Our Pastor

Pastor Robert Abbott was appointed to St. Mark’s in 2006. He attended Lay Ministry School at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa after retiring from 43 years of teaching in public schools.

Pastor Abbott and his wife, Mary, have a grown daughter who teaches high school English. They have three grandchildren.

Pastor Abbott started as a lay speaker and continued church leadership training before being appointed to St. Mark’s.

His chief mantra includes two commandments: Love God and your fellow man, woman, and child along with doing all we can for our fellow human beings in need.

Pastor Abbott says, “I like developing relationships along the lines of worshipping God and being a good neighbor, being part of a caring worship community-which is what I have found St. Mark’s United Methodist Church to be.”