Mark is the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America pastor of the Cooperative Ministries. He and his wife, Robin, moved to McMinnville in 2003. Their most recent project has been to replace the foundation of their home which was built in 1876.
Robin is the choir director at McMinnville High School (and the music coordinator for the Cooperative). She and Mark are part owners of a wine shop called Wednesday Wines where Mark teaches “The Theology of Wine” class.
Mark received his undergraduate degree from Pacific Lutheran University, and his Masters of Divinity from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary. Before coming to Oregon, Mark was a pastor in Great Falls, Montana.
Mark and Robin have two children, Noel (who recently received a degree from the University of Montana) and Paul who is working on a degree at the University of Oregon.Mark’s interests include: cooking, wine, woodworking, reading and writing. Mark loves to sing and is a part of the Occasional Quartet (so named because of their infrequent performances.)