Pastor Neil Kattermann has joined St. Mark Lutheran Church beginning September 17, 2018. He served as a Lutheran pastor for just over 45 years. Pastor Kattermann's first 25 years of service was at Hope Lutheran Church in Arcade, NY. He spent a total of 35 years serving the people of Hope. At that time, Hope Lutheran was affiliated with the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod until 1999 when both Hope and Pastor Kattermann joined the Upstate NY Synod of the ELCA. In 2008 he "retired" as pastor of Hope and went on to service as Assistant to the Bishop for Candidacy. More recently, he served as Intentional Interim of both Parkside and Holy Trinity. He also served as Visiting Pastor of Holy Trinity until he "retired" about two years ago.
Pastor Kattermann states that his task is to get on with IT. IT meaning God's Mission for us together at
St. Mark. We look forward to moving on with the mission of St. Mark which is to share Christ with anyone and everyone who will listen. THIS is the only reason for any of us and St. Mark to be here.