Director of Christian Education
Mark is responsible for all of First Church’s Faith Formation Ministry from infants through adults. He is responsible for all planning and implementation of curriculum for all ages and supervises all the volunteer teachers and facilitators for Faith Formation. He also leads both youth groups, mission trips, supervises the nursery staff, and serves on the worship planning team. Mark also oversees the Laundry Love ministry and serves as Verger for Evensong services.
Mark received his Bachelor of Music Education from Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky, and his Master of Science in Educational Leadership from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He has extensive experience in all aspects of education, public relations, technology, and church administration.
Mark served for more than 33 years in several churches as a Director of Music, Organist, and Choir Director. He was the Director of Education Media and Technology with Portsmouth City Schools and also served the district as a music teacher for 20 years. He is the father of three sons and lives in the city of Bexley with his husband Tim. Mark has served as Director of Christian Education since 2007.
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