beginning jail ministry with the Broome County Council of Churches. You may notice a thread of serving those who are marginalized and oppressed – this is always close to the deacon’s heart as one who helps the Church fulfill its mission in the world (ref Acts 6:1-6).