The ECS Board of Directors has been carefully selected to represent the geographic, ethnic and social ministry diversity of The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California. Many Program Ministries are represented on our boards and we have lay and clergy representatives. The board of ECS provides a unique balance which allows us to assist parishes and communities in the development and promotion of social ministries.
Lucretia+ refers to herself as semi-retired as she continues to be active with Episcopal Community Services and the Interfaith Council of Solano County and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Diocese. Most recently she was Priest-in-Charge of St. Luke's Church, Calistoga and has served in 4 other churches in this Diocese. Currently she is also becoming involved with the concept of Total Ministry or the Ministry of all the Baptized, as it has been and is being developed in this Diocese. She was an alternate delegate to General Convention this past year and has served on Diocesan Council.
After attending seminary at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, she was ordained Priest, in 1997. Her vision for life is the Reign or Kingdom of God, right here and now as Jesus states over and over again. His mission statement in Luke 4:16-21 and the voices of the prophets are the inspiration for her ministry and her life.
Her hobbies are reading and traveling. She is married to the The Rev. Walter E. Phelps, retired priest from the Diocese of California They live in Vacaville with their 2 cats.
Mara Arack is a deacon. She is married to George. She is assigned to two parishes: St. Francis, Fortuna, where she and George live July-December, and St. John's, Petaluma, where they live January-June.
After a hospital nursing career in ICU, I felt God’s call toHealth Ministries and Parish Nursing.
My home parish Trinity-Sutter Creek became the model for a paid
Parish Nurse Staff position and a fully developed Health Ministries now into it’s 17th year.This then lead to a call to become the Coordinator of Health Ministries in our Diocese.
One further step developed as I was asked to serve on the Board of Directors for National Episcopal Health Ministries. It’s not difficult to see that my passion for ministry is bringing an extra measure of God’s healing & health of body, mind & spirit to our congregations and the communities we serve.