Our Mission

Invite. Encounter. Respond.

Our mission is to invite others into relationships to encounter the love of Christ and respond by blessing others and transforming the world.  We live into this mission through our worship, small groups, service projects, and missions. 


Our Vision

To be a spiritual home where people encounter the love of Christ through life-giving relationships. As a community, we know we won't always be in agreement, but covenant to: love and forgive, encourage one another to grow in our faith and God-given talents, to create an environment of experimentation and exploration, and to always welcome the stranger and guest, helping others to find a home here, too.

Our Pastor

Reverend Mark Marston


Rev. Mark Marston was appointed to Park Church in July 2023 as pastor. He has most recently served at First United Methodist Church in Cheyenne, WY. His past appointments also include Aitkin United Methodist Church, so he is not a stranger to the Brainerd Lakes Area! He joins our church family with his wife, Beth, and daughter, Rachel. 


Rev. Mark has a bachelor's degree in General Biology from Sonoma State University and a master's degree in Divinity from the Iliff School of Theology. He has been ordained for 30 years. 

Our Leadership

We’re grateful for each member and volunteer who helps us live into our mission. Behind everything we do are teams of great leaders who help us plan, discern, and live out our mission. Our leaders include: 

Park Church Council

Kerry B., Council Chair

Our Church Council comprises elected leaders who oversee our properties, finances, staff, and the general mission of our church.

Family Ministries Team

Janie W., Coordinator

Our Family Ministry Team is a group of volunteers who plan events for families, outreach, and mission. This is a fun group of event planners and mission coordinators! Our primary focus is on intergenerational fun nights, Family-friendly outings, Parents' Night Out, and other events that support the families of our church and community. 

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you. Connect with us by filling out the form in the link below.

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