The St. Mark's staff attends to the operational functions of running the church as a viable community resource and a faith-based social enterprise. This team is called upon to apply ministerial priorities, industry standards and best practices to the business and operational needs of the church. The Staff-Parish Relations Committee serves in a governance capacity to integrate staff and congregational focus on the mission of the church. The pastor provides day to day managerial and leadership oversight for the St. Mark's staff team.
The St. Mark’s staff attends to the operational functions of
running the church as a viable community resource and a
faith-based social enterprise. This team is called upon to apply
ministerial priorities, industry standards and best
practices to the business and operational needs of the church.
The Staff-Parish Relations Committee serves in a governance
capacity to integrate staff and congregational focus on the
mission of the church. The pastor provides day to day managerial
and leadership oversight for the St. Mark’s staff team.
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
Cath oversees St. Mark’s worship and music ministries and
special projects. She has a heart for worship and
nurtures a spirit of worship in the music ministries of St.
Mark’s. She strategically rolls out and
coordinates collaborative efforts that advance St.
Mark’s as a professional non-profit,
faith-based community organization while positioning
the church as a reputable business entity and community
resource. She joined the professional executive team at St.
Mark’s in June of 2007. Her music role was added in
2008, and expanded to include all of the music ministries in
Denise performs the financial management functions for St.
Mark’s. She attends to most of the matters
relating to the church treasury including financial and personnel
reporting processes and record-keeping functions. She
consults and works with the Finance Committee and the
church’s leadership to attend to the fiscal health and vitality
of St. Mark’s.
Irene joined St. Mark’s Staff in September of 2016.
She overseas a wide variety of clerical communications
and church publications. In addition to daily office
duties in support of the church, she assists staff, serves
as the Administrative Assistant to the Senior Pastor and
maintains office programs and operations.
Irene enjoys and finds purpose working or volunteering for
non-profit organizations. She loves to see how an organization,
such as St. Mark’s can help and make a difference in the
Tina Coutee joined St. Mark’s in November of 2017
as the Child Care Worker.
Tina grew up in a family with church at the center of family
life. She also comes with a wealth of experience with
children of all ages, including ten years of teaching in a church
preschool. She currently works in a special education classroom
in the Elk Grove Unified School District. Colleagues and parents
appreciate her ability to reach and understand even the most
challenging children. In addition to her professional
achievements, Tina is the mother of two young adult
Robert Rouch joined St. Mark’s in November of
2016 as the Organist.
A native of Columbus Ohio, Robert Rouch studied Organ
Performance at Ball State University under Kirby Koriath and Raul
Robert has served as church organist at New Castle First
Presbyterian, Grace Lutheran, and High Street United Methodist.
Additional studies have included master classes in Barcelona,
Spain with Ulrich Walter, Konstantin Volostnov, Ludger Lohman,
Thomas Trotter, and Jane Parker Smith. Robert placed
first by audience vote at the IV International d’ Orgue de
Pam serves as the Faith Community Nurse at St.
Mark’s. She is committed to the physiological and
spiritual well-being of the extended St.
Mark’s community. The services that she
provides are made possible through procurement of grant
funding secured by the United Methodist Women.
Pam joined St. Mark’s in October of 2010.
Shatara Travis joined St. Mark’s in November of 2017.
Shatara, oversees and manages the upkeep of St. Mark’s
campus facilities. Her responsibilities include
care, maintenance and preservation of four building
structures, two parking lots, a memorial garden, dedicated
playground space and surrounding land and hardscapes.
She manages booking the calendar, coordinated use of space
and on-campus resources for meetings, events and functions by
church ministry teams and community gr