Mark has served as the Pastor at Orenco Church since October of 1983. Following his education at California State University and Fuller Theological Seminary, Mark served churches in Red Bluff, California and Oregon City, Oregon. His wife, Lisa, is a 6th grade teacher at Orenco Elementary School.
Mark and his wife Lisa have three children: Sarah, recently graduated from Oregon State University and now working in Arizona; Ben, a sophomore at Oregon State University; and Alyssa, an 8th grader at Meadow Park Middle School.
His favorite book of the Bible is Paul’s Letter to the Philippians, with his favorite passage of the book shared to him by an special uncle: “This is my prayer, that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God” (chapter 1, verses 9-11).
Mark enjoys music, playing both the piano and the guitar, and following his favorite Bay area sports teams.