Who We Are

The Rev. Gretchen Ratterree, priest in charge of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Newark NY

What Kind of Church Is St. Mark's?

St. Mark's is a community that seeks to find joy in Christ.  We welcome everyone, regardless of your religious background.  Come bless us with your presence. 

Clergy and Staff

The Rev. Gretchen S. Ratterree, Priest-in-Charge


(315) 830-0026

Rev. Gretchen has been priest-in-charge of St. Mark's since 2018.  Prior to her arrival at St. Mark's she served as the assistant priest at Episcopal Church of the Annunciation in Marietta, Georgia.  

She has spent most of her life in Atlanta, Georgia, the Southern Outer Banks of North Carolina, and Montgomery, Alabama.  She earned degrees from Auburn University Montgomery and the School of Theology at The University of the South.  After working as a Christian education director and youth minister for almost twenty years, she entered The General Seminary in New York City, where she earned a master of divinity in 2016.  

Deb Lustyk, Parish Administrator


(315) 331-3610

Deb Lustyk has been parish administrator since 2016.  Her previous position was in customer service and accounts receivable at Maco PKG in Newark.  She lives in Palmyra.

Dr. Zbigniew Grant, Music Director

Dr Zbigniew Grant has been music director at St. Mark's since 2014.  He is also the organist and choir director.

Gordon DePauw, Sexton

Gordon DePauw has been sexton at St. Mark's since 2018.