People

The Rev. M.A. “Mac” Collins, Ph.D., Rector

Fr. Mac is a native San Diegan. Fr. Mac grew up as a United Methodist, spent some time with the Assemblies of God, while attending Point Loma Nazarene University where he graduated with an A.B. in Philosophy & Religion and M.A. in Religion. Fr. Mac attended Fuller Seminary acquiring an M.A. in Theology & Ph.D. in Philosophical Theology. Followed by a year of classes and residency at The Church Divinity School Pacific in Berkeley, he was ordained to the diaconate in 1986 and the priesthood in 1987. Contact Fr. Mac.

Heather Nunnery Smith, M.A., Ministries Coordinator

Heather graduated from Olivet Nazarene University with a B.A. in Christian Education, Sociology & Cross Cultural Ministry and an M.A. in Religion from Trevecca Nazarene University. Prior to St. Mark’s she worked at three Christian Universities and as a Bereavement Coordinator for hospice. Part of her role at St.Mark’s is to welcome newcomers and help them identify their preferred areas of ministry. She also builds relationships with community non-profits and oversees volunteers in St. Mark’s outreach programs. In her free time she enjoys gardening, cooking and traveling. Contact Heather Smith.