St. Mark’s Ministry Staff Team
Our congregation is blessed to have a dedicated staff, working together to coordinate and provide support for our services, music ministries, outreach, care of the facility and many other activities. The church office is open on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Rev. David Mueller, interim pastor
Pastor Mueller was pastor at Concordia Lutheran Church for 30 years and has completed eight interim assignments in the Southeastern Pennsylvania and Delaware-Maryland Synods. He and his wife Estrellita “Gigi” were remarried here at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church by Pastor Carl Sachtleben on December 14, 1984. They are happy to be back among the people of St. Mark’s.
John Lasher, music director
John plays organ, piano and keyboards and serves at both the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services. He also provides special music during many events throughout the year. He grew up in Newark, Delaware, where he was active in church music starting at the age of 7. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Music Composition from Cairn University, where he also studied Bible and theology. In addition to his musical endeavors, John is an accomplished actor, having appeared in featured roles with the Wilmington Drama League, Milburn Stone Theatre in Cecil County, Md., and with Beacon Theatre Productions in Philadelphia. He builds computers as a hobby, enjoys cooking and drives for Über.
Cheryl Denneny, office manager
Cheryl juggles the details of just about everything and will most likely be the one who answers the phone when you call the office. She can assist with scheduling questions and point you to the right person to get the information you need. Cheryl volunteers with the Presbyterian Women in the New Castle Presbytery and serves on the Board of Directors with her husband, Ray, for the Delmarva Emmaus and Chrysalis Community. She and Ray have four children, six grandchildren, two cats and one dog.
Rick Johnson, sexton
Rick maintains our facilities, keeps things running smoothly and ensures the property is in good repair. He is a widower with two adult children. He works as a conservation technician for Wilmington State Parks and loves to read, travel and cook.
Sabrina Mackey, nursery director
St. Mark’s Leadership Council
The St. Mark’s Leadership Council works with Interim Pastor David Mueller to establish congregational priorities and policies. Officers include:
- Kitty Dombroski, president
- Faith Patterson, vice president
- Peg Bradley, secretary
- Karen Hansell, financial secretary
- Nancy Wilkerson, treasurer
Committees and Council Liaisons:
- Cliff Smith, faith formation
- Ann Boeker-Wilson, Christian service
- Brian Schmidt, communications
- Barbara Sheridan, congregational life/outreach
- Karen Hansell, parliamentarian
- John Nichols, property
- Gail Rodger, worship