New Members

Meet Carol Schneider

Carol Schneider was born and raised in Sioux City, Iowa and has been a life-long Lutheran. She worked as a church building consultant for the Mission Investment Fund of the ELCA while in Phoenix. Carol did her internship and a chaplaincy residency while in New York City. Carol retired in August of 2018 from the…

Welcome Sheri!

Sheri was born and raised in Southern California. Since 2011, she has fellowshipped at Living Water, where she and her husband met.  Sheri still attends and participates in serving there occasionally.  Prior to 2011, Sheri attended Gloria Dei. She says she has been blessed to be part of a church family since she was 13 years…

Welcome Jim & Sharon Lochner

Meet new members Jim and Sharon Lochner. Jim grew up in Sunnyside, Washington. He is employed by Trader Joe’s as a forklift driver in the warehouse, while he continues to apply for work at a state agency. Sharon grew up in Vancouver, Washington. She is retired and has gone back to work at COSTCO as…

Meet New Member Sachi H

I was born and grew up in Tsuchiura, Japan. Tsuchiura is a castle town in Ibaraki prefecture, about 65 km (40 miles) north of Tokyo. My parents used to run a dry cleaner there but have since retired and closed the shop. My grandparents moved from Hokkaido and we all lived together in the neighboring…

New Member Orientation

If you are curious about St. Mark, interested in making St. Mark your church home, recently joined our congregation, or have been a long time member, you are welcome to attend a New Member Orientation on either Sunday, November 6 or Sunday, November 13 at 10:00am.  (This is the same orientation — it is being…

Hello Jan H!

Jan H comes to St. Mark from California. She is a 5th generation native of that state. After high school, Jan attended California Lutheran University at Thousand Oaks. Her career has been as a professional fund raiser, and this work included raising funds for non-profit organizations from grass roots to the national level in scope.…

Mother and Daughter, Marion and Linda M, Join St. Mark!

Marion was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on January 20th, 1918. After grade school and high school, she attended business college and began working for Chase National Bank. Marion was later employed by Volkin Inc., also in Brooklyn, NY. Marion was married in 1943 and has one daughter (see below) whom she lives with in Olympia. …

Meet New Members David and Kristin G

Kristin was born in Tokyo, Japan and left when she was 2. Her parents were Lutheran missionaries there for 12 years. The family lived for 4 years in San Francisco where her father was a pastor. Kristin graduated from Augsburg College, in Edina MN, majoring in Studio Art and Art History. David grew up in…

Hey Chay!

Chay T, daughter of Joan C, was born in Renton, WA.  The family moved to Olympia when she was three years old, and she was baptized at St. Mark at that time.  Chay returned to St. Mark a couple of years ago and renewed her membership last fall. Chay graduated from Tumwater High School and…

Meet Lauren and Nova A

“I grew up in a town outside of Spokane called Cheney until age 8. From age 8 to 9, I lived in Tacoma, and from age 9 to age 20 in Las Vegas, Nevada. For the next 5 years, I lived in Orange County, California. Now at age 26, I live here in Lacey. I…