Our Pastors

Pastor Mark Doidge

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 blessed with 3 adopted children.  Among many of their hobbies, they enjoy golfing, bike-riding, reading, and spending time with the kids.  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

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 a dog, Scooter (Scooter is otherwise known as “Weak Moment”) who brings her much joy! In her spare time, in addition to playing with Scooter, she enjoys traveling, going to the movies, bicycling, boating, golfing, metal detecting, attending musical events, and spending time with her friends and family.