Mark was born on Whidbey Island. His parents were pastors of several churches here in the Northwest before going to Holland to be missionaries for four years.
He moved back to Whidbey Island in 1981 where he met his wife Leslie. Mark graduated from Lighthouse Christian School in 1983. He then enrolled in College where he received his AA Degree in Law Enforcement in 1986. He has worked in Law Enforcement full-time since 1987. Mark is currently employed by the Lynnwood Police Dept.
Mark & Leslie were married in April of 1988. They started working with the youth of SW Assembly in 1991 by helping the current youth pastor at that time, and teaching Sunday School.
In Spring of 2000, Mark & Leslie received the call of eventual full-time ministry, and began serving part-time as the Youth Pastor at South Whidbey Assembly.
Mark & Leslie have three children, Lindsay ('94), Nathan ('97) and Joel ('99).