Clergy

Pastor
Fr. Ben Uhlenkott

Fr. Ben Uhlenkott
Ordained June 8, 2006


Father Ben is a native of Idaho having been raised in Cottonwood, Idaho. After high school, he attended Lewis Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho and found his calling to the priesthood and his educational development at Mount Angel Seminary in Oregon. He was the Parochial Vicar at Holy Apostles in Meridian and Risen Christ in Boise prior to becoming the Pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel and now, St. Mark’s. He is an avid hunter and outdoors person and loves encouraging the youth of our community in their spiritual walk with the Lord.

 

Parochial Vicar

Fr. Adrian Leszko
Ordained June 3rd, 2021


Fr. Adrian was born on March 20, 1992 and raised in Białystok, Poland.  After joining the group of altar boys in his parish his love of the Holy Mass, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and the Lord began to grow deeper. With the guidance of his pastor and parochial vicars, at the age of eleven, he decided to become a priest.

His formation and studies brought him to Miejsce Piastowe, Viterbo, Kracow, and Orchard Lake, Michigan. The Diocese of Boise was blessed by his acceptance as a seminarian on August 28, 2019. He was Ordained to the Priesthood on June 3, 2021 and began his assignment as Parochial Vicar for St. Mark’s on July 6th, 2021.

Fr. Leszko’s hobbies include traveling, reading, hiking, and swimming. He enjoys singing and playing the guitar. He hopes to immerse himself in all the workings of a parish, including RCIA, annulment work, and ministry to the sick and dying.


 

Deacons

 Deacon Clyde Brinegar

Deacon Clyde Brinegar
Ordained October 26, 2013 

Deacon Clyde is a native of Idaho, born in Weiser and raised in Burley. He and his wife Kathleen met at Idaho State University and have been married over 34 years. They have three children, Katy, Keriann, and Mark.
In addition to helping as a Spiritual Advisor and the Sacraments; Mass, Weddings, Funerals and Baptisms; Clyde focuses his ministry efforts on: Mercy Night (Spiritual Works of Mercy of being there for those needing quiet prayer after Reconciliation), and Wednesday’s School Mass, and Ecumenism (to promote mutual understanding and, ultimately, unity among all Christians).

 Deacon Mike Lowe

Deacon Mike and his wife (Linda) are actively involved in St. Marks. He and his wife met in high school 54 years ago, they have three boys and seven grandchildren. Linda is involved in the Quilting ministry and Extraordinary Eucharistic Outreach.

Though Deacon Mike is retired he continues to focus on Corporal Works of Mercy: The Lazarus ministry, comforting the grieving and praying for the living and the dead, helping families plan a vigil or funeral; and represents the Deacons on the Liturgy Committee. Deacon Mike also helps as a Spiritual Advisor and with the Sacraments; Mass, Weddings, Funerals and Baptisms; 

 Deacon Terry Nelson

Deacon Terry A. Nelson
Ordained October 27, 2012

Deacon Terry was a Pharmacist for 40 years. He and his wife met through their children and have been married for 22 years. They have 6 children and 10 grandchildren in a combined family. Interests include family, model trains and, fly fishing in a float tube. Rita's interests include art work and fishing and she is involved in divorce survival and St. Vincent de Paul. In addition to helping as a Spiritual Advisor and the Sacraments; Mass, Weddings, Funerals and Baptisms; Terry focuses his ministry efforts on: Corporal Works of Mercy: St Vincent de Paul (I was hungry and you gave me food,… Lending a listening ear to those going through a tough time) , Spiritual works of Mercy and healing through Divorce survival and annulments and outreach (visiting the sick) at Valley View nursing home.

Deacon Chris Privon                               

Ordained October 10, 2020

Deacon Chris and his wife Keron met in college and have been married for 39 years. They have 3 sons and two grandsons. Keron sews/embroiders the Baptismal gowns for youth and infant Baptisms. In addition to helping as a Spiritual Advisor and the Sacraments; Mass, Weddings, Funerals and Baptisms; Chris focuses on the Spiritual Works of Mercy: Helping St. Mark’s parishioners learn about our faith and helping them be open to talking with others about our beliefs. Chris teaches RCIA, various Bible Studies and some of the Youth Group classes. He is working with the team that is developing plans to engage the NONES (not religiously affiliated youth and adults), works with the Cursillo Men’s Team and represents the Deacons on the Pastoral and Finance Councils.

 Deacon Joe Rodriguez

Deacon Joe Rodriguez
Ordained September 10, 2005

Deacon Joe is fluent in both English and Spanish. He and his wife, Alma, have been an integral part of the St. Mark’s Catholic Community for many years. In addition to helping as a Spiritual Advisor and the Sacraments; Mass, Weddings, Funerals and Baptisms; Joe focuses his ministry efforts on: Latino ministry, Corporal works of Mercy- Jail ministry(‘in prison and you visited me’), Outreach (‘visiting the sick’); Cursillo ministry, Legion of Mary ministry and helps out at the Nazareth Retreat Center when he can.