St. Mark Lutheran Church Leadership
St. Mark Lutheran Church is blessed to have a leadership team who are truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will. Following are brief bio's of our leadership team and their qualifications for ministry.
2023 St. Mark Congregation Council
Officers and Members
President - Cheryl Barstad
Vice President- Grace Leu-Burke
Secretary - Madeline Holdorf
Treasurer - Stephanie Bissland
At- large - Gary Smith
Hello community at St Mark,
I am looking forward to meeting all of you! I had been praying for a job and new people to connect with and feel blessed to have found this position.
I love living in Anchorage and spending time out on the trails and in the mountains no matter the weather with my 1 year old Siberian Husky Blossom. When indoors I love cooking hearty meals, sewing, knitting and mending/adjusting/transforming clothes and outdoor gear. One personal goal I have for this year is to step up my housekeeping game and make my home even more of a beautiful, comfortable, clean place for my growing family.
You’ll find me in the office Tuesdays – Fridays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thank you all for making me feel welcome here right away.
Rev. Carol George
Rev. Carol George was called to St. Mark in 2011 after serving as mission developer/pastor at River of Life in Chugiak, Alaska and in congregations in Keizer and Salem, Oregon since her ordination in1998. Rev. George received an AA in Early Childhood Education, a BS in Sociology with an emphasis in Family Studies from Western Baptist College, and an MDiv from George Fox Seminary (with Lutheran studies at Luther, St. Paul). She served on the Bishop's Mission Advisory Committee in the Oregon Synod and as Coordinator for Vocation and Leadership in the Alaska Synod and currently serves on the candidacy committee and as coordinator for the SAM (Synodically Authorized MInister) program. Rev. George and her husband, David have four grown children, ten (exceptional) grandchildren, and two very spoiled canine "kids." They enjoy traveling, music , reading, movies and good food with family and friends.