Our Staff

Pastor Jonathan Kolander

Lead Pastor

About Pastor Kolander:

Jon has been serving as associate pastor at St. Mark’s since September of 2017.  Before coming to St. Mark’s, he served as a pastor for 4 years in Indian River and Gaylord, MI, and then for 22 years in Menomonee Falls, WI. He is a graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, WI.

Favorite Bible verses:

  • “Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness” (Lamentations 3:21-23).
  • “This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome” (1 John 5:3).

Message from Pastor Kolander:

“God’s mercies are new every day. May this truth regarding His mercy refresh us and motivate us in our worship of Him and in our living our lives for Him. It is a privilege to work alongside the members of St. Mark’s as we seek to Glorify God through worship, Grow in His Grace, and Go with His Gospel near and far.

Pastor Brock Groth

Associate Pastor

bgroth@StMarksLutheran.com

916-961-7891 x104

About Pastor Groth:

Brock has been serving as associate pastor at St. Mark’s since June of 2017.  Before coming to St. Mark’s, he served as a counselor to India for two years following his graduation from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, WI, in 2015.  He is a second-career pastor, previously graduating from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN, in 2006.

Favorite Bible verses:

  • “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God” (Ephesians 2:8).
  • “Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint” (Isaiah 40:31).

Message from Pastor Groth:

“It is an honor to serve as pastor of the wonderful people of St. Mark’s and to teach the students in the school the beautiful truths of God’s Word. It is my prayer that the members, students, and school families here continue to grow in the grace of our Savior Jesus and continue to learn about God’s love and forgiveness through him.”

Mrs. Carolyn Webb

Office Manager

carowebb@StMarksLutheran.com

916-961-7891 x102

About Mrs. Webb:

Carolyn has been serving at ​S​t. Mark’s since 2010. She has been apart of St Mark​’​s ​since 1974 when she started kindergarten. She was baptized​,​ confirmed,​ and graduated from ​S​t. Mark​’​s​ School. In 1993 she and her husband were married at St. Mark’s and both of their children have attended St. Mark’s school from Kindergarten through eighth grade. Carolyn serves on the Altar Guild and the PAWS committee and enjoys planning school and church fellowship events. Prior to working at St. Mark’s she was an underwriter in the mortgage industry​, and later a stay-at-home mom​.

Favorite Bible Passages:

  • “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart'” (Jeremiah 29:11-13).
  • “But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect” (1 Peter 3:15).

Message from Mrs. Webb:

“I feel so blessed and privileged to be able to serve the famil​ies of ​S​t. Mark​’s ​​Church and ​S​chool​. The members and families here are like extensions of my own family​. It is a true joy to come to work each day and serve alongside the wonderful staff and faculty here​!”

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