Suzanne Bell

Senior Warden

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I am a cradle Episcopalian – which doesn’t mean I don’t have lots to learn! I grew up in New Jersey attending St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Metuchen, which is where my husband Bert and I were married and where our eldest daughter Joanna was baptized. I was very active at St. Luke’s from a young age — junior choir, youth group, junior altar guild, and confirmation – and loved the liturgy and music. I still attend when I am back East visiting my sisters, and one of them still sings in the choir there.

We moved to California when I started law school and joined St. Mark’s around then. Our two other daughters, Amelia and Priscilla, were baptized here and all three were confirmed (but that doesn’t mean you’ll see them in any church very much these days!). I’ve been active at St. Mark’s over the last 30+ years – serving a few tours on the Vestry, helping to run the capital campaign and the landscape campaign (don’t be surprised if you hear me refer to “my” labyrinth), and participating in our deeply meaningful programming.

In my work life, I’m a partner in the Palo Alto office of one of the 50 largest American law firms, Covington & Burling. I also serve on the Board of Directors of Thorn (a nonprofit that builds technology to protect children online) and of the Girl Scouts of Northern California.