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Rev. Jeffrey Miskus

Senior Pastor

Ordained in the Lutheran church, Pastor Jeff came to St. Mark’s in 2000 after ministering to congregations in Saskatchewan.  He settled here in Mississauga along with his wife Sylvia and three children Sarah, David, and Jessica.  The Miskus clan has since grown with the addition of grandchildren. Jeff loves preaching, … Read More

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Brian Lipka

Office Manager

Brian takes care of all the details of communication, correspondence and administration at St. Mark’s.  Brian has been our office manager just since the spring of 2016, but he and his wife, Rebecca, are long time members of our congregation and their son attended our Sunday School.  Brian also drives a school bus, which you … Read More


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Kimberly Moore

Director of Music

Kim joined St. Mark’s as our Director of Music in 2001, and became a member here along with her husband Michael and their three children. Kim has been a professional organist since 1980, and she plays our Keats-Geissler pipe organ at traditional services. She is also an accomplished pianist/keyboardist and guitar player and is … Read More

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Rev. Philip Gai

Associate Pastor

Philip Gai came to Canada as a refugee from South Sudan in 2000. Philip was the Director of Ministry to Africans in Canada at African Inland Mission. He went on to complete four years of seminary education through Concordia Lutheran Seminary in St. Louis Missouri, and was ordained as Associate - Sudanese Pastor on August 20, … Read More

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Rev. Dr. Matthias Benfey

Associate Pastor

Since becoming a member of St. Mark's some years ago, Matthias decided to pursue ordination through Concordia Lutheran Seminary.  He was ordained in 2017, although his seminary studies will continue for a couple of years after ordination.  He has many years of theological studies under his belt, though, and holds a doctorate … Read More

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Rev. Terry Hursh

Associate Pastor

Terry is an American born in Fort Wayne, Indiana but a long time resident of Canada.  Besides being a Lutheran Pastor, Terry holds a law degree from Ohio Northern University.  He works as a counselor for Anchor of Hope Counseling Centre, and as an immigration lawyer at his own law firm here in Mississauga.  As a member of St. … Read More

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Rev. Derek Mathers

Associate Pastor, Mission Executive of the English District LCMS

Derek became an Associate Pastor at St. Mark's in 2019, but his main gig is Assistant to the Bishop / Mission Executive for the English District of the LCMS, which means he is a pastor to many pastors! He describes himself as a passionate disciple of Jesus who wants to make disciples who can make disciples. When he’s not doing … Read More