Laity Award


Mark and Bette Nazarchyk are Central’s Lay Servants of 2023. They were chosen by committee for their active commitment to the Christian way of life, for their contribution to the life of the church and for their service to the community.

Bette heads two outreach programs, writing and receiving grants to fund both. Combining the two ministries, about 100 people are fed a meal every single week. She is secretary of the Ad. Min. Council, an active member of the Friendship class, Women of Faith, and Bible study.

Mark chairs PPRC and the safety team, is a member of the Trustees, and volunteers once a week at Mint Hill Police Department.

Together they are an active team ministering to shut-ins, hospital patients, nursing facility residents. They transport folks to church, to the doctor, to wherever someone has a need to go. They are part of the prayer team. They meet any special need that arises. For months they ran the food pantry in addition to their regular work. Our food pantry, Central Cares, was birthed by Bette many years ago. They both are encouragers by the visits, cards, gifts, services.  Central is blessed to have the Nazarchyks!