PastorMark@MillikenPres.org Pastor Mark was called to our church July 1, 2022. He is blissfully married to his wife Debbie. They have four children, Jenny who is married to Mark, Austin who is married to Kiersten, Lauren, and Addy. They have two grandsons, Jenny and Mark’s boys. They have one granddaughter, Addy’s girl. After 22 years in youth, children, and adult ministries Pastor Mark was called to go to seminary. He graduated from Iliff School of Theology with his Masters of Divinity in 2015. Pastor Mark is passionate about his call as a Shepherding pastor for our church and helping MPC become the Body of Christ we are called to be, living out the love of Christ in our community. Pastor Mark is also passionate about camping ministry and leads camps when his schedule permits. He participates with a Spiritual Director and maintains a beneficial relationship with his clergy coach. Pastor Mark relishes his Sabbath day, enjoys swimming, softball, basketball, reading, walking while holding Debbie’s hand, watching the Broncos, and movies. His theme verse is 1 Peter 3: 15 “But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.” The guiding scripture passage for his ministry is found in John 21: 15-17 and his favorite scripture is Psalm 121.