Rev. Alan H. Jones
Pastor Alan became the Pastor at St. Mark’s in July of 2011. Previously he served in pastoral capacities in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Sierra Leone (West Africa) and London with cross-cultural and cross-racial appointments.
Pastor Alan has worked as a seminary teacher and an urban ministry director. He has an extensive history devoted to building interfaith connections and has provided leadership to numerous social justice activities and coalitions.
He was born in Halifax – an industrial town in the North of England.
Pastor Alan attained a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Wales, a Master’s degree in Theology and Religious Studies from Cambridge and a Doctor of Ministry degree from the Claremont School of Theology.
He attained specialized training in psychotherapy as well as marriage and family therapy.
Pastor Alan is married to Linda Pickens-Jones – a retired United Methodist Minister. They are parents to two grown children: Daniel and Emily.
His personal interests include singing, playing the piano and hiking.
His preferred drink is an old fashioned “cuppa” British tea but will resort to non-fat, no-foam latte when a java fix is in order.