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The Rev. Canon Mark K. J. Robinson
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Our sixth Rector, The Rev Canon Mark K.J. Robinson, grew up in the Diocese of Ohio. He came east to Brooks School, North Andover, Mass before returning to Ohio and graduating from Kenyon College in 1981 where he worked in independent schools for three years. It was after teaching at Brooks School when Mark felt the call to the ordained ministry and became a catechist with the Anglican Church in Canada serving on the northern tip of Newfoundland-Labrador in the Parish of St. Anthony. After a year on the 'rock', Mark attended The Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. While in seminary Mark met Eleanor who was working as Public relations director for the Massachettues Audubon Society. They were married in 1987. The Robinson's have three daughters, Sewell, Kenyon '12, Frances, St. Lawrence '13, and Ren, Brooks School '13.
Mark was ordained in 1988 in the Episcopal Diocese of Maine. He began his ordained life at St. John's, Lafayette Square "Church of the Presidents", Washington, D.C. before moving to school ministry as school minister for St. Andrew’s School in Bethesda, Maryland. While at St. Andrews, Mark develeloped a relationship with the school and the Episcopal Diocese of Hondouras leading a trip there in the summer of 1989, and then developed an exchange with the Diocese of Cape Town where his family lived in 1993. He served concurrently as Assistant Rector at St. Francis Parish in Potomac, Maryland. Mark was called to serve as Rector at Calvary Church in Stonington, Connecticut where he assited in the rebuilding of the physical plant, started Calvary Nursery School and Calvary Music school and served for 16 years. Mark served as Dean of the Seabury Deanery, served on Committee One, and as Presedent of the Standing Committee of the Diocese of Connecticut before leaving parochial ministry to serve as Canon for Mission, Episcopal Diocese of Ohio.
In summary, over the years Mark has served as a school Chaplain, assistant rector, pastoral care associate, rector and Canon for Mission on a Diocesian Bishop’s staff. He is thankful for all the oppourtunities God has provided as he begins a new chapter back in parish ministry.
Kathy is a cradle Episcopalian and has been employed at Saint Ann's since 1996. Since 2000, her two faithful companions accompany her to work each day; Bella, a 95 lb. black lab and Murphy, a 75 lb. white german shepherd. They are now joined, for the last year and half, by Zoey, a 7 lb. chihuahua. The dogs have become an intricate part of the parish! Prior to Saint Ann's, Kathy worked at Turbo Products in Ivoryton, CT as Secretary to the Sales Department.
She is happily married with two great kids. A passion for Kathy is ballroom dancing. Although her husband doesn't share an interest in this sport, she and Jeff run and bike together just about everyday. Road races and charity rides keep fitness a major component in leading a healthy, balanced life.
Violeta Chan-Scott has been an active recitalist in the area for the past 15 years. She has given solo recitals in many churches including the Cathedral of St. Patrick in New York and the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. She holds a Master of Music degree from the Yale School of Music and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. She also did further studies at the Berliner Kirchenmusikschule in Germany. She is currently adjunct faculty at Mitchell College.
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