Mark began his ministry at McMinnville Covenant Church in 2004. Mark and his wife, Anna, were married in 2000, and they have two kids. Mark completed his M.Div. studies at North Park Theological Seminary and was ordained in 2006. Mark's passions include student ministry, discipleship, and the great outdoors. During his free time, Mark can be found working in his yard, hanging out at Lowe's, riding his motorcycle, or building something with his kids. His favorite movie is "Kicking and Screaming."
Children's Ministry Coordinator
Anna joined the staff in May 2005 and is married to Mark (Pastor). Originally from Seattle, WA, Anna has a background in education and history, and she is passionate about helping children and families grow in Christ. Anna is a history and movie buff. She travels as much as possible, and one of her favorite movies is "Seabiscuit."
Julie joined the office staff in August 2006. Julie and her husband, Bert, have one child in high school and one in college. Outside of the office, one of Julie's many skills is baking. Julie's favorite movie is "To Kill a Mockingbird."
Mary has been on the staff of McMinnville Covenant Church as Parish Nurse since 2010, and has been a member of the church since 1980. She graduated from New England Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing in Boston, and completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing at Boston University. Her experience includes teaching, gerontology, and management. She has lived in the Northwest since 1969, is widowed and has one son. Her passions include praying and caring for people, reading, music and walking every day. Her favorite movie is “Gone With The Wind”—an oldie!
Ted joined the staff in March 2005. Ted has been married to Penny since 1997, and they have two energetic kids. Originally from Chicago, Ted and Penny have lived in the Northwest since 1997. Ted received his M.Div. from Regent College in Vancouver, BC, and was ordained in 2006. Ted's passions are to see people come alive in Christ, for fresh expressions of faith and music, and for great food and coffee. In his free time, Ted enjoys playing racketball, Celtic fiddling, and discovering new places with his family. His favorite movie is "What About Bob?"
Pastoral Intern (Youth)
Eric joined the staff in September 2012. He is a student at North Park Seminary in Chicago, IL and is nearly finished with his coursework. He is originally from Illinois. He is enjoying getting to know the students, and after a few outdoor events, has now invested in a real rain jacket. He has a lot of favorite movies, but as long as it has hockey in it, he is definitely a fan.
Elise joined the staff in September 2012. Elise and her husband, Dan, have two young boys which keep her busy when she is not in the office. She moved from Seattle to McMinnville several years ago to be closer to extended family and love the community and their church family. Any Romantic Comedy is at the top of her movie list.