Clergy, Staff and Vestry

Rector (Senior Pastor): The Reverend Martin Yabroff The Reverend Martin Yabroff
Rector (Pastor)

Martin grew up mainly in California, and met his wife Eve at UC Santa Cruz. After receiving his seminary degree from Boston University School of  Theology (M.Div., 1982), he was Assistant to the Rector at St. Mary’s by-the-Sea, Pacific Grove, CA, where he was ordained a priest in 1985.

He served as founding vicar of St. Philip’s, Scotts Valley, CA from 1987 to 2004, as the congregation grew from six to 100 households. He then was called to be the Dean of the Cathedral of St. James, South Bend, Indiana. This call was for a season of transition as the cathedral came through a very difficult period. He then accepted a call to St. Andrew’s, Tacoma, in 2007.

In this diocese, Martin served on Diocesan Council for six years, including several years as Council Chaplain. He has served as Deputy to General Convention from El Camino Real and Northern Indiana.

Martin and Eve have six children, ranging in ages from 25 to 34, and two grandchildren.

Associate Clergy

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Parish Staff

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Lay Leadership


Vestry Members

Back row: Martin Yabroff (ex-officio), Don Ramage, Susan Rowe (Junior Warden), Chuck Roberts, Virginia Gaub, Colin McDaniel (Senior Warden)
Front row: Kristina Younger, Liz Herriges, Kristen Ruscio, Pam Rhodes

Question:
Who are the ministers of the Church?
Answer: The ministers of the Church are lay persons, bishops, priests, and deacons.

From The Book of Common Prayer, p. 855

Parish Leadership, which according to the Bible is by God’s grace through Christ, is described as follows: “The gifts he (Christ) were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ. … Speaking the truth in love, we must grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by every ligament with which it is equipped, as each part is working properly, promotes the body’s growth in building itself up in love.” (Ephesians 4:11-16)