Rev Steven Girard
Senior Pastor

Pastor Steven Girard has been the Senior Pastor of St. Mark since 2011. He graduated with a M.Div. from Concordia Theological Seminary in 2006 and served his first parish in rural Minnesota. Their family moved to Brunswick and have been in love with the Cleveland area ever since. He is passionate about teaching the faith and leading people to a deeper appreciation of what the Lord has done in giving us His Son, Jesus. He and his wife Kristin enjoy biking, motorcycle riding, cooking, and time with their children.

Carmen Gordon
Ministry Coordinator

Carmen is a lifelong member of St. Mark and was blessed with the opportunity to serve the church after the birth of her first son. She has worked in the office since October of 2011 while juggling motherhood to 3 rambunctious boys. She enjoys learning more about the Lord, listening to contemporary Christian music and anything to do with her family!

Barbra Lipian
Worship Team Leader

Barb is a graduate of the Baldwin Wallace College conservatory of music in voice and has studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London, the Boston Conservatory of Music, and the Cape Cod Conservatory.  As a compliment to her classic music knowledge, she is well versed in musical comedy, popular music, and contemporary Christian music.  She collaborates with other members of the worship team to develop excellence in worship through Christian music.

Jim Vrabel
Choir and Hand Chimes Leader

Jim has been serving St. Mark as part-time Organist as well as the Adult and Youth Vocal and Handbell Choir Director since October 2017.  He has served various congregations throughout the greater Cleveland area for the last 25+ years.  When he is not in rehearsals or in worship, he loves his Cleveland Indians and also sings.  He is also Assistant Director of the Tower City Chorus, an all male Barbershop Chorus and sings baritone in a quartet.