Guy Donegan-Cross is the vicar at St Mark's. With the PCC and leadership team, he oversees the vision of the church, keeps the leadership team on track (!), and looks after discipleship and groups. He has been at St Mark’s since 2010. Before that he was a vicar in Saltburn-by-the Sea in Cleveland for seven years. He is married to Ruth, and has four children - John, Hamish, Toby and Anna. He is passionate about seeing people set on fire as Christians, and equipped to bringing the kingdom of God in their daily lives. He also likes amateur dramatics. Especially playing baddies.
Dan Watts is Associate Minister and oversees our children's group leaders, family-related events, and is taking on our vision to "Release Gifts" - helping people to recognise and use their gifts in the church and workplace, and be mentored in doing so. He is married to Julia and has two children – Megan and Sam. He loves to see people identify their gifts and be given opportunities to exercise them. He is particularly passionate about the nurturing and mentoring of those in leadership. He has been known to enjoy the odd pint of real ale and good long walk in the Dales.
Alison Glover is Pastoral Director. She works with a team to oversee our vision for being a welcoming community, and to provide pastoral care within and without the church.
Michelle Hayes is Kingdom Life Director, which she feels is an embarrassingly grand title, but essentially means she oversees our vision to be a church community engaged with the kingdom - seeing needs, responding, working across churches, looking outward...
Natalie Jones is our youth pastor, overseeing our five year vision to invest in the next generation through encouraging mentoring, discipleship and leadership among teenagers. She also does outreach to schools.
Cathy Meadows works in the office and is an administrative marvel.
Richard Marjoribanks is our fantastic treasurer. He helps us steward what God has given us, and does it with a heart for God's kingdom. He is ably assisted by Owen Mayes, and by Angeline Campbell.
Dave Worthington is one of our churchwardens and has lots of experience in serving God at St Mark's and supporting vicars! He's married to Ann and passionate about the church's vision and excited at its progress over such a short period of time.
Charlotte Clarke is our other warden. She has a passion for translation and tap dancing...
Simon Corner is one of our two caretakers.
Dougie Claridge is one of our caretakers.
John Duff has been an associate minister at St Mark’s since 2001, he is also a Quality Manager with an electronics company in Leeds. He is married to Sue and they have three grown up children. He has always believed that faith is for all of life – not just for church. He writes fiction and was described by one magazine as ‘an ordained priest with a penchant for hard boiled crime’.
Stewart Davies Over the last fifteen years, Stewart has been running businesses in different parts of the UK and enjoys the opportunity this presents to pursue his passion for innovation, sustainable development and values-based management. With his wife, Catharine, he is enjoying getting to know Harrogate and the good folk of St Mark's, having moved to the area in 2014.
Kath Barker is a secondary school music teacher who as a Reader wants to help people learn more about their faith and how it relates to real life. Married, with a teenage son, she spends what little spare time she has singing, sewing and escaping on long walks.
Flor Colmenares is an intern at St Mark's from Peru! She has a great heart for people and for Jesus, serving at Lighthouse, Open Church, Craft Aid and with various groups. She brings Peruvian sunshine and faith!
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