Ramie Cooney

Ramie Cooney

Director of Children's Ministry

Ramie has her better half, John, to thank for getting into Christian education. After leaving the psychology department at Creighton University where she was an assistant psychology professor, she followed her husband to his new job in Seattle, WA. During a church council meeting, her husband volunteered her as an interim Children’s Education Director and she’s been passionate about growing the next generation of Christian leaders ever since! John and Ramie have two daughters–Caitrin & Coco—and a spoiled puppy, Nala.

Favorite Book: The Inextinguishable Symphony by Martin Goldsmith
Favorite Sports Team: Any University of Michigan team
Favorite Vacation Destination: Anywhere with John. We went on some wonderful trips to Europe, the gorgeous Zanzibar beachfront, and on safari in the Serengeti
Favorite Local Restaurant/coffee shop: Anything I don’t have to cook!


Why work for St. Mark’s UMC?

Working at St. Mark’s is a true “God thing” for me because I wasn’t even looking for a job when I learned about the needs here. I was sold by the mission statement which includes welcoming all and serving others.


What is your most memorable moment to-date at St. Mark’s UMC?

My most memorable moment so far at St. Mark’s was watching behind the scenes on the first day of VBS 2017 and being so excited for both the participants and volunteers. The excitement was palpable.


What most excites you about the future of St. Mark’s UMC?

I love the dedication to all at St. Mark’s UMC and we’re building new, exciting programming from strong foundations!