Mark is from Olympia, Washington, where he owned a small business. In 1995, he sensed God calling him to plant a church in Eagle River, Alaska, which he led for 17 years before accepting the call in 2012 to Pine Lake Covenant Church as Lead Pastor. He earned his Master’s degree from Regent College in Vancouver, BC. He recently completed his Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, CA. Most importantly, Mark strives to deliver Christ’s message in a form that honors the authority of Scripture while being relevant to the challenges we face today. Mark and his wife, Patty, have three boys: Aaron, Jesse, and Samuel. Mark enjoys running, fishing, reading and being with people.