337 Ridge Rd, Barrington IL 60010 | Phone: (847)-381-0596

Meet Our Rector

 

The Reverend David Gibbons

Rector of St. Mark's

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Born in London, the son of an Anglican minister, I grew up and went to school in Portsmouth, on the south coast of England. From here, I moved to the northern part of England and graduated from the University of York with joint majors in Math and Physics. I worked as a computer programmer for six years before studying at Oxford to train for ordained ministry in the Church of England, the equivalent of The Episcopal Church in the United Kingdom.

After ordination, I served three parishes, and worked with colleges of further education in the Portsmouth diocese, completing an MA in Christian Spirituality. In 2008, with a wife and two young children, I packed up and moved across the ocean to Barrington, Illinois to become the seventh Rector of St Mark’s.

For the last eight years, I have served the parishioners of St Mark’s, gotten to know the community and welcomed the challenges of sustaining the vibrancy and relevance of an episcopal church in the modern world.

Toward this end and in an effort to enhance my ministry, I enrolled in the University of Loyola and graduated in 2015 with a Masters in Pastoral Counseling. I am now a licensed professional counselor in the state of Illinois. Married to Susan, we have two lovely daughters. Two of my favorite past times include exercising and and walking our family dogs, Buddy and Nico.