Kate Pyles, Web Content Manager
Kate Pyles serves as Web Content Manager at St. Mark's. Before taking the position, she was already volunteering, videotaping the sermon, then editing it, and posting it on our website. Kate also helped to design our attractive, easy-to-use new website—a skill she brings from her current position at Massey State Farm Insurance and previous positions.
Kate, her partner Jerome, and their son Alexander moved back to Grand Rapids a few years ago. While working full-time, Kate finished a Marketing degree at Davenport University. Jerome is a project manager for a warehousing and logistics company. Kate knew she wanted to attend St. Mark’s, where she had been confirmed. Both Alexander and she were warmly welcomed—more so than at any other church she’s attended, she says.
“The welcome still exists. I needed something that centers me,” which Kate gets at St. Mark’s. She describes herself as a “traditionalist” in worship. She likes traditional hymns, but has found herself enjoying the new liturgical forms in use this summer and fall: “They help me to really listen.” She deeply appreciates the “joyful” music that Greg Crowell brings us.
Kate says Alexander, a fourth grader, loves Children’s Formation. Besides making new friends, “He’s getting a spiritual dimension I can’t give him on my own.” In the next five years, Kate would like to see St. Mark’s continue to build on its strong foundation. It will change, but she knows she can trust the change.To contact Kate Pyles please use the form below