Mark was born and raised in Racine, WI. He is a proud graduate of Park High School and the University of Wisconsin. After 21 years as a special education teacher in Racine Unified School District, Mark recently finished his degree in school counseling from Concordia University and now works as an elementary school counselor. He began attending OBUUC in 2011 and became a member shortly after. During that time he has been active in the church, volunteering on the worship associates committee (putting on numerous services), ushering, religious education classes (youth/ adult), soundboard tech, Interim Transition Team, Interim Minister Search Committee, and a leader of the OBUUC meditation group. OBUUC is where he met his wife, Abby, and they now have two beautiful children, Ellie and Lila, who also love this community.