Mark has been married to his wife, Debra for 44 years. They have three adult daughters who all live in the area and six grandchildren. Mark and Debra have been members at gracespring since 1998. Mark has served in various roles of leadership at gracespring, including search committee, Elder, CE teacher, Worship Arts team member, missionary, pastoral staff, special events coordinator (Tim Hawkins and gs Marriage Conference). He has been an active part of a Community Group/Lifegroup at gracespring for 10+ years; served as a missionary with Youth for Christ for 30 years in various roles locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. His spiritual gifts include, administration, giving, pastor/shepherd, teacher. Mark is self-employed as founder/Chief Creative Strategist of NEXT Consulting Services since November 2014. Mark is the Chapter Director for Safe Families for Children - SW Michigan.