Mark joined the team in the summer of 2021 and brings with him a passion for helping people take their next steps with Christ. He is passionate about prayer and teaching the truths of God’s Word in a relatable way. Mark came to Hope after serving as a Lead Pastor in his former church, and as well as serving in several churches of various sizes throughout his 30+ years in vocational ministry. He has also worked in the market place for several years during his career as well, and has a deep desire to connect with the business leaders in the community. Mark married to his middle school sweetheart, Carla, in 1984, and they have three grown-adult daughters and seven grand-children. Mark enjoys spending time with his wife, outside of ministry duties at Hope. Is always up for Ice-cream, and loves taking photos of sunrises and sunsets.