About Our Rector
Fr. Clark began his ministry in the late '70s as a licensed Baptist minister. After receiving a Bachelor's degree from Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas, he received a Master of Arts degree in American History from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas.
In 1984, he and his family moved to Fort Collins, Colorado where his wife Jamie began her doctoral studies at Colorado State University and he began his tenure as Program Director at Saint Luke Episcopal Church. During this time, Clark attended Iliff School of Theology and Saint Thomas Seminary (Anglican Studies) in Denver, Colorado and earned his Master of Divinity degree from the former in 1991.
After his ordination in June of 1993, Fr. Clark began his tenure as Vicar of Saint Patrick Mission in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. During this time, he also served on the Bishop's staff as Director of College & Young Adult Ministry for the diocese.
In June of 1997, the Shermans and their three children moved to Bozeman where Clark became Rector of Saint James and Jamie joined the faculty at Montana State University. During his tenure at Saint James, he also served as Priest in Charge at Saint Christopher Episcopal Church in Big Sky and Gethsemane Mission in Manhattan. In May of 2001, Clark received a Doctor of Pastoral Studies Degree (Church Administration) from Evangel Christian University. Most recently, he began serving as Episcopal Chaplain to Montana State University.
Fr. Clark has been very active in Diocesan affairs, serving as President of the Standing Committee (twice) and currently as a member of the Diocesan Council and Chair of the Commission on Ministry. Jamie is a licensed Godly Play trainer and directs that program at Saint James and is also the Chair of the diocesan Christian Formation Committee.
His hobbies include baseball, boxing history and sports memorabilia. Clark is a 32nd degree Mason, a member of Sons of The American Revolution (SAR) and a member of The Society for American Baseball Research (SABR). He is an adopted Northern Arapaho and active in the American Indian Institute. The Shermans vacation yearly in Wisconsin and Colorado where the family has rustic property.