Marella joined St. Thomas in July of 2021 to serve as Parish Administrator, after several years of dabbling in Wednesday night dinners and Holy Days with
her family, and watching the staff of St. Thomas live out the Gospel through Love in Action. Employing organizational skills and a mother’s loving heart, Marella helps foster cooperation and connection between the clerg y and parishioners by fielding important calls and emails, helping parishioners plan big life-events, keeping careful records, providing relevant information, and using lots and lots of Post-It notes. Marella is the mother of 6 incredible children, ages 7-18, whom she homeschooled for 12 years before returning to work outside of the home. She resides in cozy Finn Hill, where she likes taking forest walks, trail running , laughing nearly always, and snuggling up with her little people to read quietly next to or aloud. Marella spreads joy wherever she goes, as a courageous mother and fierce friend. Though new to the Episcopalian faith, she has believed since age 16 that Jesus is whom he says he is, and aims to live that out, with great hope of raising kiddos who do the same.