St. Mark Village
Mission & Legacy

Our Mission: To enrich the lives of the residents we serve by creating an environment that fulfills their every need—body, mind, and spirit.

In 1977, inspired by his parishioners Pastor James H. Fresh began to dream about a community of people, vibrant in their mature years, social, busy, and full of life. He envisioned a place where residents and team members embraced a wellness approach to body, mind, and spirit. A family that supported and lifted each other up in times of need.

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So much to see in Palm Harbor!

A hidden gem of Florida’s Sun Coast, Palm Harbor, Florida, is one of the nation’s coziest and most comfortable places to live. Just minutes away are white sandy beaches and parks, hotels and country clubs, shopping destinations, performing arts, museums, colleges, and sporting events. In addition, medical facilities are close by, including Florida Hospital North Pinellas, Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital and VA Clinic. Residents of the Village enjoy living in this peaceful, tranquil, and family-centered community in Pinellas County.

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Jeff Gorddard

Chief Executive Officer & President

Jeff received his MBA from Dowling College after graduating from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. He started in healthcare operations at Tampa’s Town and Country Hospital as Assistant Administrator. He then went on to be CEO of a Long-Term Acute Care Hospital, Assistant Executive Director of Gulf Coast Village, a Continuing Care Retirement Community in Cape Coral, Florida, and later, Regional VP of Behavioral Health Hospitals in Florida, Ohio, Louisiana, and Texas. Jeff lives in Palm Harbor with wife, Beth, and two daughters, Danielle and Jenna.

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Randall Rees

VP of Healthcare Services

Randall Rees is a born and raised Floridian, originally from Daytona Beach. He attended Florida State University for his undergraduate studies and the University of Central Florida for his MBA, where he focused on Health Care Administration. Randall began his career in acute care hospitals, but quickly found his passion in enriching the quality of life for Seniors. Since then, he has had 10 years of experience operating skilled nursing facilities and short-term rehabilitation facilities here in Florida. Randall is excited to bring his passion for an enhanced quality of life to our family here at St. Mark Village as our Healthcare Administrator. He and his wife Jennifer are both excited to now call the Palm Harbor area home.

Board of Directors

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Dick Martin

Chairman of the Board

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Kennan Knopke

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Helen Henwood

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Deborah Woodward

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Clayton Snare

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Carol Cornell

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Nicholas Dukas

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Maria Miaoulis

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Cary McCord

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St. Mark Village Preferred Partners

As St. Mark Village celebrates 40+ years of excellence in North Pinellas, we also celebrate our growing list of business partners in the Tampa Bay area that help St. Mark Village excel in caring for each of our 600+ Residents. In 1980, Pastor James Fresh had a vision of what would become St. Mark Village. For over four decades, we've continued Pastor Fresh’s vision, as we grow, nurture, and prosper with the help of our local community.

For more information about becoming a St. Mark Village Preferred Partner, contact our Sr. Director of Sales and Marketing, Matthew D. Fresh, at (727) 464-1749. Call today and join the culture of compassion as a St. Mark Village Preferred Partner.

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Advisor Daniel S. Cullu, offers a wide range of services, from helping select individual investments to developing a retirement plan — including a broad array of resources to help you make informed investment decisions based on your specific needs.

Home Helpers

Home Helpers provides non-medical assistance and companionship for seniors in retirement communities, nursing homes, hospitals, rehabilitation centers and more. Home Helpers gives families peace of mind, knowing their loved one is happy, healthy, and well cared for.

Eternal Cremation Services

Locally, family owned and operated, Eternal Cremation Services offers affordable, honest, and compassionate, prepaid cremation plans and direct cremation services in Pinellas, Pasco, Hillsborough counties, and the Greater Tampa Bay area for over a decade.

Tarpon Total Health Care

Tarpon Total Health Care provides the finest quality care, combining skill and expertise that span the entire health and wellness spectrum. Dr. John Huy, D.C. is committed to relieving your pain, helping you maintain optimal health and ultimately, enhancing your quality of life.

Arvanitakis Law Group

Arvanitakis Law Group is a full-service law practice located in Clearwater, FL, focusing on the needs of clients in the areas of Real Estate and Foreclosures, Probate and Estate Planning, Elder Law, and Immigration. It is our mission to handle your legal transaction with diligence, respect, and care.

Paradise Flooring Solutions

Paradise Flooring Solutions has provided flooring solutions at St. Mark Village for more than 6 years. From new renovations to 10 year remodels and common areas, we've enjoyed working with the residents and team members that help make St. Mark Village such a special place to call home.

Aris Group

Assisting the business community since 2007, offering all major insurance carriers and cost containment strategies with complementary benefit administration systems; we offer Health, Life, Disability, Dental, Vision, Critical Illness, and Accident Insurances.

Henry J. Kulakowski, Jr.

Henry J. Kulakowski, Jr. is a licensed attorney practicing exclusively in Palm Harbor. Mr. Kulakowski's focus is estate planning, to include; design, preparation and implementation of wills and trusts, health care directives, as well as probate and trust administration.

Valyn Accounting & Trustee Services, LLC

Valyn Accounting & Trustee Services, LLC is a tax and accounting firm is located in Pinellas County, Florida, serving clients throughout the United States. Valyn Accounting & Trustee Services, LLC meet the needs of their clients by providing personalized services unique to each client.