God's work. Our hands.

Our Church Leadership

Our church is run by the members of the congregation. From our membership we elect council members to serve in positions of leadership on behalf of the congregation. Each council member is elected to serve a two year term and during which they may serve in various roles on the church council. From these leaders elected by the congregation they meet once a year to elect the executive board of President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer are elected to serve a one year term.

Please pray for our congregations leadership on a regular basis as they seek to discern God’s will for the congregation and make actions on behalf of the whole congregation.

Kathy Pokalo – Council President

Kathy Pokalo – Council President

Kathy has been a member of St. Mark’s since 1983.  She worked as the parish secretary from the mid-80s through early 90s, literally raising her daughters in the church.  It’s been gratifying to see how the Holy Spirit has kept the congregation going through some very turbulent times.  She’s served the congregation in the past on council, chairing a call committee and later, the re-development process.  She’d  like seeing an entrepreneurial-ecumenical attitude toward serving the community–encouraging and supporting the work of different members; the body has many parts, but one head and one heart.

Kathy has been teaching high school and college English since 1988.  She and her husband George have been married and lived in Conshohocken for 35 years.

 

Joe Ruggiero – Vice President

Joe Ruggiero – Vice President

Joe and his family joined St. Mark’s in 2009. Since then he has served in many capacities on Church Council, the Call Committee and presently as the chair of the Internship Committee for Vicar Lenny, and a teacher for Vacation Bible School and our Sunday morning Faith Formation classes. Joe has been the lead on many of our evangelism efforts and is an excellent ambassador for our congregation in the community. Joe works for Merck, Inc. in their learning and development department and is a graduate of Ursinus College. Originally from the Reading area, he and his family now live in Conshohocken.

 

Matt Hoffman – Treasurer

Matt Hoffman – Treasurer

Matt and his wife Lara live in Conshohocken with their two children Maddie and Rowen. Matt has been a member of St. Mark’s since 2010 and has worked actively recently with our Stewardship Team. Professionally Matt works for Pentair Thermal Management. In addition to being avid Penn State fan, in his spare time Matt enjoys running and playing a good game of golf.

Pam Keebler – Secretary

Pam Keebler – Secretary

Pam is a retired RN with two adult children, Scott and Kelly. Pam has been blessed with many friends at St. Mark’s and she enjoys the camaraderie she shares with her church family. She has been a member of St. Mark’s since 2010 and has been active in Bell Choir, serving on the Worship and Music Committee, helping with the Easter Egg Industry, serving as an usher for worship, and attending the Tweener’s bible study.

Katie Colaneri – Worship Ministries Team Leader

Katie Colaneri – Worship Ministries Team Leader

Katie Colaneri is a editor and reporter for NewsWorks/WHYY covering urban issues with a focus on poverty. She came to St. Mark’s earlier this year after an extensive “church shopping” experience. She and her husband Cory Steely live in Norristown with their beagle Sadie. A native of North Jersey, Katie is a proud alumna of Wellesley College and has previous experience working in churches in the New Jersey and New York areas before moving into the Philadelphia area.

Luciano Patruno – Evangelism and Fellowship Ministry Team

Luciano Patruno – Evangelism and Fellowship Ministry Team

Luc and his family joined St. Mark’s in 2014 and since have become quite active in leadership in the congregation. This past year Luc has served as our key ministry leader in the area of Evangelism and Fellowship team where he has been working closely develop a Nursery School Task force to explore the options of St. Mark’s opening a pre-school. He is a 1996 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University where he obtained a B.A. degree in International Politics and was a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.  After several years working in the private sector, Mr. Patruno attended the Widener University School of Law where he earned his Juris Doctorate in 2006.  Currently Luc works with the Chartwell Law offices located in Philadelphia, PA as a Worker’s Compensation attorney litigator. Luc is also a proud basketball coach and soccer coach for Colonial and Plymouth Whitemarsh.

Aaron Moul – Service Ministries Team Leader

Aaron Moul – Service Ministries Team Leader

Aaron joined St. Mark’s in 2016 and has been a tireless advocate for many of our ministries. Volunteering with Vacation Bible School, assisting with our property team, and a regular part of the Dinner Church crowd. Aaron and his wife Meagan were married this past year and recently bought their first home in Conshohocken. Aaron is a lifelong Lutheran, growing up in Lancaster as part of St. Peter’s Lutheran church. Aaron currently works for Warfel Construction as a project manager and is a graduate of Slippery Rock University.  Aaron is seeking his first term on Church Council.

Stephanie Conklin – Faith Formation Ministries Team Leader

Stephanie Conklin – Faith Formation Ministries Team Leader

Stephanie has been a lifelong member of St. Mark’s. As a second generation member, she is the proud grandparent of a 4th generation of St. Mark’s members. Stephanie has taken an active role in helping to facilitate our Dinner Church on Thursday nights in coordinating our dinner each week. In addition she is a member of the Bell and Adult Choir and a key leader on Wednesday’s during Easter Egg production as the “chocolate lady.” Stephanie is a special education teacher with the Philadelphia School district specializing in autism spectrum education and is a graduate of Chestnut Hill College. Stephanie and her family live in Conshohocken, where she has called home for most of her life.

Erin Orekar – Council Team Member At Large

Erin Orekar – Council Team Member At Large

Member of St. Mark’s since 2014, Erin is seeking her second term on Church Council. As an active member of the Stewardship team and bell choir—Erin has jumped right into being a member of this congregation! Erin is a full time student studying currently to become a Nutritionist.