Mark was born and raised in Shawville Quebec. His earliest memories of Sunday school and church are of being a young child at Bristol Memorial Presbyterian church. He comes to Gracefield after thirteen years in the GTA – ten years of which was spent as Warehouse Manager for Canadian Stone Industries where he oversaw his shipping team, facility maintenance, purchasing and helped with customer service. Previous to this he had been employed in golf course maintenance and very involved in pastoral ministry.
He has experience as a volunteer coach and worked with students at multiple high schools and at sports camps, and while living in the Vancouver area he served as the chaplain for the Vancouver Canadians baseball team. He has also served in congregational ministry in the roles of youth and young adult ministries, musical worship, and as a small group leader at churches in Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario. He has recently been serving in many areas including as an elder and on the communications team for the church he has been attending in Brampton, Ontario
Mark completed his BA in Strategic ministry at Millar College of the Bible in Pambrun Saskatchewan. He has a long background in camp ministry and has served at numerous camps as a cabin counselor, director, and as a camp speaker/bible teacher.
In Mark’s words “GCCRC is an answer to my prayers, and I am excited to get started with the chapter that God is bringing me into. Looking forward to getting to know everyone and coming alongside the board to steward this wonderful camp and retreat centre.”
GCCRC Board and Search Committee are so pleased to welcome Mark to this position, and look forward to working with him towards our vision and mission at Gracefield!