Pastoral Council

What is the Pastoral Council? 

A parish pastoral council is the chief consultative body to the pastor. Consultation is a sharing of wisdom which enables the parish to carry out its mission. Under the direction of our Pastor, the pastoral council discerns issues that impact the lives of parishioners; prays, studies, and discusses those issues; and recommends practical ways of addressing them.

Selecting new leaders to serve the Parish Pastoral Council is an important moment in the life of the community. Pastoral Council members are called upon to reflection the life of the Parish in light of the mission of the Church and to assist the Pastor in bringing greater life and vibrancy to the parish.

How are Pastoral Council Members Selected at St. Mark Catholic Church?

Candidates may self-nominate, be nominated by other parishioners or receive nomination by our Pastor. Potential candidates are asked to consider the following:

  1. What gifts do you bring to the ministry of Leadership and the Pastoral Council?
  2. Please share your favorite Bible verse or spiritual reading and describe how this reading affects you and why?
  3. If you could give all the people of our Parish an injection of some spiritual gift or spiritual life, what would it be and why?

If you are interested in being a part of the Pastoral Council, please contact Father John Putnam at

Council Members

  David Spaedy (Chair)
Term Expires 2017
  John Benson (Vice Chair)
Term Expires 2018
  Melissa Donahue
Term Expires 2017
  Adrian Stout
Term Expires 2017
  Elaine Stewart
Term Expires 2018
  Jesus Acuna
Term Expires 2018
  Wojtek Lachowski
Term Expires 2018
  Jackie Jarrell
Term Expires 2019
  Terese Sides
Term Expires 2019

Judith Felt
Term Expires 2019

  Josh McCormick
Term Expires 2019
  Dave Stoughton
Term Expires 2019

Pastoral Council Minutes

Pastoral Council Constitution

Pastoral Council Member Responsibilities 

Pastoral Council Feedback Form

Former Council Chairs
1998 - 1999  Christopher Cusick
1999 - 2000  Pattie Fulford
2000 - 2001  Tom Cotter
2001 - 2002  Tom Grogan
2002 - 2003  Claudette Kaveler
2003 - 2004  David Hains
2004 - 2005  George Welsch
2005 - 2006  Ben Liuzzo
2006 - 2007  Lou Agosto
2007 - 2009  Tom Donahue
2009 - 2010  Eileen Gallagher
2010 - 2011  Kim Antolini
2011 - 2012  Chuck Chrimes
2012 - 2013  Marianne Bottoms
2013 - 2014  Jane Flyke
2014 - 2016  Larry Hauser
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