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Meet the Staff

Get to know the incredible staff at Berean Church

Meet our Staff

Say hello to the staff at Berean Church.

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Mark Moder - Lead Pastor

Mark Moder founded Berean Church in 1986 and is a graduate of Rhema Bible College. Since then, he has faithfully served as Berean's lead pastor. Pastor Mark is married to his wife of 30+ years, Stephanie.

Stephanie Moder - Associate Pastor

Stephanie Moder co-founded Berean Church in 1986 and is also a graduate of Rhema Bible College. Stephanie has created her own VBS content for over 30 years, and has led mission trips around the world. She also leads a Bible Study in Weirton, WV.

Laurie Lagi - Office Manager

Laurie Lagi has been a member of Berean Church for over 30 years. She is currently the full time Office Manager and is the glue that holds the office together. She is an invaluable asset to the congregation and also serves as the Assistant to Pastors Mark and Stephanie. 

Carol Nomides - Pastoral Care


Carol Nomides has been a faithful member of Berean Church for 27 years. As Pastoral Care Overseer, Carol visits and prays for those who are in the hospital or nursing home. Those who are in need are provided with meals, transportation, and other services.

Deana Thielet - Administrative Assistant

Deana Thielet serves as Berean Church's Bookstore Manager and Administrative Assistant. Deana has been a member of Berean Church for over 30 years, and currently teaches the "Declutter Your Way to Success" small group. She loves Jesus, family, kids, VeggieTales, and Star Trek!

Sue Totin - Administrative Assistant


Sue Totin has been a member of Berean Church for over 30 years. She has been a part of the worship ministry since her arrival and has been the Worship Overseer for about 10 years. She has been a part of the staff since 2017 as an Administrative Assistant. Sue loves her Berean family and has many kindred spirits among them.