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A Reconciling in Christ Congregation

Saint Mark Lutheran Church

Outreach Coordinator Selected

deb_mantey_fullAt the annual congregational meeting, a one-quarter-time position of Outreach Coordinator was approved.  We have steadily been moving to fill that position.   Three individuals inquired regarding the position.  After an interview process the council is pleased to announce that Deaconess Debra Mantey has accepted the position.  We are fortunate to have such a well-qualified person for this position.

Deb holds a B.A. in Theology from Valparaiso University and is a consecrated deaconess of the Lutheran Church.  Deb has held parish positions in several Lutheran churches in Washington and Texas.  She has also served as a Congregational Resource Representative for Augsburg Fortress.  From 1997-2011 Deb served the Oregon Synod as coordinator for Congregational Resources reaching out to clergy and lay leaders from 116 congregations across Oregon.

Deb will start her new position in time to support our next new member class.  Her email address is  Please join me in congratulating Deb on joining the staff of St. Mark. — John Anderson, Council President