Mark is an introvert who loves people but really enjoys time alone. He hates small talk and phone calls but is comfortable speaking to large crowds. He was the founding pastor of Trinity Alliance Church, where he served until 2010. He also started a successful business: Shasta Trail Runs. He has been a tax auditor, a financial investigator for the Department of Justice, and has taught at both Simpson University and Shasta College.
He has been married to Jeanie for 42 years with three grown daughters. He has also run in over 80 ultra-marathons, is vice president of the Friends of Whiskeytown, and enjoys reading, traveling and Crossfit.