The Very Revd Canon Mary Hauck

The Very Rev. Canon Mary E. HauckThe Very Rev. Canon Mary E. Hauck – Supportive of active, mission-minded lay ministry.

The Very Rev. Canon Mary E. Hauck is currently the Dean of the Sierra Deanery in the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California. She retired at the end of 2012 as Rector of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church and Day School in Carmichael, California, and served two other congregations prior to that ministry.

Leadership Style

Her leadership style is supportive of active, mission-minded lay ministry. She has strong preaching and pastoral skills, as well as a solid background in education.

Fr. Mary Hauck is dedicated to calling people into relationship with God through Jesus Christ. With a deep commitment to Christian formation and a solid background in education, she has developed and led quiet days and weekend retreats centered on biblical spirituality mediated through rich Christian heritage. She is married to Paul Hauckand and has three adult children and two adult grandchildren.

Experience

2004 – 2012: Rector
St. Michael’s Episcopal Church & Day School in Carmichael, CA

  • Preach and lead worship, develop and nurture lay ministries, establish liturgy committee to assist in planning and implementing worship services
  • Administration of parish, including supervision of paid and volunteer staff
  • Serve Ex Officio as Rector of the School Board at St. Michael’s Episcopal Day School
  • Assist vestry in development of vision and goals for carrying out the mission and ministry of the parish; develop project for after-school children’s program
  • Pastoral and spiritual care of souls; support of youth, children, & family ministry
  • Adult education, preparation and formation for baptism and confirmation in the Episcopal Church
  • Support and supervision of the ministry groups within the parish
  • Participate in community ministerial association and ecumenical activities

2000 – 2004: Rector
St. Clement’s Episcopal Church in Rancho Cordova, CA

  • Preach and lead worship, develop and nurture lay ministries, establish liturgy committee to assist in planning and implementing worship services
  • Administration of parish, including supervision of paid and volunteer staff
  • Assist vestry in development of vision and goals for carrying out the mission and ministry of the parish
  • Develop project for after-school program, including grant-writing for additional campus facilities
  • Pastoral and spiritual care of souls; support of youth, children, & family ministry
  • Adult education, preparation and formation for baptism and confirmation in the Episcopal Church
  • Support and supervision of the ministry groups within the parish
  • Participate in community ministerial association and ecumenical activities

1997– 1999: Assistant Rector
St. Michael’s Episcopal Church & Day School in Carmichael, CA

  • Share in the preaching and celebration of worship and special services
  • Make pastoral visits, pastoral counseling, spiritual direction
  • Direct Christian education & formation for adults and children including preparation for baptism and confirmation
  • Recruit, motivate, and nurture volunteers in their ministries
  • Disseminate program information in bulletins, flyers, and newsletters
  • Take an advisory role in establishing a Health Ministries program

1995–1997: Priest-in-charge
St. Luke’s Mission in Galt, CA

1996–1997: School Chaplain
St. Michael’s Episcopal Day School in Carmichael, CA

Diocesan Activities

  • Regional Dean of the Sierra Deanery in the Diocese, 2013 to present
  • Standing Committee, 2008-2012
  • Member of Bishop’s Restructuring Committee, 2009
  • Member of Bishop’s Visioning Committee, 2007-2008
  • Standing Committee, 2003 to 2007, President for two years during Bishop Search/Election
  • Congregational Development Committee, 2003 to 2004
  • Commission on Ministry, Chair of the Academic Committee, 1995-2003
  • Chair of Bishop’s Conference on Children, Spring 2002
  • Province VIII Western Episcopal Educators, 1996-2002
  • Chair of the Christian Formation Commission, 1996-2002
  • Northern California Seminary Council, 1995-2001

Education

  • 1991-1995 – Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Berkeley, CA. Master of Divinity
  • 1983-1985 – University of California, Davis, CA. Master of Arts, Education / Reading Specialist Credential
  • 1972-1973 – University of California, Davis, CA. California State Teaching Credential
  • 1971-1972 – University of California, Davis, CA. Bachelor of Arts, English
  • 1968-1971 – University of California, Los Angeles, CA. Undergraduate degree in progress, English

Honors and Publications

  • Selected to serve on teaching faculty, Preaching Excellence Program, Villanova University, PA (2002 and 2003)
  • “Bernard Mizeki’s Special Day,” Sermons that Work, Vol XII, (2004)
  • “Letters to the Pastor,” Sermons that Work, Vol XIII, (2005)
  • “Preaching to the Children of God,” Sermons that Work, Vol XIII, (2005)