Staff and Leadership
The Very Rev. Mark Lauer is the Senior Pastor (Rector) at Christ the King Anglican Church. (Don’t let the fancy title fool you– he’s a regular guy!) He comes from a big family and now has a small one himself. He has been married to Shawnie since 1990 and is the father of Morgan, born in 2005. Mark is an extroverted people-person and a dreamer sort of visionary. He loves team-building and working alongside others to accomplish mission. “What gets me out of bed every morning,” Mark says, “is knowing that my ministry is used by God to help transform people’s lives for eternity, because here and now they come into relationship with the living Lord Jesus Christ.” As people-oriented as he is, Mark loves solitude and quiet time for reflection, rest and study, too. He also plays the guitar, is a licensed pilot, was a roadie for a band, and has far more songs on his iPhone than games. He loves going to movies and wish he did so more often. He also wishes he could lower his golf handicap more, but he’ll take the rounds he can get. He loves riding his Trek 5500 and his Honda 750 Aero Shadow– one of those has an engine, the other doesn’t.
Mark worked in the technology market of Silicon Valley for 14 years and ran his own international sales consulting business for 6 of those years, producing $100 million in revenue for his clients, mostly Japanese and Asian clients, seeking to establish sales channels in the USA for whole systems or components for systems, like computers, printers, and even silicon wafer manufacturing equipment. During this time, Mark was a bi-vocational pastor and church planter.
In 2004 Mark co-founded a coaching center for life coaching, relationship coaching, and sales coaching (www.centerforrelationship.com). In the 1990’s, Mark also began working at-large as a pastor in the local community for ministry outreach to those with no church home, but who, at milestone moments in life– weddings, baptisms, funerals– needed a pastor (www.pastormarklauer.com). He has earned degrees in psychology at Oregon State University and theology at Fuller Seminary, and he has done post-graduate work in counseling psychology at Santa Clara University and in theology at the Anglican School for Ministry. He has served as an associate pastor at Calvary Church of Los Gatos, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, South Hills Community Church (now known as WestGate Church South Hills), and on the church planting team of Cornerstone Community Church in 1992 (now Menlo Church San Jose campus, after Cornerstone was absorbed by Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in January 2016). Mark has served on the board of two non-profit corporations and consults with pastors and church leaders around the country. In addition to serving as the senior pastor of “CTK,” Mark also serves as a Regional Vicar with The Anglican Mission in the Americas to provide encouragement, care and coaching to pastors and clergy in The Mission (www.theamia.org). You can email Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Rev. Cindy Miller is the Deacon at Christ the King Anglican Church. Cindy was ordained as a Deacon in September 2014 in the Anglican Church. This life event was the culmination of a life-long call to ministry that first became apparent when she was 17 years old. She initially responded to this call by becoming an Registered Nurse. She found ways to blend ministry with her career as an RN over the past 23 years while she supervised nurses at a medical clinic and taught nursing students at San Jose State University. Cindy enjoys many aspects of ministry including prayer ministry, pastoral care and discipleship. She enjoys working with all ages, but has a passion for those who struggle with illness and college students/young adults. In addition to her work as a Deacon, she is now the Administrative Assistant for Christ the King and works part-time in the office. Cindy has journeyed through life with Brian, her husband of 20 years, and their 2 children, Ethan and Erinn.
Pastor David Turner is the Director of Next Generation Ministries at Christ the King Anglican church. He has been in ministry since God began to burden him for the folks asking for money on the way to his job in Union Square, San Francisco. A full-time position in ministry at San Francisco Rescue Mission was soon to follow, and in 2002 he married his most faithful ministry volunteer, Titilia. After moving to Fiji in 2005, they founded a school in the Fiji Islands (www.lamichristian.org) and lived there for seven years. He returned to the U.S. in 2012, and after serving for a short while again in San Francisco has followed the call of God to Christ the King! David and Titilia have four children: Daniel, Jeremy, Justin, and Hannah.
Daniel Wilburn is the Director of Worship at Christ the King on a part time basis. Daniel has been with us for several years, and we are thankful that he is here leading us in worship on a regular basis.
Our Vestry is comprised of very talented and dedicated people who love Jesus and who are committed to serving together as our parish moves into the next phase of our church-family life and mission. They are: Carl Steeves, The Rev. Tom McEnroe, and The Very Rev. Mark Lauer (President). Dn. Cindy Miller serves skillfully and faithfully as Treasurer.