Mark has been at Redemption Tempe since 2016 and prior to working as the Pastor of Student Ministries, did campus evangelism at ASU. That experience taught him the importance of deep community, especially for the younger generation. Mark loves being able to build a culture where the students at our church feel seen, known, and loved, and can grow in their love for Jesus while building strong friendships and having fun together. Mark wants to help create a place where, when new students come in our community, it looks so different from everything else they have experienced that they can’t help but be intrigued with who God is. Mark and his wife, Kristi, have two children, Lola and Luke. He grew up in the country, driving trucks full of cow poop for the family business, and rode an actual, real-life bull for 2.3 seconds.