Our Leadership

& Office Personnel

Rev. Kirk Griffin

Pastor

Pastor Kirk realized early on that he was called by God to the ministry. After serving God in other churches, in 2008 Pastor Griffin began his ministry here among the people of St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hanover. People that know Pastor Griffin, appreciate his humor, friendliness and very conversational style of preaching. He is available to speak to you anytime, just send an email or call.

Martha Lippy

Christian Education Ministry 

We are dedicated to educating our community in the messages and promise of Jesus Christ. All who want to learn of His good news are invited to join us. 

Vivian Cullison

Evangelism Ministry

We share the good news of Jesus Christ with the Community by trying to do what Jesus did. He listened. He told a story. He blessed. He ate with them. He celebrated with them. He re-created with them.. 

Rick Pado

Fellowship Ministry

Christian fellowship is a spiritual necessity. God intends that we have fellowship with Him and with each other. Fellowship between Christians cements our fellowship with God. We meet together and we eat together with sincere hearts, praising God. The Fellowship Ministry oversees social functions for church members. It hosts a variety of dinners, celebrations and other events.

Nancy Bittinger

Social Ministry

We share our witness of Christ by reaching out to members of St. Mark and to the Hanover community in love to bring comfort to shut-ins and persons in need of clothing, food, and social interaction.

Melinda Elnagger

Director of Music

It is the music program’s mission to proclaim the Gospel in instruments and song so that the ears of the people are open to the word.

The Director of Music works with the Pastor in the planning of services. The Director insures that the music chosen for the day reflects the message and lifts up the congregation. The Director conducts the choir and Hand bells that are charged with leading the congregation in song and contemplation.

Martha Lobaugh

Worship Organist

Along with the Music Director, the Organist at St. Mark, provides musical accompainment, leading the congregation in song.


Alison Peterson

Office Coordinator

The office coordinator is responsible for initial response to incoming calls and general management of the church office, for assembly and production of our newletters, bulletins, and other communications.

Allison Wentz

St. Mark Preschool Director

​​​​​​​We introduce your child to a friendly, safe, and non-competitive learning environment where each child can become self-confident and enjoy learning. We also stress the nurturing of beginning relationships away from the family structure.