Mark is the pastor of the evening congregation and also works within the pastoral team to nurture the life of the whole church. Mark has been pastoring for over ten years in incarnational communities in both Canada and Australia.
Mark has a passion for walking with people in their life of faith and doubt as well as journeying with people in the joys and griefs of their lives. At Grandview, Mark has facilitaed courses on doubt, on music, and on marriage (with his wife, Erin).
Mark has a PhD in Old Testament. He has authored, Adopting the Stanger as Kindred in Deuteronomy (SBL, 2018), Reading Exodus: Society Reshaped by Kinship (Lexham, 2019), numberous articles (including in the Journal of Biblical Literature (2018), Journal for the Study of the Old Testament (2019), and Refuge Journal (2013)) and chapters. Mark is presently co-authoring a book, Providing Refuge: A Missional and Political Theology (contracted with IVP, 2020).
Mark is also Professor of Old Testament and Congregational Studies at the Missional Training Center, Phoenix, and he teaches at Regent College, Vancouver.
Mark's previous career was as a jazz pianist. He is an Aussie, and he can snap a crocodile's neck with two fingers.