Mark has been in pastoral ministry since 1984, and in music ministry since 1980. Ordained an elder in 1993, he transitioned to Deacon in 2002 after having served churches in West Ohio as a pastor. He is certified in music by the UMC. He has served churches in Ohio, MIchigan and Illinois as a Director of Music. Mark has additional training in spiritual formation, having completed the Academy for Spiritual Formation, and completed many of the courses for certification in spiritual formation. Mark currently is an instructor for Axia College (UOP) and Baker College, directs the adult choir at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Jackson MI, and coordinates the spiritual formation activities at Westminster and First UMC in Jackson.