On the Elder Board since 2014
Mark currently serves on the Elder Board, but he has served in many other areas at Bent Tree.
In 2003, he started in ministry serving in Children’s Ministry with sixth-grade boys. He then led the same small group of young men for seven years until they graduated in 2010. Mark has also led multiple student mission journeys, been a LifeGroup leader, and served over 14 years in Men’s Ministry.
I’m a follower of Jesus disguised as a husband, dad, and sales guy. I’ve been married to Tiffany since 2007, and we have two kids. I am half Japanese and half German in heritage — two-thirds of the Axis powers!
My dream for Bent Tree is for us to be a church that people see Jesus in — through the way we love, lead, care, and share the gospel and his transformative power. I pray that we’ll see to it that no one misses Christ’s grace, and, as Jesus says in John 13, I pray that everyone will know we are his disciples because we love one another. I also dream that people from all generations and backgrounds would find Bent Tree to be a place they can call their church home.
I love Bent Tree. It is such a big part of my story. I am thankful for it and the legacy it has left in my life.