Guest Preacher: Alison Fischer

We are delighted to welcome Alison Fischer as our guest preacher this Sunday! From Alison:

I am a candidate for holy orders and called to the priesthood. I am supported by the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin, where I serve and train through diocesan ministries and at St. John’s the Evangelist in Stockton, CA.

I am entering my final year of the MDiv program at CDSP. My current ministry work and study are primarily focused on disability theology and justice, anti racism and reconciliation ministry, liturgy and worship, and congregational formation. At CDSP, I have served on the worship committee and am the current student representative on the DEI Council. I had the opportunity to train at All Souls in Berkeley for my first year of field education.

I was raised in west Texas and earned a BA in Political Science from Texas Tech University. In my 20s, I worked for the US House of Representatives in DC and the oil and gas industry in Texas.

In 2010, I moved to Bakersfield where I met my spouse, Jason, and joined the Episcopal Church. Together, we served as the youth pastors and creators/ leaders of the food outreach ministry at St. Paul’s Bakersfield. I also worked with a nonprofit that supported schools and orphanages in Uganda, India, Ukraine, and Romania.

I am very much looking forward to serving and worshiping with the St. Mark’s community. Thank you for your hospitality!