This month I would like to highlight four outstanding Christian women who will be serving in and representing
Ulrich was born to missionary parents in Kenya and raised in the Missionary Alliance Church. She graduated
from Azusa Pacific University in California and is currently a student at Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago where she
is studying to be a Deacon. She and her husband Julio have been attending St Mark for about a year even though the live
in Hyde Park. Bethany speaks fluent Spanish and spent 6 years as a project manager in Mexico City. She has a passion
for justice and ministry to and for those who are oppressed and marginalized. Bethany has honored us by choosing St. Mark
to serve as her home congregation. She will continue to help lead the worship and occasionally preach. I know that you will
make her feel welcome.
Dalisa Alsberry has
been serving at St. Mark as a part time Office Assistant. She has been working with Linda and learning the ropes since this
April. Linda and I agree she is bright, very computer literate savvy, and a great fit for St Mark. Dalisa is married
to husband Dante and she is the mother of 5 children, Nehemiah (11), Titus (9), Robert (8), Alex (4), and Camille (3).
She is a part time student studying Business Administration at South Suburban College in South Holland. Dalisa grew up in
South Holland, attending Valley Kingdom Ministries International in Oak Forest where her family currently worships.
Julia Trygstad She is a PK (pastor's kid) and Susan and my amazing middle daughter.
Julia attended Sandburg High, and Illinois State, graduating with a major in teaching special education. Upon
graduation she took jobs teaching in Harvey, Hanoi Vietnam, and Prague in the Czech Republic. While there she got involved
with her church, helping to lead worship and Bible study. Beginning in July, Julia will enter the 2 year apprentice missionary
program with surge missions. Check out https://serge.org/mission. This month she will be coming back from Prague for
training in Philadelphia, and after that, visiting churches in our area, telling people about her ministry, and inviting people
and churches to participate in this ministry by supporting her financially and in prayer. (She will need to raise her own
support). Julia has chosen St. Mark as her home church.
(who is not related to Bethany) will soon be installed as our Sunday School Superintendent. Kim is married to David, and they
have been members at St Mark for 14 years. She has been serving her Lord at St. Mark in many capacities over the years. She
has been leading music in Sunday school for at least 10 years. She has served on the Fellowship Committee, and she and David
provide leadership for the annual youth fishing trip. You may know her from the 10 am Sunday service where she is part
of Praise Hymn leading the worship, or you may recognize her as the red haired "Goldie Digger" from our musical
"Rebound for Glory." Kim has great musical gifts and she has a passion for kids.
are so blessed at St Mark to have these gifted and committed sisters as part of our church.
continue to lift them up in prayer.
brother in Christ,