Mark graduated from Oklahoma Christian College in 1978 and worked in information technology for Conoco for 24 years. During that time he served as a deacon for 16 years and an elder for 5 years at the Grand Avenue Church of Christ.
For a long time Mark dreamed of becoming a full-time minister, and in 2002 he was able to see that dream become a reality when he became the youth minister for Grand Avenue. As much as he loved youth ministry, though, Mark felt that God was leading him in a different direction, and that is what brought him to Northside.
Mark and Kimberlee have two grown children. Ryan lives in Wichita and is a Northside member and Rachel and her husband Zach (Sewell) live in Kansas City. Kimberlee coordinates the summer women’s home Bible studies.[clear]