Dcn. Mark Ripper

About Dcn. Mark Ripper

Permanent Deacon

Hello, I’m Deacon Mark, a Permanent Deacon at St. John Westminster!

About Me

My name is Mark Ripper and I currently serve as a Deacon at St. John’s.  I am currently the Grand Knight and Associate Chaplain for the Knights of Columbus Council and serve as the Chaplain for the Saint Vincent de Paul Society.  I live in Westminster, MD. I have been married to my Susan for 34 years and have two children, David and Mary.

My full time job is as the Director of Technology Services for Carroll County Government. I have been with Carroll County for 33 years. I am an Eagle Scout and 2nd Degree Black Belt in Tai Jitsu and love spending time out in nature with my family and our Pomchi – Milo.

I’m here to help!

Below are a few of my responsibilities.  If you have any questions or need help with any of these items, please feel free to reach out to me!

  • Annulments
  • Baptism Preparation
  • Teach in the RCIA program
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Saint Vincent de Paul
  • Scouting – Religious Emblems

My Hours

I do not have set hours, but you can reach me at my email address below.

Contact Me

If you have any questions or need help please the best way to get a hold of me is by email: mripper@sjwest.org.