Our Rector

The Rev. Patrick J. Miller


The Rev. Patrick Miller is the author of two books, Empty: A Pilgrim's Journey, and Spoken: A Collection of Sermons

Patrick received his BA from Austin College in Communication and Philosophy in 1990. 

He received his MDiv from the Seminary of the Southwest in 2000. 

In February 2008, Patrick became the ninth rector of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and School.  

He serves as Executive Chairman of St. Mark’s Episcopal School, and as a member of the St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Endowment Board. 

He currently serves the Diocese of Texas as a trustee of the Seminary of the Southwest, and recently as Vice Chair of the Common Intevestment Strategy Committee. He served as a deputy to the 2018 General Convention as a member of the Liturgy Design Committee and Cuban Relations Committee. He has served as dean of the East Harris Convocation, secretary of the Standing Committee,  as a member of the Bishop’s Transition Committee, and Diocesan Youth Ministry Transition Committee. Additionally, he has served as a deputy to General Convention in 2015, 2012 and as a member of the Executive Board, as a trustee to The Episcopal Foundation of Texas, and as a trustee of Camp Allen. 

Outside of the parish he has served on the boards of The Beacon, past chai of the Christian Community Service Center, and Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston. He is an alumnus of The Texas Lyceum.

Patrick has served at Christ Church Cathedral, Houston, Texas; St. Richard’s, Round Rock, Texas; St. Alban’s, Austin, Texas; Christ Church, Greenwich, Connecticut; and the Episcopal Youth Community in Waco, Texas.

Patrick is a father of two children and husband to Allison Standish Miller.  He likes to play the cello, laugh. ski, run, and box--but not at the same time.


"I'm on a national campaign to reclaim the word religion."

In his TEDX talk, Patrick relays his experience in the boxing gym with the struggle to define religion as not something that separates people, but connects them. Watch it HERE.

"I've found the boxing gym to be a wisdom place." Read more of Patrick's interview with the Houston Chronicle HERE.


"And yet these words, that voice, can call to us and change us."

Check out Patrick's sermons on the weekly podcast of our 5 p.m. service. Listen HERE.