Meet Our Priest
The Rev. Mark A. Lafler
Fr. Mark was called to serve as our priest in July of 2016.
Before being called to St. Edward’s, Fr. Mark served as an Assistant Priest and Deacon at St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church in Titusville FL, Assistant Pastor and Youth Pastor at Fellowship of Believers in Sarasota FL, and Youth Pastor at Church of the Nativity also in Sarasota.
He was born in Hollywood FL and raised in Sarasota FL. Fr. Mark had a dynamic conversion experience on June 25, 1993, shortly after he graduated from high school.
Fr. Mark and Tera were married in June of 1995 and together they have four children: Madeline, Meredith Hope, Mallory, and Theodore.
He received his BA from Global University in Springfield MO. He received his M.A.T.S. from Regent College in Vancouver BC. He received his DAS from Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge PA.
He was ordained a deacon at Cathedral Church of Saint Luke, Orlando FL, with Bishop Gregory O. Brewer presiding. He was ordained priest on November 28, 2015 at St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, Titusville FL, with Bishop Gregory O. Brewer presiding. Before being confirmed in the Episcopal Church, Fr. Mark was ordained a minister in the Charismatic tradition in February of 2002.
Fr. Mark enjoys reading, taking walks, drinking tea, building LEGO sets, and following the New York Mets.
He and his wife enjoy travelling, being outdoors, and spending time together as a family.