Dr. Christine Cook, Pastor
Pastor Chris came to St. Mark as pastor in 2018 having previously served at Hope Hull UMC in Hope Hull, AL. She and her husband David, also a local pastor, have four grown daughters. She is looking forward to discovering where God is guiding this congregation.
Laura Moore, Choir Director
Laura became the choir director at St. Mark in 2012. She holds advanced degrees in piano and choral conducting. And when she’s not leading the music ministry at the Church, she’s serving as the award-winning chair of the Music Department at the University of South Alabama. Her choirs perform regularly with the Mobile Symphony Orchestra, and she’s active in musical theater. Her two sons are also accomplished musicians.
Sandi Christian, Children’s Director
Sandi Christian serves as the children’s director and assists with the youth group. She is a graduate of the University of Mobile where she earned her degree in elementary education. Sandi has been teaching for the past 23 years, and currently teaches third grade at Semmes Elementary. She is the proud aunt of Summer who is a junior honors student at Spring Hill College. Prior to joining St. Mark, she served as youth director at Chickasaw UMC. Sandi believes we have a wonderful group of children, parents, and volunteers, and is grateful for support the children’s ministry receives from our church family. She feels blessed to be part of such an awesome church. Sandi enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, and taking her puppy to the dog park.
Ken Austin, Office Manager
Email | 251.342.5861
As Office Manager, Ken’s smile is likely to be the first you’ll see when you walk in the door during the week. He joined the St. Mark team in January 2021 and brings a wealth of experience in business operations and technology, which means he’s the one who keeps things running smoothly. Ken takes the lead on church administration and communication, so if you need info on any of the ministries at St. Mark or would like to connect with a ministry leader, he can point you in the right direction.
Pam Murphy, Director
Early Learning Center
Email | 251.232.2106
Pam joined the ELC team in 2012, and since then she’s worn a lot of hats. After serving as a classroom teacher, she became the ELC Office Manager in 2015, Assistant Director in 2017, and then Director in 2019. This range of experience makes her invaluable. She and her husband, Barry, have two daughters. And when they travel, they love to go to Disney World.