Rev. Mark is a fully ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church in his 22nd year in the ministry. He is happily married to his high school sweetheart Joanne and they have 2 sons- Sam and Hunter. He and Joanne began their ministry career in 1997 with 7 years at The Christ United Methodist Church in Fairview Heights, IL. They then served at The St. Joseph United Methodist Church in St. Joseph, IL for 8 years before coming to The Aledo United Methodist Church in July of 2012.
Rev. Mark graduated with Honors from Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL (1983) with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (BFA) in Acting and a minor in Theater Business. He also graduated with Honors from Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO (2000) with a Master's Degree (MDiv) in Theology.
Rev. Mark has a passion for growing the church by helping people deepen their faith. He is a church and management consultant, a public speaker and a drummer as well as an actor, magician, juggler, singer, web designer, film maker and writer.