Data Support Specialist
Mark volunteers as the Data Support Specialist for OPG maintaining contact information for the ministry team as well as those affiliated with OPG, maintains OPG calendar, and of course other miscellaneous tasks.
Mark accepted Christ and was baptized at the young age of 10. At 19 Mark rededicated his life to Christ and lit a fire in his adult Christian life. He has continued to grow through personal and group Bible studies. He was the sound engineer for a traveling youth choir, Rainbow Singers, for 16 years and then continued down that path doing the same work at his church for the past 17 years. Mark considers it a joy to serve others through background work. At his church he sings in choir and on the praise team and serves on the sound technician team. In 1987 he was part of a team that built a church in Petit Goave, Haiti. In March of 2023, he had the opportunity to go with OPG to Jamaica on an international medical mission trip with his wife and 6 others from his Life group.
Born and raised in Marion, Ohio, Mark is married to Beth and has 4 children, 3 sons\daughters-in-law (1 future) and 6 grandchildren. He was part of a family of 9 and his entire family, siblings to their grandkids, is up to 128 members.
Mark attended Ohio State University, Marion Technical College and Indiana Wesleyan University to study Finance/Accounting. He worked 9 years at GTE (Verizon and now Frontier) as a Customer Service Rep serving Southern Ohio, 2 years as a Financial Counselor at Marion General Hospital, 28 years as Sr. Cost Analyst for Honda North America and retired in 2017 to become a full time grandpa. He gained much experience working with data bases and helped develop a worldwide cost system for Honda and an automobile warranty budgeting system. He was a certified Excel expert, Project Leader, SQL (structure query language) creator to help maintain data bases that controlled multi-billion dollar budgets. He was known affectionately as “Jr. Programmer” in the IT department.