I, Katrina Harder, was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas. Both of my grandfathers were pastors – one Mennonite and the other Lutheran, and I grew up enmeshed in the life of the church. I was baptized by my Grandpa Lindberg in the Lutheran church and raised in the ELCA. My parents raised my brother Ron and I in a life of service and faithfulness to God and our neighbor. My mother, Rosie, a nurse, taught our Sunday school classes growing up and passed along a love for studying God's word and a heart for Christian education. My father, Richard, a wood and metal worker by trade, has passed along a passion for mission and outreach to me. When I was in high school he led our youth group on mission trips to Mexico and Biloxi (post-hurricane) that were eye-opening and inspiring. I grew up influenced by a great many family members – grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins – many of whom still live in Kansas and whom I love to visit! I deeply value time and relationships with family and hope to share more stories about my loved ones with you in the future.
Gerri and her husband recently moved from Toledo, Ohio to Largo, Florida and are getting settled into the Florida lifestyle! We welcomed Gerri on staff in May 2019.
Jim Boyter is St. Mark's property steward of many talents. He is an engineer by profession now retired. Jim is a part time employee responsible for general maintenance of the campus (school excepted). His skills allow him to do the general plumbing, electrical and mechanical work necessary to keep St. Mark looking good and running well.
Beverly Entwisle is a part time employee is responsible for a number of the common areas.
My life started out as one of seven girls in Braddock, Pennsylvania (outside of Pittsburgh). After graduating high school I worked as a Secretary/Bookkeeper. I’ve worked in various businesses such as insurance, accounting, advertising, costume shop, and two churches after moving to Ocala, Florida in 2009. I’ve also volunteered with my Catholic church as a Religious Education teacher, Lector, Eucharistic Minister, and helping in the office when needed. I have three wonderful children, my daughter Regina and two sons Ronald and Raymond and four granddaughters, one grandson and one great-grandson. I moved to Clearwater in January 2016 to be closer to my daughter who lives in Dunedin. I’m grateful to Pastor Katy and Church Council for allowing me the opportunity to work here at St. Mark. I look forward to meeting the members of your congregation.
During St. Mark’s Annual Congregation Meeting in January, 2019, the 2019 council members were elected. You are always welcome to talk with any council member about a specific interest or issue.
President - Debbie Woodard
Vice President - Pete Horvath
Secretary of Record - Jamie Kinder
Pastor Katy Fast