The Rev. Mark McKone-Sweet, Rector, M.Div., MBA
Fr. Mark McKone-Sweet came to St. Bartholomew’s in 2014. He was born, educated, worked in Massachusetts, then entered into full-time ministry in Diocese of Massachusetts. Mark’s life has been a journey of participating in and leading communities through change, rebirth
Mark graduated from Wheaton College (Massachusetts), earned an MBA at Northeastern University all the while working full-time at worker-owned, Equal Exchange, Inc. (fair trade pioneer in the USA). After a 13-year career in business, Mark entered the ordination process and was ordained a priest in January 2008. Mark’s progression in faith communities includes, growing up in a parish of 450 families, worshiping in a college chapel with five people, being sponsored by a parish of 50 families, spending his curacy growing a parish of 275 families then serving as rector of a parish that grew from 50 families to 98 families in four years. Since joining St Bartholomew’s, his shared leadership model has led to significant transformation and renewed energy for the future.
Mark thought his calling was through sharing the love of God through children and youth ministry, which included mission work, youth ministry, children’s education
Mother Mary Lynn grew up in Kansas City (go Royals!), and is having fun exploring sunny San Diego. She studied French and environmental sustainability at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. After that, she worked at an environmental magazine, and spent some time working on an organic farm. She then began her studies at Virginia Theological Seminary. While in seminary, she served as a seminarian at St. Mary’s in Arlington, VA, and she also served as a hospital chaplain for a year. She graduated from VTS in May 2016. She is passionate about pastoral care, art, food, and community development.
At St. Bart’s, Mary Lynn is involved in pastoral care, the preschool, and religious formation of youth and kids. She also works with elders in the parish and in local retirement communities. In her spare time, she bakes bread, goes on walks, binge-watches Netflix, and works on craft projects.
The Rev. Bill Zettinger, Deacon-in-Residence
Bill was ordained to the Diaconate by San Diego Bishop James Mathes in June 2007. He is a fourth generation Episcopalian who was born in Brooklyn, NY. Before ordained ministry, he worked in the aerospace and communications industry as an electronics engineer, program manager
Bill's ministry calls him to teach and to preach. He facilitates St. Bartholomew's Christian Education programs, coordinates the Worship Ministries and provides pastoral care for the congregation and community. Bill has been married to his wife Nina for 39 years and in his spare time builds model railroads, plays a little golf and travels when time permits.