About Saint Martin’s
We practice an open and intentional hospitality here, and are fiercely committed to serving our wider community. Have a look around our website to get to know us. Then, please let us know how we can get to know you and help you feel at home.
Rev. Lisa Green
Lisa was called to St. Martin’s at the end of 2017, after six years as
rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Sutton MA. Previously she
served several churches in northern New Jersey, and before her
ordination in 2008 was Associate Director of Interweave, an interfaith
spirituality and wellness center. Lisa graduated from Drew Theological
School in 2007 and from the College of William and Mary in 1983. She
lives in Hampton with her husband the Rev. Warren Hicks, and their Wheaten Terrier Brendan
Rev. Darlene Jackson
Darlene graduated from the University of the South, Education for Ministry (EfM) program through the School of Theology. After EfM Darlene was employed as a Communications Assistant at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Hampton, VA until she began her journey to the Diaconate by attending the Diocese of Southern Virginia’s Deacon School, which included a year as an intern at Trinity Episcopal Church in Portsmouth, VA. Soon after ordination she was assigned to Christ the King Episcopal Church in Tabb, VA then St. Martin’s. Darlene is excited about her ministry and knows she is called by her vows to make Christ’s love known to the poor, the weak, the sick an the lonely (BCP 543).
Originally from eastern Pennsylvania, Kathleen is a graduate of Shenandoah University and also attended Virginia Theological Seminary. She joined the staff of St. Martin’s in January 2020, bringing with her an extensive nonprofit and church experience. Kathleen serves as office manager and director of operations, responsible for procedures and policies that support the entire parish with an efficient workflow and a healthy, warm environment. She lives in Williamsburg with her husband Peter.
Originally from Mobile, Alabama, Phaedra is a graduate of the New England Conservatory in Boston, and her professional engagements range from Opera to musical theatre. In 1999, Phaedra sang under the baton of Eduardo Müller of the Metropolitan Opera in the role of Agilea in Lucca, Italy. Other professional engagements include soloist for the AARP conventions at Chicago Symphony Hall and Nellis Airforce Base in Las Vegas. In 2001, Phaedra understudied the role of Emma under Sylvia Rhyne in Jekyll & Hyde at Downtown Cabaret Theatre in Bridgeport. As the Vocal Director at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Phaedra was responsible for casting and rehearsing all mainstage shows. In addition to her position as Music Director at St. Martin’s, Phaedra is a staff member at William & Mary, and also provides private music instruction.
Jennie Hogge is from Charlotte, North Carolina. As St. Martin’s financial manager, Jennie is responsible for accurately reporting our financial status to the Treasurer, Finance Committee and Vestry. She brings years of accounting experience and wisdom to the management of parish finances. Jennie lives in Williamsburg with her husband David, and their adorable dog Daisy.
Barb came to this area from Ft. Lauderdale, FL in 1981. As Pledge Treasurer Barb is responsible for recording, posting, and depositing all donations and other sources of income for the church. As a long-standing member of the Finance Committee, her accounting and analytical financial skills play an important role in developing our revenue budget for the coming year. During our pledge campaign in the fall, Barb coordinates pledge materials for distribution to parishioners. She also serves as an LEM at the 11:00 service. She and her husband, Mike, have a Golden Retriever, Ginger, and a cat TJ.
Children's Formation Coordinator
Valerie has resided on the Virginia peninsula most of her life. Before attending St. Martin’s, she served on the children’s leadership team and taught Sunday School at a nondenominational church in Newport News. She helped coordinate and write curriculum for a children’s ministry. As part of that experience she also co-coordinated and presented at the East Coast church convention for two years, and planned and taught Vacation Bible School for more than 500 children and their families. She has been teaching public school for 15 years.
Youth Formation Coordinator
Cornelia Taylor has joined the St. Martin’s staff as Youth Formation Coordinator. She is a member of St. Cyprian’s, Hampton, where she first attended until the age of five, when she and her family moved to Tennessee. Active in her parish and diocese youth activities, as a young adult she worked at Episcopal camps in Tennessee and Wisconsin before returning to Hampton in 2004. Back at St. Cyprian’s, she has worked with youth and taught confirmation classes. From 2010 to 2018 Cornelia was Director of Children’s and Youth Ministries at Grace Episcopal in Yorktown. She currently serves the diocese as EYC Board Adult Advisor and is Chaplain for Camp Chanco and a member of the Chanco Board Programming Committee. Welcome Cornelia!
St. Martin's Vestry
Class of 2022
Class of 2023
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