Meet The Ministry Team

Rev. Mark Bersche - Pastor

Pastor Bersche has served St. John's Lutheran Church and School since May 2011. He was born and raised in Blackwell, Oklahoma and graduated from Northern Oklahoma College in Tonkawa receiving a Degree in Broadcasting and Communications. Before entering ministry, he worked in the Broadcasting Industry and served our nation as a United States Marine.
In 1999 the Bersche family moved from Ponca City, OK to Ft. Wayne, IN where he attended Concordia Theological Seminary. His vicarage was here at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Moore and he graduated on May 23, 2003. The following month he was Ordained and Installed as the Pastor of Zion Lutheran Church, Alva, OK. Mark, Wendy, and their three children moved to Moore in 2011 when he was installed at St. John's.

Dr. Craig Sproat - Music

Craig Sproat holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in organ performance from the University of Oklahoma. Originally from the Outer Banks of North Carolina, he also studied at Concordia University Wisconsin (B.M.A.) and Indiana University (M.M.). His teachers include James Freese, John Behnke, and John Schwandt. From 2011 to 2015 he was an Instructor in the School of Music at the University of Oklahoma, teaching private lessons and courses in organ and church music. He currently is an Instructor in the School of Musical Theatre at the University of Oklahoma where he serves as staff accompanist. He also often works with the Sooner Theatre in Norman as musical director and conductor, including recent productions of Catch Me if You Can, Meet Me in St. Louis, and Next to Normal.

Lacy Urban - Administrative Assitant & Webmaster

Lacy has served St. John's Lutheran Church;since December 2014. She was born and raised in Moore, Oklahoma. She received her certification in Web Design in 2010 from Moore Norman Technology Center, then got her Associates in Applied Science Degree (Web Design) from OCCC where she also studied Drawing, Painting, and Photography.

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