Hi, I’m Mark Dorio. I am blessed to be serving the Trinity Lutheran family in two distinct roles. I am the Director of the “Sierra Praise Team,” which is Trinity Lutheran’s Contemporary/Modern Worship Band, and is a premier Christian Worship Band in our area. We feature Christian music mostly from the playlists of radio stations like KYCC (88.1 FM) and KLOVE (93.1 FM). We play for the 4:30 PM Worship with Communion Service every Saturday here at Trinity Lutheran and we are always looking for additional vocalists, so if this is a ministry that you may be interested in being involved with, then please don’t hesitate to contact me for more information!
I am also blessed to be serving with my wife Georgina as Trinity Lutheran’s Co-Youth Ministry Leaders for 6th through 12th grade students and we are even open to including those into young adulthood. Together, Georgina and I hope to continue a rich tradition at Trinity to foster an environment that ‘connects’ youth in Christian fellowship both within and outside of the Church. We strongly hope to inspire youth to strive for a life that is enriched with service, charity, and love! We are eager to participate in community events and fellowship or service events with other churches that seek to shine a light on Jesus Christ. We believe that attending youth and church events should be fun and relevant to life. We hope to continually create an environment that is fun, relaxed, and Christ-centered! If you have any questions or if you are interested in checking out our Youth Group here at Trinity Lutheran Church, please feel free to contact us by phone, email, or just show up during posted office hours for a friendly chat.
Each of us serving in ministry have our own unique path that has led us to where we are today. Though it is impossible to really get to know someone from a brief bio on a webpage, here is a bit more about me. I was born in Los Angeles, CA. My parents were both college professors, somewhat hippies, and strongly encouraged me to pursue creative endeavors. I started learning to play the piano at the age of three and became quite good under the instruction of a family friend, Raymond Foote who was taught by Sergei Rachmaninoff. I got a recording contract for technical piano/keyboard at the age of seventeen. I worked for several record labels as a studio and stage keyboardist until I was twenty-five. Being always interested and encouraged by my family to pursue both intellectual and religious curiosities, I started attending college at age sixteen and a seminary at age twenty-one. I took classes in many different subjects searching for what I might want to do with my life. I earned a BA in Philosophy from University of Nevada Reno with minors in French and Religious Studies. Aside from studying theology and philosophy, I enjoy tennis, ultimate frisbee, physical fitness, chess, and hiking. I met my wife Georgina in 2009 and together we have one daughter, Lilly.
Hello, I’m Georgina, and I am blessed to be serving alongside my husband Mark Dorio in the role of Co-Youth Ministry Leader. We hope to share our love for Christ and community with all whom we encounter. We believe in the strength of God’s Love which shines through all of us in our talents and service. We also believe in promoting an atmosphere that reveals His Love in individuals and as a member of our community. We see that living in the love of God means being a part of sharing his blessings in the lives of others, whether it be reaching out with love to others, sharing fun and fellowship with Church family and/or community, or even by donating resources or time to service. Mark and I also have seen that a whole spirituality is best supported by a whole mind and a whole body, so we believe in communing with God through not only prayer, study, and looking for God in our everyday lives, but also through a healthy lifestyle that promotes peace of mind and the ability to follow where God is leading us. We look forward to sharing snacks to nourish the body, exercise and fun to nourish the mind and body, and bringing others together through faith in Jesus to nourish the soul. We believe that all elements are necessary for a whole community. We hope that you will stop by for a group meeting, event, or even to chat during office hours.
I would like to share a bit of my background and what has led me to wish to serve this church in Youth and Family Ministry. I am a Native Nevadan who was born in Carson City and lived in Northern Nevada for my whole life. I grew up surrounded by animals including the usual pets like dogs, cats, guinea pigs, and hamsters. I have also raised or trained more outdoor animals including sheep, pigs, turkeys, goats, and horses with the help of family, neighbors, and ranching families in my area. Animals were a lens through which I saw love from an early age, so I naturally wanted to be a veterinarian through most of my youth. I continued seeking this profession at the University of Nevada, Reno where I earned my bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. Along the way I learned that I have a passion for teaching and helping people of all ages. I was never sure what to do with this passion until I met my husband Mark and I observed all the service that he has been involved in through ministry in the time that we have shared. I didn’t grow up in a Church based family, and so my understanding of the ways that one could serve was limited. I also harbored some mistrust and many misconceptions about what it was to be a part of a church. I hope to be able to share Christ’s love and the enriching environment I have found with others who also may have mistrust or misconceptions about church or church going people. In 2010, Mark and I were blessed with our daughter Liliana, which has deepened my longing to work with the young, to watch them grow, and to see the wonder of God’s Love through their fresh perspectives.