Meet Pastor Duerr!

When did you begin working at St. Mark? Summer 2009

The best thing about St. Mark is: The people. We have the most wonderful, loving and compassionate people who are always willing to go out of their way to show the love of God in action.

Who is your hero? My dad, because he showed me what it looks like to be a man of God. He showed me what it looks like to be a faithful servant of Christ both in the church and at home by balancing the needs of his members and always being there for them, while always being there for his family when we needed him.

If you weren’t doing what you do today, what other job would you have? Working at Disneyland! I would love to be a trash person or a ride operator because I would get to talk to so many people and be friendly. If not Disneyland, I would likely go into private Christian counseling.

Favorite quote/Bible verse: Joshua 1:9 "I have commanded you: Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or discouraged for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."

If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be? Wherever my wife and beautiful daughter are (preferably somewhere cool and mountainous).

Favorite movie of all time: It used to be the Star Wars trilogy...but now it's got to be Captain Phillips and Zero Dark Thirty

What's your favorite thing on your desk? A picture of my daughter wearing firefighter's boots. We call it "Boots in boots".

Favorite sports team: The Anaheim Angels.

I've been told I look like: Ryan Reynold...but only by my wife.

Do you have a pet? Lady Evelyn Irene (or Evie for short). She is an Airdale Terrier.

The best concert I've ever attended: Five Iron Frenzy's final tour. The crowd was sweaty, the music was loud, the emotions were palpable and the worship at the end broke us down and humbled us before our great God.

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