Mark graduated Crown College in 2012 and came to Hope in July 2013 once his wife, Lindsay, graduated from Crown. He and Lindsay have been married since July 2011 and have three kids (Ethan, Deacon, and Chloe) as well as a puppy dog named Riley. Mark graduated with a Youth Ministry degree and is passionate about reaching students for Christ. He first came to Hope as our assistant pastor of youth and young adults; and was asked to step into the lead pastor role in the summer of 2022.
Mark was a pastor's kid growing up so has lived in Minnesota and Michigan throughout his life. He's an avid Michigan Wolverines fan, unless it's NFL which he'd cheer for the Vikings. Don't let his size surprise you! He played soccer in high school -- as a goalie, so he loves to talk about Minnesota United if he gets a chance as well.