Mark was born in Hastings, NE and lived in the midwest throughout his middle school and high school years. He graduated from Oakland-Craig prior to attending Concordia University, Seward to become a Lutheran teacher. Prior to serving at Christ Lincoln (2015), Mark has served Lutheran schools/ministries in Florida, Iowa, Colorado and Wisconsin. Mark married his high school sweetheart, Kathy, and is blessed with four children: Ellie Johnson (Grant), Noah, Jack and Bowen. Mark serves as Executive Director of Schools and Facilities and enjoys the people he works with. In his spare time, he loves to be outdoors (camping, fishing, golfing) and spending time with family.