Having served the Diocese of Utah for many years, Rev. Susan Toone now comes to join the community of St. Mary’s Provo as our new Vicar.
Rev. Susan has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Westminster College, Salt Lake. She completed her formation training for ordination with Utah Ministry Formation Program and graduated from Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas in 2010. Susan was ordained a Priest in the Diocese of Utah in 2011. She has served several parishes in Salt Lake as assisting priest and has been supply clergy throughout the diocese.
Having served at St. Mark’s Hospital as a Staff Chaplain and most recently in pastoral care with two low-income housing communities owned by the Episcopal Church, Rev. Susan comes to us with more than twenty years of pastoral care experience. She is passionate about providing a place of hospitality and welcome. She is committed to building community relationships where all experience the loving presence of God.
Susan is married to Matthew Toone. They both love spending time in the mountains and at the ocean.
The Rev. Sandra Jones has served as Deacon at St. Mary’s since June of 2015. She grew up on the East Coast and moved her way across the country while serving in the US Army and being married to a career officer; they eventually settled in Utah in 1996. She and Rob are still married and have two grown sons and two grandchildren.
Sandra graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in History and received her theological training through the Diocese of Utah Ministry Formation Program. In addition, she completed four units of CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) training at St. Mark’s Hospital, SLC. She was ordained into the Sacred Order of Deacons in June 2013.
As a Deacon, Sandra is an active member of CORC (the Coalition of Religious Communities), an organization that brings together people of various faith traditions to help promote solutions to hunger, homelessness and poverty in Utah, and a member of the Association of Professional Chaplains. Along with the Rev. Aimee Altizer, she is one of the developers of Flourish Bakery, a nonprofit social enterprise that provides a paid apprenticeship in the art and skills of professional baking to those in recovery from substance use disorders, often reintegrating their lives after a period of incarceration.