Adjunct Professor of Spiritual Formation
Ministerial and Professional Background
Mark has served since 1991 as senior pastor of Hayward Wesleyan
Church, a thriving small town congregation in the Wisconsin northwoods.
Not only has the congregation grown significantly under his leadership,
but it has also multiplied through church planting and revitalization efforts.
Well over 1000 people attend their family of six congregations in
Active in Native American ministry, Mark serves on the Wesleyan
Native Board and his congregation partners with The Shack, a missional community
on the LCO (Ojibwe) Reservation.
Mark has a special ministry of encouragement to pastors in small
communities. He travels widely speaking at retreats, conferences, camp
meetings, revivals and other gatherings. He also teaches practical
ministry courses through the Wesleyan FLAME program, with a particular emphasis
on evangelism and pastoral ministries.
Mark and his wife, Cathy, have five children. His hobbies
are fishing, guitar, nature, blogging, and historical research.
The Wesleyan Church, 1987, Pacific Southwest District
B.A., Indiana Wesleyan
University, Christian Ministries
M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary, School of Theology, Christian Formation and
Filled Up, Poured Out: How God's Spirit Can
Revive Your Passion and Purpose, 2012, Wesleyan Publishing House
Purple Fish: A Heart for Sharing Jesus, 2014,
Wesleyan Publishing House.
Mark also blogs regularly (www.revitalizeyourchurch.blogspot.com)
and writes a weekly newspaper column, "Positively Speaking." His articles have appeared in numerous
publications including Leadership Journal, Rev! Magazine, and Pastors.com.