Mark grew up just south of Tumwater in Rochester. As you would hope for a Pastor, Mark wants to be first known for loving God; to be closely followed by loving people. Ranking exceedingly high amongst those people, would be his wife of over 15 years Kate, and their two young daughters. He is quick to laugh, loves to be in nature and never met a board game he doesn’t like. Mark takes a great deal of pleasure in helping people engage their faith, or even better to find new life in Christ. He holds ministerial degrees from both NW University and Fuller Seminary, has served in ministry for over 20 years both locally and in Australia.