Mark is excited to be a part of the Associate Pastor Call Team and is looking forward to bringing his perspective to the process. He has been encouraged by the way the church has adapted over the past few years, from the change in pastors to embracing different ways of worshiping through COVID.
He hopes the call process will bring a pastor that can be a bridge within the church - between traditional, contemporary and online worship and between different generations and viewpoints. Mark and his wife Karen have been members at Good Shepherd for 9 years, having joined after moving to the area and being drawn in by the energy of the pastor team at the time and the larger church and by the wide variety of programs offered, especially the vibrant children’s ministry.
Their three children (boys - 10 and 8 - and daughter - 5) have all attended Good Shepherd Lutheran Preschool. Mark has filled in as a substitute Sparks leader/helper and substitute Club 45 leader and is looking forward to engaging more with Good Shepherd programs in the post-COVID era, having recently joined
the Sanctuary serving team. Mark works as an engineer in the energy industry, is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas has an electrical engineering degree from Purdue University.
Mark and his family love outdoor activities, including biking, cross-country skiing, camping, hiking, swimming and just generally playing outside.