The Right Reverend William "Chip" Stokes
Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey
The Right Reverend William H. (Chip) Stokes is the twelfth Bishop of the Diocese of New Jersey. Elected on May 4, 2013, he was Consecrated on November 2, 2013 and succeeded The Right Reverend George Councell.
Prior to becoming the Bishop of New Jersey, he served as the Rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Delray Beach, Florida, a position he held from January 1999 through July of 2013. From 1995 to 1998, he was the Associate for Christian Education at the Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach, Florida. Prior to this, he served as the School Chaplain and Curate to Grace Episcopal Church and Day School in Massapequa, Long Island, serving there from 1990 to 1994. Bishop Stokes earned as Master of Divinity Degree from the General Theological Seminary in New York in 1990 and a Bachelor of Arts from Manhattan College in 1987; he was recently awarded an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from the General Theological Seminary.
He is a recognized preacher and Christian educator. He has been active in the area of anti-racism, is a certified trainer in multi-culturalism and anti-racism and was a member of the Committee on Anti-Racism for the Episcopal Church. He has served at many levels of governance in the Episcopal Church. While in Florida, he served as Chairman of the Board of Episcopal Charities of Southeast Florida. He was an active leader in his community in Delray Beach serving on several Boards and Committees and working actively to see that St. Paul’s was actively engaged in the life of the city. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of General Theological Seminary.
He and his wife Susan have been married for 38 years and live in Trenton. They have four grown children, one granddaughter and a grandson.
The Reverend Kathleen Murray
The Rev. Kathleen Murray Is a graduate of The General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church where she also received a certificate in spiritual direction. Before entering seminary, Mother Kathy worked for the City Council of Philadelphia for more than twenty years and has extensive experience in economic and housing development, finance and budgeting. She earned a master of public administration degree in advanced finance and management from Columbia University in the City of New York. She is a past member of the Philadelphia Historic Commission and the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation. Mother Kathy is a member of Diocesan Council, the Diocesan Budget and Finance Committee, the Board of Missions and the Committee on Ministry with Older Adults. Mother Kathy is a has a strong faith in the power of prayer to change our lives.
The Reverend Rosemarie Broderick
The Reverend Deacon Rosemarie Broderick returned to St. Mark’s in Advent of 2012. Prior to St. Mark’s, she served at All Saints’ Memorial Church (Stone Church) in Navesink since her ordination to the diaconate in May 2009. Deacon Rose also serves in several capacities at the diocesean level, including teaching and mentoring at the Diocese of New Jersey School for Deacons, as a member of the Bishop’s Advisory Commission on Liturgy, and on the Women’s Commission. Previously, she has been a member of the Nominating Committee and chair of the Deacon’s Council.
In her secular vocation, Rose works for a global medical technologies company. She leads the process of creating methods and systems to collect information from clinics and patients to help to determine if new devices or drugs should go to market. Through her leadership philosophies and management style, she attempts to bring the love of Christ into the corporate world.
At St. Mark’s, Deacon Rose will initially be involved with Christian Formation and Outreach. Through prayer and counsel with the good people of St. Mark’s, her responsibilities will grow and change, as together we discern the will of the Holy Spirit.