Ministry Team


 

The Rev. Mark Bradshaw: Rector

It is not often that one has the opportunity to serve at his/her home parish. Katie and I began attending St. Barnabas shortly after we were married and moved to Pasadena in 2010. After going through a season of disillusionment with “the church,” I wanted to find a small(er) church, within walking distance, and (hopefully) in the Episcopal/Anglican tradition. I had not grown up in the Episcopal church, but there was something about its breadth historically, theologically and globally that drew me. What I have come to experience is a form of worship with immense beauty, which is dependent upon the participation of the congregation rather than the personality of the senior pastor. You may have heard the term “liturgical church;” liturgy means, the work of the people. On our first Sunday at St. Barnabas Katie and I were welcomed with such warmth that we knew we had found our home.

Someone mentioned to me recently that St Barnabas is a place of refuge for them. That fits. There are a number of us who did not grow up Episcopalian or who come from different (or larger) church backgrounds. We are a family size church, which we find to be a breath of fresh air. We serve dinner to the local homeless shelter once a month, we aim to serve our community as needs arise, but by and large we are a place of refuge for those who are looking for a place to belong and call home once or twice a week (we also meet on Wednesday evenings for prayer and bible study). We love Jesus and we love people, and, by God’s grace, we trust we are being formed into disciples of what the early Christians called, “the Way.”

We hope you will come and be with us for a Sunday, or two. If the Spirit nudges your heart that you have found a place of refuge, come and join us. — Mark

mark@stbarnabaspasadena.org

 

Supporting Clergy:

The Rev. Argola “Golie” Haynes: Assisting Priest, retired

 

Previous Clergy:

The Rev. John Goldingay: Priest-in-Charge Emeritus.

The Rev. Canon Jamesetta Hammons: Deacon Emeritus

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Preaching Team:

(Fr. Mark preaches every other week)

Joshua Beckett, MDiv, PhD student in Theology.

Abigayle Craigg, MAT, PhD student in Psychology.

The Rev. Argola Haynes, MDiv.

Aaron Yenney, MAT.


St. Barnabas Church Vestry:

  • The Rev. Mark Bradshaw, Rector
  • The Rev. Argola Haynes, Assisting Priest
  • Althea Williams, Senior Warden
  • Violet Zacarias, Junior Warden
  • Jonathan Williams, Treasurer
  • Suzanne Brown, Clerk
  • Jushua Beckett
  • Susan Daniels
  • Pat Edwards
  • Robert Edwards
  • Marco White

Sunday School & Kid’s Church

  • Sue Daniels
  • Sylvia Wiggins
  • Katie Bradshaw

Pastoral Care Team ( & Lay Eucharistic Ministers)

  • The Rev. Argola Haynes
  • Robert Edwards
  • Deborah Williams
  • Geneva Fulbright
  • Violet Zacarias
  • Sue Daniels

Altar Guild

  • Sue Daniels
  • Violet Zacarias
  • Althea Williams