Mark was born and raised in Louisville, KY. At age four his parents noticed he had an interest in music so they started him with piano lessons, after that organ lessons. He has studied organ and church music at the University of Louisville School of Music, Concordia University, Seward, NE. and Concordia University, Chicago, Illinois. Mark has been in full-time ministry for over 30 years serving congregations in Florida, Indiana and Michigan. In his spare time he loves to cook specializing in BBQ!