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Parish Staff



Father Anthony Mpungo


FR. ERIC BAFFOUR ASAMOAH - A native of Ghana, Father Eric was ordained to priesthood on July 1st of 2000 and has served in the Richmond Diocese since 2017. He was previously assigned to the Holy Trinity Cluster Parishes in the far southwest of Virginia until July 1st of 2023 when he began serving our parish here at Saint Mark in Virginia Beach, VA.




Deacon Mike Johnson


DEACON MIKE JOHNSON – and his wife, Jessie, have been members of St Mark since the days of Mass at Indian Lakes Elementary (1983).They have two adult sons who are both recently married. Mike served on Parish Council, including a term as its chair in the early 1990's. He's served the parish as a Lector, Eucharistic Minister and Mass Coordinator. Deacon Mike retired in 1998 after 22 years of Naval Service. He began formation for the Permanent Diaconate in 1999 and was ordained in March 2003. Mike enjoys full-time ministry and also likes to work-out. He is an alumnus and ardent USC Trojan fan.


Deacon John Kren


DEACON JOHN KREN – He and his wife Chris first joined St. Mark in 1983. They have three sons and three grandchildren. Deacon John holds degrees from Marist College, Old Dominion and St. Leo Universities. He began formation for the Permanent Diaconate in 1999 and was ordained in March 2003. He enjoys sailing, kayaking, woodworking, and cooking. Deacon John is Director of the Permanent Diaconate for the Diocese of Richmond.

Parish Office Staff

Mike Johnson - Pastoral Associate
Mary Ellen Cussen - Business Manager
Sherry Smeland - Parish Secretary
Brian Gridley - I.T. / Facilities Coordinator
Mark Smeland - Music Coordinator
Vikki Ignacio - 
Liturgical Musician
Renee McCroskey - Nursery Supervisor
Kathleen Seddon - Nursery Assistant


Religious Formation Office Staff

Nicole Brimer - RF Coordinator
Fe Guzman - Director of Religious education (DRE)