Our Staff

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Jonathan Kolander, Pastor

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.

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.

Favorite book of the Bible:  Not easy to limit it to one as each Book speaks to our hearts … Ephesians

Favorite Bible story:  Jesus reinstates Peter (John 21)

Favorite Bible passages:

  • “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).

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Brock Groth, Pastor

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.

Message from Pastor Groth:  “It is an honor to serve as pastor of the wonderful people of St. Mark’s.  It is my prayer that the members and visitors here continue to grow in the grace of our Savior Jesus and continue to learn about God’s love and forgiveness through him.”

Favorite book of the Bible:  All of them, but especially Romans and Philippians

Favorite Bible story:  David and Goliath (1 Samuel 17)

Favorite Bible passages:

  • “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).

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Carolyn Webb, Office Manager

Bio coming soon.