St. Mark Church : Clergy and Council

Our Clergy and Administration

Archpriest Jonathan Cholcher


Fr. Jonathan Cholcher was received into the Orthodox Church in 2000. He was ordained to the Priesthood in 2002. In August 2005, Fr. Jonathan became the Priest at St. John the Baptist Church in Warren, OH. In May 2020, he was appointed Acting Rector of St. Mark Orthodox Church in Bradenton, FL. Fr. Jonathan is married and has three sons.

Archpriest Stephen Plumlee

Coordinating Priest

Fr. Stephen Plumlee was assigned by Bishop to St. Mark Church (OCA Mission at that time) in October 1987. As a Private Psychotherapist, Fr. Stephen is a rich resource for communication and spiritual therapy. He participates in the International Orthodox Psychotherapy conferences as a speaker.

Fr. John Chudik

Fr. John was serving as a full-time priest form 2000 till 2019.

He provided leadership in strategical planning and implementing our new church construction, initiated a number of community projects, such as Parish nurse program, Project Mexico, "Orthodoxy 101", Multicultural Festivals, and other community outreach programs.

Visiting Co-serving Priests

We appreciate Fr. Elias Mitchell and many others visiting priests for caring for our souls and all the work they do for us!


Our Parrish Leadership

Our Council Memebers (2020)

Subdeacon James Abraham (President), Michael Kulisz  (Vice-President), Cara Kulikowski (Secretary), Willard Brown (Treasurer)
Council Members:
Peter Taleff
Dana Winters
Nick Orras