Mark is returning to Minnesota after five years working in Chicago, IL with a consortium of Midwest seminaries called SCUPE. This non-profit offers theological courses for seminary students interested in ministry in the urban context. In 2009, Mark was a student there himself as a part of coursework and an internship toward an Urban Ministry degree from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN.
Previous to work in the non-profit arena, Mark was active for six years as Director of Youth & Family Ministry at an ELCA congregation in Rochester, MN. He is an avid reader, social justice advocate, and lover of all stringed instruments blessed with frets.