Beyond preaching on Sunday mornings, Mark provides compassionate and wise pastoral counseling for those struggling with their faith in God, makes visits with those confined to their homes, hospitals beds, hospices, institutions, or prison cells; and he performs services for baby dedications, water baptisms, weddings, funerals or memorials, and other important life celebrations and ceremonies. He is also the leader of TWC’s Worship Ministry, the Men’s Discipleship group, and hosts the men’s retreats. He has written a number of bible study guides to help people grow personally with God.
He is most comfortable being out and about in public places to either work on his sermon series, do pastoral counseling, post daily devotions on Facebook, or share the good news of salvation through Christ with total strangers over a cup of coffee. He loves the community and regularly meets with a group of other area pastoral ministers to pray for each others’ churches and for the advancement of God’s Kingdom through the Gospel of Jesus. He also loves the outdoors and often goes for prayer walks and hikes. His hobbies include nature and wedding photography, marksmanship, and many other interests.
Mark is the devoted husband of Judy Santostefano and loving father of four adult children, and loves spending time with his granddaughter Nina.
If you are in need of pastoral services or ministry, please visit our Pastoral Ministry page, or call the Church Office at 860.228.4442
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Chris Page – email
Shirley Hewett, Head Greeter and Restoration & Renewal
Tim & Denise Casey, Hospitality / Outreach Team and P.O.D – email
Mark & Sue Albin
Neil & Jill Swenson
Children’s Minister, Stacy Lagasse – email
Children & Youth Administrator, Matt LaPlaca
M.O.P.S. (Mothers of Preschoolers), Amanda White and Elissa Kavovit
Nursery Coordinator, Judy Santostefano
Stephen Ministry, Patti C. Dunne M.A. Pastoral Counseling, Board Certified Associate Chaplain,860.377.4064 – email
Worship Team Leaders, Carol Simpson, Sharon Gonyaw, Nick Santostefano, Steve Sleeper – email
Women’s Life Group Leader, Sharon Gonyaw – email
THE OPEN DOOR,The Rising, Rob Labrecque – email
Wind & Fire, Vin Colonna – email
Carolyn Page – email