Coordinator of International Leadership Development
With his wife Karen, Mark served as a missionary with Fellowship International in Pakistan from 1985 to 1999. Mark was involved in leadership development and training for leaders involved in Christian ministry. In 1999 they returned to Canada permanently.
Mark's ministry also involved Bible translation work into the Sindhi language. OT translation was begun in 1989 and completed in 2008. The Sindhi NT translation for a Hindu audience is currently being worked on. Mark continues to serve as supervisor and primary exegete (checking the meaning of the translation) of the project, traveling to Pakistan twice a year.
Mark's primary responsibility is as Coordinator of International Leadership Development (CILD) for Fellowship International and Northwest Baptist Seminary. This involves the oversight of the professional development of Fellowship missionaries and national leadership on the field. Mark also works with Fellowship Baptist churches as a coach for missions committees and missional outreaches as well as developing strategies for cross-cultural ministry.
Mark grew up in a church planting family in BC and received Christ at the age of 11. He holds a BSc degree in Chemistry from UBC, a MDiv from NBTS and a MTh and DTh in missiology from the University of South Africa. Mark and Karen are proud grandparents who reside in Brentwood Bay, BC and have three adult children, Becky (Sebouh), Matthew (Melissa), and Philip.