The St. marks Team

The staff and leadership here at St. Marks UMC is comprised of men and women who love, care, and pray for every single person in the church. If you have any questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them. You can contact the church office here.

Staff & Leadership

  • Mark Hollinger, Senior Pastor

    Rev. Mark Hollinger has been the senior pastor of St. Marks United Methodist Church since July 1, 2011. Mark and his wife Kathy were born in Lima and graduated from Lima Senior H.S. Rev. Mark also received a Pharmacy Degree from Ohio Northern University. In 1997 He felt a strong call to be in Ministry. Rev. Mark served at the Pandora and Riley Creek United Methodist Churches for nine years.


    Rev. Mark is active in many areas of ministry. He has been on 10 mission trips. He has organized and counseled youth camps and has served on several Emmaus and Chrysalis teams.


    Email Pastor Mark

  • Dave Charles, Associate Pastor

    Dave joined the St. Marks staff in 1999.  He started here as the Children's Education Coordinator and later became the Youth Pastor and Outreach Pastor. He is currently appointed at St. Marks as our Associate Pastor where he has the opportunity to preach, provide pastoral care and still oversee the youth and outreach of our church. 


    Dave and his wife Heidi have three boys Loren, Avery and Henry.


    Email Dave.

  • Willie Fultz, Director of Worship & Music

    Willie has recently come to us from Old Fort, OH. After serving there as the Family Life Director for 6 years, has had felt a calling to pursue a life in leading worship.


    Together with his family (a lovely wife and four kids), they have a passion for reaching those who do not know Jesus. If you would like to know more, just ask!


    Email Willie

  • Michelle Shiparski, Children & Families Pastor

    Michelle has been a member of St. Marks since 1988.  She and her husband Steve were married in St. Marks in 1990, and Michelle began getting involved in the Children's Ministry when their first child was born in 1995.


    After serving as a volunteer for many years, Michelle felt God leading her into a more active role and under the mentorship of Dave Charles, she came to serve as a staff member in 2006.


    Michelle and Steve have three children, Blake, Madison, and Zoe. 


    Email Michelle