Our Dedicated Staff

 
Rev. Dr. Joan Watson, Pastor
Rev. Dr. Watson began as interim pastor and head of staff at St. Mark in November, 2018, following a 15- year ministry at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. At Covenant, she was Associate Minister for Pastoral Care (7 years) and Associate Minister for Christian Education and Spiritual Formation (8 years). Prior to her tenure at Covenant, Joan served Texas churches for 20 years as a Church Educator and served a year in the Clinical Pastoral Care and Counseling residency program at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. Joan has a deep sense of call to be pastor in all its expressions – preaching, teaching, worship leadership, sacraments and pastoral care, particularly during times of transition. She believes in the redemptive love of God through Jesus Christ and the sacred call to all to receive God’s grace and gifts and to live unique, joyful, purposeful lives for God’s glory. She and her husband, David, have recently relocated to the San Antonio area. They have two married children and one grandchild.
 
Angela Grover
Angela Grover, Christian Education Director
Angela Grover joined St. Mark in July 2014, along with husband, Scott Grover and two sons, Aidan and Alec. She excitedly accepted the position of Director of Christian Education in September of 2015. Adding to her role, January 2018, she began working with the youth of St. Mark, as well as adults and children. Angela feels led and equipped 
by God to support and encourage others, and create exciting ways to study and live out  His Word in our church and community. When she is not working, she enjoys time at the gym, crafting, and throwing parties. 
 
Kristine Luisi, Early Learning Center (ELC) Director
Kristine joined the ELC preschool staff in 2007, serving as an assistant teacher, coordinator of programs, and assistant director before being named director in 2016. She is originally from New Jersey and graduated from Rutgers with a degree in Economics. After having children, she earned a Child Development Associate certification at San Antonio College. Kristine and her husband, Jim, live in Fair Oaks Ranch with their three boys. She spends her free time at her sons’ sporting events, and also enjoys reading, cooking and walking. 
 
Marilyn Bonaguro, Nursery Coordinator
Marilyn has lived in the Boerne area since 2002 and previously lived in Chicago. She has been married to Jack for over 50 years, and they have six children and six grandchildren. With family in various states, she and Jack travel a lot. Her service includes the St. Mark Early Learning Center, elder of  Children’s Christian Education, the Family Life Center Kitchen Crew, Compassion in Action team and as St Mark Trustee. She also volunteers at the Hill Country Pregnancy Care Center and enjoys bible studies, reading and walking.  Marilyn has over 6 years of service as the St. Mark Nursery Coordinator.
 
John Tucker, Director of Music
John said he “is excited to be working each week with the hardworkingand talented St. Mark Chancel Choir and Praise Team, to offer God our best in musical offerings and in worship leading.” In addition to directing at St. Mark, John’s full time job is choir director at both Boerne ISD middle schools. John has two daughters living in Stephenville, whom he adores.
 
Financial SecretarySarah Hinman, Financial Secretary
Sarah joined the staff of St. Mark as Financial Secretary in January of 2014. Originally from California, moved to Katy, Texas, in 2004 and was a charter member of Grand Lakes Presbyterian Church where Sarah was called to serve as church office administrator and later moved to the Boerne area. She has 2 children and 5 grandchildren. Sarah loves singing with the Chancel Choir, and she enjoys cooking, gardening and hanging out with the deer in her backyard.
 
Naomi Koudouris, Administrative Assistant
Naomi joined the St. Mark family in April, 2018, and is really enjoying her role as Office Administrator.Naomi brings over 30 years of administrative experience to this position, including five years of office management experience.Before joining St. Mark, she was with WellMed Medical Management in San Antonio where she served as Senior Executive Assistant to multiple senior level leaders for that enterprise for nearly nine years.Naomi recently relocated to Boerne, and when not working, she loves cooking and reading and enjoys anything to do with the arts, especially music.
 
Alan Reyes, Sexton
Alan was born in Mexico City, Nationalized in the USA in 2009. Graduated from Northwest Vista Associates in Business (2009), UTSA bachelors in Spanish (2011).  Father of a wonderful daughter, seeker of truth, participant in creative environment, fit/ healthy lifestyle enthusiast, and believes that everything that you do should be out of love.
 
 
 
Rev Ed Brogan, Parish Associate Chaplain Ed Brogan has served around the world as a Presbyterian Pastor, Air Force Chaplain, and Director of the Presbyterian Council for Chaplains and Military Personnel. He retired from that council directorship, which selected and supported Presbyterian chaplains to serve in the military and VA. There are about 300 Presbyterian chaplains serving at any time. He also served a term as the national president of the Military Chaplain Association. Ed has degrees including a B.S. from MIT, Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry from McCormick Theological Seminary His is also a graduate of the Air Force’s Squadron Officer School, Air Command & Staff College, and the Air War College. He retired from that service in 2001 as a Colonel, with his final duty as the senior chaplain at Arlington National Cemetery. Ed, now a member of Mission Presbytery, and his wife Sandy – a St. Mark member – settled in Boerne and enjoy being near both their sons and their grandchildren.
 
Rev Mary D D’Alessio, Parish Associate “Mary D” serves as Parish Associate for Prayer and Healing. After graduation from Columbia Theological Seminary in 1992, she was ordained a Minister of the Word by Washington Presbytery. Before honorably retiring from active ministry in 2016 she served churches in PA, TX, and SC. She and husband, Dave, also an honorably retired Minister of the Word, moved to the Boerne area in 2016 to be closer to their daughter who lives in Bangs, TX, and they soon became active in the life of St. Mark. Mary D’s heart for ministry is for people to grow in their relationship with God through study, prayer, and fellowship. She enjoys walking the “hills” of Fair Oaks Ranch and cooking gourmet meals with husband Dave.
 
Img_4587-001Duane Manning, Commissioned Ruling Elder
Duane is a Commissioned Pastor, Parish Associate at St. Mark and is responsible for older adult visitation ministry. He is also serving as Pastor of Pipe Creek Presbyterian Church, a partnership ministry between our two congregations. He conducts monthly vesper services at Menger Springs, Morningside Ministries and Franklin Park on behalf of St. Mark. Duane retired from the Air Force in 1999 and is employed part time at USAA. He and his wife, Jackie, have been married 32 years and live in Fair Oaks Ranch. He is very grateful and blessed by God’s grace and love and enjoys sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ.