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 cross-racial appointments.
Cath oversees St. Mark’s worship and music ministries, administrative assistants and business management functions. 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 2016.
Diana 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 in concert with the Finance Committee and the church’s leadership to attend to the fiscal health and vitality of St. Mark’s.
Kevin oversees and manages the upkeep of St. Mark’s campus facilities. His responsibilities include care, maintenance and preservation of four building structures, two parking lots, a memorial garden, dedicated playground space and surrounding land and hardscapes.
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 as the Weekend Custodian.
In addition to working as the weekend custodian, Shatara also works part-time as an After School Coordinator in the Elk Grove School District, where she works with middle school students, parents and staff. Shatara enjoys working with youth, and has experience with other youth programs under the direction of the City of Sacramento assisting with teenage skill development. Prior to coming to Sacramento, Shatara worked as Membership Coordinator for the Boys and Girls Club, various recreation and health centers in Illinois. She has also served in the U.S. Army primarily serving her duty at Ft. Bliss Texas.
We are surely blessed to have Shatara as a staff member! Stop by on Sunday after church to say hello to her and welcome her into the St. Mark’s family!
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 daughters.
Tony Luna joined St. Mark’s in January, 2013 as the Custodian.
Tony is the custodian fulfilling many jobs at St. Mark’s, you’ll see him all over campus busily working and always with a smile on his face. He moves quickly, takes great pride in his work and takes ownership in keeping the grounds clean and presentable.
Rev. Wendy Weller joined the St. Mark’s staff as the Children’s Christian Education Director in November of 2015. Wendy’s work history includes teaching at Robert J. Fite Elementary School in Elk Grove; serving in a part-time pastoral capacity at North Sacramento UMC; and providing pastoral leadership in the San Leandro, Ione, Lockeford-Clements and Sutter Creek United Methodist congregations.
Wendy senses a strong calling to be in ministry with children and their families, and brings excitement to the St. Mark’s family.