About Saint Mark

Saint Mark is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Lutherans are Christians who believe that they are a part of a community of faith that began with the gift of the Holy Spirit. The name Lutheran comes from Martin Luther (1483-1546), who was a monk, a scholar, a professor of the Old Testament, a translator of the Bible, a preacher, and a reformer. For Luther and Lutherans, interaction with God is centered in God's divine love and grace, not in our achievements.

We are also a member congregation of the New Jersey Synod of the ELCA.

Mission Statement

Worship, Study, Serve
“We are a growing community, centered in Christ, reaching out to all people to spread God’s Word through worship, study, and service.”


God's work, our hands. As God’s instruments, we will strengthen our relationship both individually and as a congregation, through prayer and study, with God and each other, so that we will be open to do Gods will.

Core Values

Trust in God
Ask ourselves, “What would Jesus do?”
Have a passion for the Gospel
Be open to and accepting of a new spirituality.
Be open to and accepting of change and willing to take risk

Our Church Council

Saint Mark’s Church Council is made up of individuals who hold a three year term. The council includes the office of:

President: Paul Dodenhoff                     

Vice President: Gabor Nagy

Secretary: Ingrid Davidson                   

Treasurer: Charlene Peterson

Fellowship: Kirby Chu       

Property: Henry Stock

Stewardship: Donna Mertz-Burkhardt         

Social Ministry: Sheri Anderson

Youth & Education: Amy Manobianca