St. Mark's Leadership Team

  • craig m. dressler, associate for parish life

    Craig Dressler, Associate for Parish Life, has been at St. Mark’s since April 2014. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Religion (Christian Tradition) and Music (Pipe Organ) from Westminster College and holds a Master of Theological Studies degree from the Boston University School of Theology where he focused his studies on the Hebrew Scriptures. Craig is passionate about Biblical literacy and fostering ecumenical relationships.

    Previous to coming to St. Mark’s, Craig served on the staffs of St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church (Dover, MA), the Episcopal Cathedral of St. Paul (Erie, PA), and Fairview Presbyterian Church (Fairview, PA).  

    Craig resides in Erie with his wife, Jill, and their children, Grayson and Ava.

  • Carly h. rowe, associate for programs & development

    Carly Rowe joined the staff of St. Mark's in the fall of 2010. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Communication Arts from Thiel College and a Master of Arts Degree in Religious Education from Gannon University. Carly has served both the diocese and the Episcopal Church on a national level in various capacities. Prior to her work at St. Mark's, she served on the staff of the Episcopal Cathedral of St. Paul in Erie, PA.

    Carly resides in Erie with her husband, Sean, and their daughter, Lauren.

  • Kathleen moore, associate priest

    Kathleen began serving as associate priest at St. Mark's and the Cathedral of St. Paul in July of 2020. Her role is part of a new collaborative partnership between the congregations and is focused on outreach to and partnership with the wider Erie community. 

    In 2019, Kathleen earned her M.Div from Church Divinity School of the Pacific, She also holds a B.A. in history from Kenyon College. Before seminary, she spent two years as the social media manager for The Orvis Company and the communications minister for the Diocese of Vermont, and eight years working in the television industry in Los Angeles. She joined Canticle Communications in 2014 as communications manager and continues in that position half-time.


    Lindsey is stepping into a brand new position at St. Mark's. Beginning June 1, 2018 she will be the Director of Children and Youth Ministries. Lindsey is no stranger to St. Mark's. Her family began worshipping here before she was even born!

    Lindsey holds a Bachelor's Degree from Mercyhurst University in Early Childhood and Special Education. She recently completed her Master's Degree in Special Education also at Mercyhurst.

    Lindsey is a Special Education Assistant in the Millcreek School District. She is a Harry Potter fan that enjoys watching Netflix and pinning on Pinterest.

  • niambi mercado, administrator

    Niambi Mercado holds a bachelor's degree from Unity College in Maine and a master's degree from Antioch University of New England. She has been secretary for an Episcopal parish in Honolulu, Hawaii, where she was also a live-in Catholic Worker volunteer. She has also been an Episcopal Service Corps fellow and worked as a concierge for an assisted living facility. Niambi is an active Episcopalian whose passion for advocacy, social justice, and innovative collaboration drew her to join our new partnership with the Cathedral of St. Paul. 

  • The rev. dr. don baxter, Vicar emeritus

    Father Don Baxter came to St. Mark's in 2010. He attended The Pennsylvania State University graduating with a B.A. degree in English literature. He then attended Hahnemann Medical College of Drexel University and received his M.D. degree. While in medical school he joined the U.S. Navy and completed his internship at Bethesda Naval Hospital. After a tour aboard the USS Guadalcanal, he returned to Bethesda Naval Hospital and completed his residency in dermatology, and stayed on as a staff dermatologist at Bethesda until leaving the Navy in 1992.

    In 1992 he became an Erie resident and joined Dermatology Associates of Erie where he is now a partner. He attended the Episcopal Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania School for Ministry and was ordained a deacon and then a priest in 2002. He has served congregations in Lake City, Fairview and Erie.

    Don has been married to U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan Paradise Baxter for 37 years. They have two grown children, Emily and Edward.