Staff Member: Mark Barder
Deacon Mark Barder was ordained a deacon December 5, 2008. He is married to his wife Mary Beth. They have two children, both married and a grandson.
Mark has been involved in church work for the past 40+ years. Currently he is retired as Director of Planning and Director of the Diaconate for the Diocese of Saint Cloud, Minnesota. Mark volunteers about 35 hours a week at the parish bringing communion to parishioners in the parish. . He, along with his wife, record the daily scriptures and reflections for the parish. You can often find Mark sharing conversation, laughter and prayer with people in the parish. In addition to his ministry at the parish, Mark serves as a Trustee and Regent for Saint John's School of Theology and as a representative on the Deacon Advisory Board for the diocese. Mark loves ministry and serving wherever he can to forward the vision and ministry of the parish and the Catholic Church.
Mark loves to laugh, he loves life and never takes life for granted.