meet Pastor Mark!


MY ROLE AT CHURCH ON THE HILL
As a youth pastor since August of 2014, I have had the awesome privilege of being a spiritual educator for grades 6-12 here at Church on the Hill.  


MY FAMILY
While studying at The Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, I met a lovely and dynamic girl who grew up in France.  We got married in the summer of 2008 and now have 3 daughters.  Mary Lynne speaks French with our daughters.  So when I come home, I have no idea what’s going on.  I find it relaxing.  


MY BACKGROUND
I grew up with parents who became Christ followers once my sister and I were born.  I became a skeptic of The Bible in late middle school and heavy music became my god.  When I was a junior in high school I felt extremely lost and realized that I needed a savior.  As I worked various forms of construction for 5 years after high school, I was always a youth group volunteer and loved every minute of it.  It was because of Christian co-workers, that I was encouraged to pursue full time ministry.  After studying in Chicago, Mary Lynne and I went to help start a church in Montenegro for 4 years.  

SOME OF MY HOBBIES ARE
Running, coaching track, drumming, and confusing my wife with odd humor.  

MY FAVORITE BOOK IS
Unbroken.  Truly the only book I have struggled with putting down.  This book helped me realize how much of a pansy I am. 

MY FAVORITE MOVIE IS
Napoleon Dynamite