Our Clergy & Staff


The Very Reverend Jason S. S. Patterson, Rector

Fr. Patterson and his family (Sara & David) came to St. Mark’s in the Fall of 2011. He is a graduate of Trinity College (B.A. in Biblical Studies), Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (M.A.R. Systematic Theology) and is a candidate for the D.Min (Westminster Theological Seminary). Fr. Patterson is the Head of School for St. Mark’s Classical Academy and is the Dean of the Philadelphia Deanery of the Reformed Episcopal Church. In the diocese he serves on the Nominating Committee and Standing Committee, and is Chairman of the Christian Education Committee. Hobbies include fly-fishing, photography, reading, and iconography.


The Reverend Alan R. Crippen II, Assisting Presbyter

Fr. Crippen is a graduate of Cairn University (B.S. in Biblical Studies) and Westminster Theological Seminary (M.A.R). He is Chief of Exhibits, and Public Engagement for the Faith & Liberty Discovery Center at the American Bible Society on Independence Mall in Philadelphia. Previously he served as founding president of the John Jay Institute. He is a licensed clergyman in this diocese, with canonical residency as Archdeacon in the Convocation of Anglicans in North America. His wife (Michelle) and daughter (Felicity) are members of St. Mark’s.


The Reverend Matthew Maule, Curate

Mr. Maule graduated from Patrick Henry College (B.A. Political Science) and the Reformed Episcopal Seminary (M.Div). He has been a part of this parish since 2014. Mr. Maule is a full-time teacher at our school and is a frequent preacher and teacher here.


The Reverend Tait Deems, Curate

Fr. Deems has an undergraduate degree in Political Theory from Patrick Henry College and a M.Div from the Reformed Episcopal Seminary. He was made a Deacon in the REC Diocese of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic in the spring of 2018. He and Amy (with children Penny, Titus, and Teresa) have been a part of our parish since 2014. Fr. Deems is a full-time teacher at our school and also (along with Amy) leads our Youth Ministry.


Mr. William Riley, Organist & Choirmaster