Leadership Teams

St. Mark’s UMC has several leadership teams that provide strategic direction for the church. Click on each section to learn more about that leadership team.

Arts and Worship Team

Profile imageChair: Jennifer Halm
The Arts and Worship Team is devoted to the ministry of creating an atmosphere in which people who congregate in the St. Mark’s sanctuary are encourage and challenged into an encounter with God. The elements of this ministry include music, spoken word, scripture, drama, visual arts and media.

Board of Trustees
Profile imageChair: Jim Eychaner
The Board of Trustees supervises and maintains the property that belongs to the church, so that the congregation can be effective in its mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

The Trustees oversee the budget for facility operations and maintenance, including utilities, landscaping, cleaning, insurance, and mortgage payments. The group sponsors all-church work days for seasonal grounds upkeep as well as more robust maintenance and improvement projects.

Communications and Outreach Team

Profile imageChair: Chris Harris
The Communications and Outreach Team is a standing affinity group of the Church Council. It provides tactical support and strategic communications and outreach counsel to the church’s leadership for the development of reliable communications processes and effective messaging.

Discipleship Team

Profile imageChair: David Jaske
The Discipleship Team develops small group ministry opportunities and coordinates educational and spiritual renewal programs of the church. It oversees Adult Education, Children’s Education and Intergenerational programs and events. A strategic emphasis is placed on ministry to young adults and young families. The team meets on a quarterly basis and welcomes suggestions and ideas from the membership that will help carry out the team’s mission.

Staff Parish Relations Committee
Profile imageChair: Ginny Romero
The Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) is responsible to encourage, strengthen, nurture, support, and respect the pastor and staff and their families. They are the primary personnel committee for the church, overseeing all personnel issues.
Finance Committee
Profile imageChair: Chris Harris
The Finance Committee develops an annual budget for presentation to the Church Council for adoption. The committee is charged with the responsibility to develop and implement plans that will generate sufficient income to meet the adopted budget. It also administers income (funds received) according to the instructions of the Church Council. The committee develops messaging to cultivate tithe giving and faithful financial stewardship.

Denise Cruz
Finance Manager
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.

Moon Lecture Advisory Team
Profile imageCoordinator: Rev. Alan Jones
The Moon Lecture Advisory Team facilitates the line-up of guest speakers and the development of lecture topics for the annual Moon Lecture Series. This team is responsible for upholding Bob and Dorrie Moon’s core mission “to think critically an act ethically”. The team also manages the program budget; develops promotional materials to generate ticket sales; and coordinates post-lecture receptions and discussion groups.
New Members and Pastoral Care Team

Profile imageChair: Wyn Cane
The New Members and Pastoral Care Team is responsible for conducting outreach to newcomers, visitors and members who are in need of personal care and attention. The team monitors Sunday worship attendance, seeks to ensure everyone feels welcome and attempts to cultivate an open and friendly church community.

The guiding principle for this team is: ensuring that everyone on the St. Mark’s community experiences loving, nurturing care.

Nominations and Disciple Development Team
Profile imageChair: Rev. Alan Jones, Vice-Chair: Chris Harris, Lay Leader

The Nominations and Disciple Development Team is responsible for:

  • Developing & deploying leadership
  • Evaluating leadership & to provide leadership training for the congregation
  • Monitoring spiritual growth
  • Bringing suggestions of people who might lead various ministries
  • Monitoring and Evaluating congregational needs for leadership
  • Producing recommendations for all church teams and committees to be presented to the Annual Charge Conference
Local Circuit
Profile imageCalifornia-Nevada Annual Conference, Bridges District
Circuit #9: Rev. Debbie Dillon, Leader

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Sacramento, North Sacramento UMC
Sacramento, St. Andrews UMC
Sacramento, St. Mark’s UMC
Sacramento, Trinity UMC
Sacramento, Wesley UMC

Other Offices

Intergenerational Activities Coordinator: Boni Fields

Reconciling Ministries Coordinator: TBA

United Methodist Women: Sylvia Roberts

Church Historian: Barbara Eychaner

Church Librarian: Esther Huston