Saint Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church Staff

The staff and council members here at Saint Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church are comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church.


If you have questions for any of our staff or council members, feel free to email them or leave a voice mail message at the church office. Email and voicemail messages are retrieved during the office hours of 10AM – 2PM, Tuesday – Thursday. The office email is secretary@saintmark.info and the office phone number is 651-224-0228

  • Pastor Emily Rova-Hegener

    Pastor Emily graduated from Luther Seminary in 1999 and was ordained in 2001. She was called as an Associate Pastor to St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Grand Rapids in 2001; to the Silverdale Lutheran Church in Silverdale, WA as an Associate Pastor in 2003 and then to the United in Christ Lutheran Church in Eveleth, MN as a Co-Pastor from 2006 - 2015.


    These past four years, Pastor Emily has been teaching at the Oslo International School while her husband, Pastor Joel Rova- Hegener served out his call to the American Lutheran Church in Oslo, Norway. Pastors Emily and Joel have two sons; Nestor age 15 and Johan age 13. 


    While in Norway, Pastor Emily kept her preaching skills sharp by preaching sermons for the A.L.C., as well as leading retreats and participating in weekly fellowship opportunities afforded by the Norwegian church in outreach to refugees and immigrants. She served on the board of the Association of International Congregations in Europe and the Middle East as vice president and president. In those roles she was able to pursue her passion regarding connecting through conversation with our global brothers and sisters and raise awareness of how we can share the Gospel in a world which  is less about religion and faith and becoming more and more secular. 


    Pastor Emily is a Minnesota native and still has deep family ties located throughout the state of Minnesota. She is an outdoor enthusiast and is looking forward to settling in St Paul and accessing the wonderful parks and trails St. Paul has to offer. She is excited to work with St. Luke & St. Mark as we continue our friendship and deepen our shared ministry experiences.

  • Martin Brueggemann

    Office manager and Choir Director

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  • Bonnie Jellinek

    Organist

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Church Council Members

President - Eric Michelson


Secretary - Mary Miller


Treasurer - Nancy Redlin


Education - Open*


Worship - Larry Raasch


Property - Don Clark




Church Council Members (cont.)

Evangelism/Mission - Open*


Congregational Liaison - Open*

 

*Open positions are open to anyone interested.  Please contact one of the Church Council Members regarding a specific position.

Church Council Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. and everyone is welcome to attend.  Please come and share your ideas or concerns.  If you are unable to attend a meeting but wish to share your thoughts, please notify one of the council members or contact the Office at 651-224-0228 or Secretary@SaintMark.Info