Eric Markinson

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Eric has been a member of Grace UMC since 2011, drawn to Grace by the church's diversity and mission focus.  Not long after that, Eric's Dad died--leading Eric on an adventure that ended a twenty-five year career in high schools and landed him at SMU/Perkins School of Theology.  A year of Clinical Pastoral Education at Parkland Hospital deepened Eric's love for pastoral care.  He earned a Master of Divinity in 2017, when he joined the Grace staff.  Eric is a Certified Lay Servant, and serves as the Lay Leader of the Metro District of the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church.  He's also a proud spiritual mutt, embracing a variety of religious traditions.  

Eric and his significant (something or) other, Steve, serve as live-in help for hound dogs Amos and Bella.

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