Pastor John and Pastor Liz serve as St. Mark's transitional pastors as the church carries out the call process for a permanent pastor. The two pastors most recently served eight years as pastors in North Omaha, Nebraska. Before that, the duo served 13 years in Kansas City and another 13 years in Lanesboro, Minnesota.
Pastor John graduated seminary at Wartburg Seminary in May of 1979 and began as a youth pastor in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Pastor Liz finished her seminary career at Luther and Northwestern in St. Paul in 1982.
The pastors have three children.