Mark was born and raised in Ethiopia, East Africa, a son of SIM missionary parents.  His ministry career has been global with a priority on Christian leadership.

Mark has been the Executive Director of EQUIP Leadership Canada since 2012, focused on “encouraging leadership as Jesus intends” in Canada and around the world by affirming the basics of the Christian faith, redefining Christian leadership, and building Christian community.

“The issue for our generation is whether we can work together as the global family of God both within and outside our national boundaries to complete the task given to us by Jesus.”

He and his wife, Cindy, reside in Stouffville, Ontario.  They have three married children and four grandchildren.