On Monday November 6, 2017 , Rev. Terry Cripe, Ohio District President of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod visited St. Mark. Rev. Cripe gave a presentation on what churches can do to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ. Rev. Cripe pointed out many different ways congregations can be more inviting from simple signage changes to streamlining sermons. Pastor Mark Matzke, Saint Mark Senior Pastor, was invited to pray by Rev. Cripe at the conclusion of each sections of Rev. Cripe’s presentation.