Pastor, Staff, Council

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.

  • John Lasher, music director.
    John Lasher
    John Lasher
    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 Denneny
  • 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
      Rick Johnson, sexton
      Rick Johnson
      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.
      Sabrina Mackey
      Sabrina Mackey


      St. Mark’s Leadership Council

      The St. Mark’s Leadership Council works with Pastor Scott to establish congregational priorities and policies. Officers include:

      • Kitty Dombroski, president
      • Faith Patterson, vice president
      • Peg Bradley, secretary
      • Karen Hansell, financial secretary

      Committees and Council Liaisons:

      • Dave Herrmann, worship
      • Kyle Schuldt, Christian service
      • Brian Schmidt, communications
      • Barbara Sheridan, evangelism
      • Bill Fuson, property
      • Tim Bishop, treasurer
      • Nancy Wilkerson, Christian education