Our Leadership and Staff

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Pastor 

Wes Conner

Wes is passionate about leading the St. Mark’s congregation into the future.  His main focus is to create a space in which each person can learn and grow in his or her spiritual journey and provide sound teaching of the Word of God. His passion is outreach and service. Wes is married to Betsy, his high school sweetheart, and they have four children. He has been in ministry in the United Methodist Church since 1998. He has been serving St. Mark’s since 2018. In Wes’s spare time he enjoys fishing and spending time with his family. 

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Secretary 

Maxine Collins

Maxine began working at St. Marks UMC as the church's financial secretary in February of 2005.  She has been married to her husband, Terry, for forty-two years this June.  They have two children and four grandchildren that keep them constantly on the go. From softball fields, to beauty pageants, to basketball and volleyball courts, to gymnastics meets; there is never a dull moment.  Maxine enjoys spending time with her husband at their home in the country and of course supporting their grandchildren in their many endeavors.  

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Organist/Choir Director

Ann Diller

Originally from NC, my husband’s military career brought us to Sumter in 1981. We have four children (which includes twins) and five grandchildren. I am a retired high school English teacher. Most of my life has centered around music, and I continue to serve two churches as an organist.

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Director of Education and Children’s Ministries

Cindy Gordon

Cindy joined the family of St. Mark’s UMC in 1978 with her husband and son. As her faith and her family grew, she sought new ways to serve the Lord.  In February 2002, she became a certified Lay Servant and continues to serve in that role. In 2013, she was appointed to lead education and children’s ministries where she directly impacts the spiritual formation of our children and students. 

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