Pastor  &  Staff

Rev. Jim Mericle

Senior Pastor

Pastor Jim joined us July 1, 2020 after serving congregations in Minnesota and California.  Pastor Jim is passionate about helping people grow in their relationship with Jesus, welcoming people of all backgrounds, mission trips, traveling, making and enjoying food and coffee from around the world.  He is married to Sondra with two grown children, three grandkids and one awesome dog.

Francoise Dutil

Church Administrator

Francoise joined the staff in 2017 as the Office Administrator and handles the office and financial duties for the Church.  

MONICA Gerardo

Principal of St. Mark’s School

Principal Gerardo joined the staff in 2014 as Director of St. Mark’s Leadership Academy . She became the Principal in 2019.  She is a graduate of Whittier College.


Youth Minister

Melissa joined the Staff in 2019 and works part time as our Youth Director.  She is a graduate of California Lutheran University.

Renee Gehlbach


Renee joined the staff in May of 2022 and is a talented musician on the organ and piano.  In addition, she has a gifted singing voice and can lead songs while playing the piano.  She has served in this position in other churches previously and is a full-time music teacher in the Covina Unified School District.  She is a graduate of Azuza Pacific University.