Mark started adult life desiring to be a rock musician. Influenced by the bands Led Zepplin and Yes Mark garnered an eclectic musical education culminating in a degree in music from the University of Toronto. During those years Mark played in several bands and started leading music in several church congregations in Southern Ontario. By the early 90s Mark felt a deeper call to serve God and in 1995 began studying for ministry in the United Church of Canada. Part of Mark's training sent him to internships in rural Alberta and Ontario. In 2000 Mark was ordained and posted to Teeswater United Church (just outside of Walkerton) where he served two rural congregations. In 2003 Mark moved to the Ebenezer Pastoral Charge where he served three semi-rural congregations (Ebenezer, Arkell and Eden Mills) at the edge of Guelph, Ontario. In the fall of 2006, Mark accepted a call to Trillium United Church in Cambridge, Ontario. Mark is married to Sally White and has one child and several step-children. Mark longs to be a witness to Jesus Christ by being a positive force for love in his community.