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 Psychology 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 three very spoiled canine "kids." They enjoy traveling, music , reading, movies and good food with family and friends.
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Our council leaders are elected by the membership to serve two-year terms. Members of the council serve as liasons to the various committees of the congregation. Officers are elected by the council to serve one year terms. Current council members are:
Jane Braun- President
Cheryl Barstad- Vice President/Congregational Care liaison
Marge Stoneking/Secretary/Worship liaison
David George-Global Mission liaison
Thelma Ridges-Fellowship liaison
Paul Peterson-Education liaison
Stephanie Wheeler- Mission liaison
Roger Morrow- Property liaison
May Ramiriz-Xiong and her husband, Daniel, have two children, Athena and Xavier and have been actively involved at St. Mark since 2014. May loves working with our education team to provide excellent programming for our children and youth.
We are proud of our exceptional staff including Bonnie Sherwood, Director; Kim Carlson, Teacher and Music Instructor; and our capable Teaching Assistants. These dedicated professionals educate our preschoolers in a loving, Christ-centered environment.
Our parish nurses provide compassionate care and support through visitation, classes and seminars and monthly blood-pressure screenings and healing services.
Our Faith Community Nurse Team includes: Nancy Cumberland, Carol DeVeaux, Brooke Maruskie, Karen Sedlacek and Margaret Seversen.