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 serve on the Executive Board of the Diocese of Texas (Finance Committee), the Diocese of Texas Insurance Task Force, Justice Forward (Development Committee), advisor to Champion Institute, design team for the Episcopal Education Equity Committee.
Patrick was the lead designer of the worship for the 171st-173rd Diocesan Councils, Bishop Kathryn Ryan’s Consecration 2019, and the 2018 General Convention. He has served on the boards of Camp Allen (Program Committee), Christian Community Service Center (Board President), The Episcopal Foundations of Texas (Strategic Grants Committee), Executive Board of the Diocese (Finance Committee). The Seminary of the Southwest (Advancement Chair), Vice Chair of the Combined Investment Opportunity committee for the Diocese of Texas. Deputy to General Convention in 2012, an alternate in 2015, and a Deputy in 2018 (Cuba Committee). Diocese of Texas Standing Committee.
Outside of the parish he serves as a trustee to the North American Committee for St. George's College Jerusalem. He has served on the boards of The Beacon, past chair of the Christian Community Service Center, and as a trustee to 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.
"If there is a grief process, then there must be a joy process."
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 of the Lord, that voice of God, can call to us and change us."
Check out Patrick's sermons on the weekly podcast of our 5 p.m. service. Listen HERE.
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