A member of St. Mark’s since 1971 and past Church Council President, Joe has served the church in many administrative capacities and is currently a member of the adult choir and bell choir. Joe is married to a lifelong St. Mark’s member Susan. Joe is a public school educator who retired in 2004 as the Chief Academic Officer for the School District of Philadelphia. Since retiring, Joe has worked nationwide as a consultant helping school districts improve their academic performance through building accountability systems, leadership team development and leadership coaching. Joe also has been an adjunct professor at several graduate schools schools of education of the past 27 ears. He holds a BA in History from Franklin and Marshall College, and a Masters of Science and an Ed.D. in Education Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania.
Joe works as a Quality Specialist at Merck and Company supporting vaccine manufacturing. He has been a member of St. Mark’s for six years and first year member of the Church Council. Joes is chair for the Evangelism Committee, a Faith Formation leader, nursery attendant, usher, reader and involved in the young person’s discussion group, helps with making St. Mark’s Easter eggs, and other church events. Joe is a proud Conshohocken resident for seven and half years, loving husband of Stephanie and father of Ava (6), Stella (4) and Joseph (2).
Jeanette’s history with St. Mark’s is relatively short compared to some but it has been filled with opportunities for involvement, fellowship, and spiritual growth. With her husband, Don, they began attending worship services at St. Mark’s in 1994, officially becoming members of the congregation in 2001. Jeanette is currently serving her first term on council, last year she served as the Vice President of Council and this year is serving as the Treasurer of the Congregation. She also serves as Finance Committee Chairperson, member of the Mutual Ministry, and serves on Special Projects Committees. Personally, Jeanette retired from Verizon after 37 years of service and is currently employed as a Tax Associate for H&R Block. Jeanette and her husband reside in King of Prussia.
Pam is a retired RN with two adult children, Scott and Kelly. Pam has been blessed with many friends here 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.
Karen has been a life long member of St. Mark’s. As our service ministry liason she connects to three very important areas or service – social ministry, property, and stewardship. Karen has been very active in working with our Social Ministry and keeps the needs of those in the community at the forefront our minds. She is always ready to help us put our hands to work doing God’s good work in the world. She has served on council in the past as well as served as the head of the Call Committee that searched for our new pastor, around the church she also serves as an usher, a reader, and an active attender in our Tweener’s Bible Study. This year she has retired from working with the Colonial School District and is enjoying being a grandmother to 3 wonderful boys.
Don is has been an active member of St. Mark’s for many years now and has been active in church leadership for many years. Don came to St. Mark’s after his church in Roxoborough dissolved and he has been an active and vibrant addition to our congregation at St. Mark’s. In addition to serving on council Don is a reader for our worship services and an active participant with our Theology on Tap. Outside of St. Mark’s Don is very active with his Scout Troop and also serves as our liaison to St. Mark’s Scout Troop 140.
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.
Lauren has been a member of St. Mark’s for the past 14 years and was confirmed here as well. She is currently serving her first term on church council as well as serving on the Worship and Music Committee. Lauren has been an active member of the adult choir for many years. In high school, she taught the Sunday School Choir and assists with Vacation Bible School. She is an elementary school teacher and is the director of a day camp in the summer. Lauren resides in Plymouth Meeting.
Erin Orekar lives in Conshohocken. She works for a health care company as a Project Manager implementing software solutions. Erin enjoys spending time with friends and family, travel, yoga and skiing. The community and faith formation activities drew Erin to membership at St. Mark’s.
Luciano Patruno and his wife Elizabeth and children Edward and Anne joined St. Mark’s in 2014. 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. While at Widener, Mr. Patruno was member of the Moot Court Honor Society and achieved Certificates of Honor in both Constitutional Law and Professional Responsibility.