2020 Parish Council Members
In addition to the following members, Fr. Ben Uhlenkott, Pastor and Fr. Vitalis Onyeama, SMMM, Parochial Vicar, serve on the Parish Council.
Chair: Mike Harrington
Mike is a lifelong Catholic, Boisean and Idahoan. He grew up in Boise, attended Catholic schools here and graduated from Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. His faith was shaped by a loving family, strong Catholic education and a commitment to others. He and his wife Sherry were married at St. Mark's and have four great kids, all of whom attended St. Mark's School. He loves our St. Mark's community and has been an active member of the Knights of Columbus, Eucharistic Ministry and the St. Mark's school board
Vice-Chair: Brenda Bauges
Brenda Bauges is a visiting professor at the University of Idaho, College of Law. Brenda has been an attorney for eleven years, and a member of St. Mark’s for twelve. Brenda serves as a lector and as a member of St. Mark’s newly formed social justice/corporal works of mercy committee.
Secretary: April Fagerson
Deacon Liason: Deacon Chris Privon
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.
Finance Council Liason: Jodi Caudle
Jodi was born and raised in north Idaho before moving to the Treasure Valley to attend The College of Idaho where she earned dual degrees in Theatre and Business Administration: Finance. She became active as a volunteer with St. Mark’s Youth Ministry after college and has called St. Mark’s her home ever since. She loves the Idaho outdoors, and you can find her spending her free time exploring our great state with her family.
School Board Liason: Derek Janzen
Derek Janzen is privileged to serve you on the Parish Council as the St. Mark’s School Advisory Board's liason. He has served on the school board for the past 3 years. He has been married to his wife Andrea for 20 years and currently has an 8th grader at St. Mark's School. He was introduced to the St. Mark’s Community through the school, when their daughter shadowed the school and loved it. The following year she was new 3rd grader at St. Mark’s! Ever since, they have tried to be as involved as possible.
Member at Large: Amy Brunson
Amy Brunson has been a member of St Mark's since 2004. She serves with the Euchatistic Ministry and Evangelization Retreats, both of which, enrich her faith journey. She has been married to her husband Mick for 10 years and has two beautiful daughters, Lenah and Sophia.