Pastor Mark Doidge
Pastor Mark joined Holy Communion Lutheran Church in September 2012 as a graduate of Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, IA. Prior to ordained ministry, Mark served as a therapist and administrator of a community mental health clinic in Seattle, WA. Mark and his wife, Heather, have been married for 5 years. They are both blessed by loving families and friends all over the country. Among many of their hobbies, they enjoy golfing, bike-riding, reading and singing together.Mark loves to meet and work with people of all ages and backgrounds. He is playful, enthusiastic and passionate about the ways that the Church can serve and be changed by the larger community. He believes that all ministry should be relational as it strives to build God’s Kingdom here and now. His hope as a pastor is to see with God’s eyes, speak with God’s power, and love with God’s passion and grace.
Pastor Laura Fladten
Pastor Laura Fladten joined Holy Communion in November 2014. She received her Master of Divinity at Wartburg Theological Seminary, was ordained on August 28, 2004, and served at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Spring Valley, MN for the past ten years.Pastor Laura was born and raised in a strong family of faith in Delavan, WI (where many of her family members still reside), and has fond memories of coming to Racine as little girl for fishing and kringle!
Prior to attending Wartburg Seminary, she received her Bachelor of Music Education and Elementary Education degrees from UW-Whitewater. Pastor Laura taught mainly science and math at the Elkhorn Area Middle School from 1995-2000.
Pastor Laura has three furry children, Gracie, Riley and Scooter (Scooter is otherwise known as “Weak Moment”) who bring her much joy! In her spare time, in addition to playing with her dogs, she enjoys traveling, going to the movies, bicycling, boating, golfing, metal detecting, attending musical events, and spending time with her friends and family. She also loves dark chocolate and has yet to meet a chip that she didn’t like!