Mark was born and raised in Harrisonburg. Mark and Jackie met while he was in medical school and she was in nursing school. Together they ran a family practice in Harrisonburg for 35 years with Mark as the solo physician and Jackie filling in whenever and wherever needed. They have 2 grown sons, Rich (and wife Emilie) and Stephen, and 2 delightful granddaughters.
As members of Grace since 1985, God has used a number of different mission experiences to birth an ever-increasing passion in their hearts for the unreached. Together, they share an enthusiasm for prayer and whole hearted worship. In their leisure time they enjoy getting outdoors, camping, gardening, reading and spending time one on one with others. Mark’s happy place is to dance before the Lord in worship; Jackie’s is to be outside in God’s creation with her sweetie.