Cooper

Cooper


  • How long have you known Mark?7 years
  • Three words to describe Mark: epic awesome funny
  • If Mark created a nickname for you, what is it and where did it come from?

    Coop, Coop a Loop, C-man, One More

  • Funny memory with Mark:

    There’s a lot of them. When Jackson pooped on his shoulder. When Daddy holds me. When he plays with me. When he tubes with me. When he taught me how to ski. Snuggling with him. Sitting with him. Watching TV with Daddy.

  • How has Mark impacted your life?

    He feeds me. He gets me stuff. He gets me Legos. Star Wars. He lets me watch TV until like 9 o’clock.

  • What do you think Mark’s legacy will be? What is his lasting imprint on the world?

    That he goes to work for me and Jackson. He plays with us. He never gives up. He never cries. He’s epic.

  • Anything else you’d like to say to wish Mark Happy 50th Birthday!

    I love you. Happy 50th Birthday. I hope you have your best 50th birthday ever. I hope he likes the thing that we got him. I love Daddy.


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Mac

Mac

Mac@bungeecap.com

  • How long have you known Mark?Seems like forever
  • Three words to describe Mark: Honorable, loyal and wise
  • If Mark created a nickname for you, what is it and where did it come from?

    Bungee boy
    Late night dinners reflecting on public speaking

  • Funny memory with Mark:

    Todd , Andy, Mark and myself at his parents “lake cottage”

  • How has Mark impacted your life?

    Mark was always there through the thick and thin

  • What do you think Mark’s legacy will be? What is his lasting imprint on the world?

    Faithfulness

  • Anything else you’d like to say to wish Mark Happy 50th Birthday!

    Love you buddy!


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Avery (Lovejoy) Garland

Avery (Lovejoy) Garland

Averygarland@gmail.com

  • How long have you known Mark?15 years
  • Three words to describe Mark: Zany, energetic, real
  • If Mark created a nickname for you, what is it and where did it come from?

    I’m sure there were some besides “Lovejoy”, but that’s one that sticks in my mind

  • Funny memory with Mark:

    Mark, you’re probably one of the only people that clould convince me to do a cricket spurring contest for a YL skit- let alone somehow manage to get me to eat it as the skits grande finale! Now looking back on it, would never do it again!

  • How has Mark impacted your life?

    Mark is one of the only people involved with PCOG/YL who actually stuck around for an extended period of time while I was in Greenwich. Wore many hats during that time (friend, matchmaker, jokester, lax cheerer/enthusiast, leader,the list goes on)and impacted my life by being a constant in he Greenwich HS scene. Someone who I could introduce people to and not feel they would be bombarded by “Christian -ism”. Also, always a huge supporter of the Lovejoy girls as a whole and their lax craziness.

  • What do you think Mark’s legacy will be? What is his lasting imprint on the world?

    Amazing supporter, friend and family man. The kids will have a great role model of a dad even if they don’t get it yet 😉

  • Anything else you’d like to say to wish Mark Happy 50th Birthday!

    Happy birthday Mark!! I know it’s been a while, but I hope you and the whole family are doing well!!


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Carrie Lovejoy Stegall

Carrie Lovejoy Stegall

Carrielovejoy@gmail.com

  • How long have you known Mark?12 years
  • Three words to describe Mark: Funny, energetic, kind.
  • Funny memory with Mark:

    Young life champion weekend early on in his Greenwich YL career and having the flour fight!

  • How has Mark impacted your life?

    Mark was a great influence in my high school life between his positivity in all situations (especially sports) and his passion for Christ.

  • What do you think Mark’s legacy will be? What is his lasting imprint on the world?

    Mark will leave the world laughing! He has Ana amazing attitude and excitement for life that people can’t help but be happy around him.

  • Anything else you’d like to say to wish Mark Happy 50th Birthday!

    Happy Birthday Mark!!! Hope to see you all soon!!


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Jim Pawlecki

Jim Pawlecki

Jimpawlecki@gmail.com

  • How long have you known Mark?20 years
  • Three words to describe Mark: Vibrant, passionate, funny
  • Funny memory with Mark:

    All he great times at weekly leadership, meals at big boy, fall weekends and more. Will never forget that blue ford probe he drove for years.

  • How has Mark impacted your life?

    Mark has brought life and Godly wisdom in addition to lightheartedness to my life. Memories of Mark bring nothing but smiles….except that time he went to court with me to battle a traffic ticket. Thanks for having my back Mark!

  • What do you think Mark’s legacy will be? What is his lasting imprint on the world?

    I know his legacy will be sharing the love of Jesus with his family, friends and people beyond

  • Anything else you’d like to say to wish Mark Happy 50th Birthday!

    Hope and pray this is your best birthday yet brother.


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Lorain & Allen Lovejoy

Lorain & Allen Lovejoy

lovejoy5@optonline.net

  • How long have you known Mark?We met Mark right after he moved to Old Greenwich from Ohio to take over Greenwich YL.
  • Three words to describe Mark: Thoughtful, honest, diligent
  • If Mark created a nickname for you, what is it and where did it come from?

    Mark may have been the first to name me (Lorain) Mamma Lovejoy. He had a habit of dropping off the new female YL leaders at my house and saying that they needed a Greenwich family. We still have ongoing relationships with Jessica Freeman & Sheryl Moon.

  • Funny memory with Mark:

    Allen met Mark on one of his first days setting up his office at PCOG. Allen accosted him with, “Who are YOU?”

    Also for a YL skit Mark asked Avery to eat a cricket, which she did. Mark was nervous that we would be angry with him. I think we pretended to be!

  • How has Mark impacted your life?

    Mark always makes us laugh but he is also thoughtful, caring and deeply faith filled.

  • What do you think Mark’s legacy will be? What is his lasting imprint on the world?

    Mark came in and revitalized the Greenwich Young Life community which had been floundering. He was relentless in his pursuit of excellence.
    More than anything Mark’s lasting imprint on the world will be the fine young Christian men he and Chris are raising.

  • Anything else you’d like to say to wish Mark Happy 50th Birthday!

    Mark, Wishing you a wonderful birthday and many years of blessings on you and your family. We miss you and hope to see you on one of our Atlanta visits soon!
    XOXO


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Louise and James Maude

Louise and James Maude

Maudemania@aol.com

  • How long have you known Mark?At least 10 years. Met at PCOG and You g Life
  • Three words to describe Mark: Smart, humorous, engaging
  • Anything else you’d like to say to wish Mark Happy 50th Birthday!

    Happy Birthday Mark. I hope it is full of fun, laughter and time with loved ones.. Thank you for all the time, energy, care, love and biblical truth you poured into our children. We have happy memories of you and Dave Crimmins performing crazy skits on the PCOG stage! We pray much blessing on you, Chris and the boys for the years ahead..
    Ephesians 3 v 16 – 19
    ” I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Chrsit may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of Christ.”


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Nancy and Bob Sadock

Nancy and Bob Sadock

nsadock@aol.com

  • How long have you known Mark?Since he moved to Greenwich, CT.
  • Three words to describe Mark: Faithful,, Energetic, Passionate
  • If Mark created a nickname for you, what is it and where did it come from?

    “Doc” for Dr. Sadock
    “Nan” for Nancy only because I imagine him finding a unique way of greeting in order to engage right away.

  • Funny memory with Mark:

    With Dave Crimmons at Lake Champion singing “Baby Don’t Hurt Me No More”.
    The outfits and antics were hysterical!!

  • How has Mark impacted your life?

    A powerful example of a man of faith. And an example that a man of serious faith can be seriously funny and in touch with the world at the same time.
    He helped our children in their faith journeys.

  • What do you think Mark’s legacy will be? What is his lasting imprint on the world?

    A witness of:
    A man of commitment.
    A man who loves his wife and children.
    A man who serves.
    A man who is humble. A man who runs the race well and so encourages others to do the same.

  • Anything else you’d like to say to wish Mark Happy 50th Birthday!

    The photo with your sons is great! They are lucky to call you “Dad”.
    Enjoy each day with them and your beautiful wife!
    We wish you the most joyful of celebrations!
    And of course we wish you 50 more years! We only wish you didn’t move so far away!!
    XO Nancy and Bob


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Nick Harbaugh

Nick Harbaugh

nickharbaugh81@gmail.com

  • How long have you known Mark?Just shy of 20 years
  • Three words to describe Mark: Leader, Humble, Dedicated
  • Funny memory with Mark:

    I helped Mark move some items out of his parents house. For some reason I arrived at their home before he did, and he told me it would be okay to just enter the house. I was greeted by the house alarm going off, and the police eventually coming as Mark’s dad arrived.

  • How has Mark impacted your life?

    God connects to us through people. The amount of time that Mark spent with me has shown me what it takes to follow Christ on a daily basis.

  • What do you think Mark’s legacy will be? What is his lasting imprint on the world?

    Mark, I feel you are a true disciple. When you are in a leadership position, you never truly get to see how you reach people. You caused many people to contemplate the meaning of life and challenged all of us to seek God. I know we have not spoken in years, but you impact my life on a daily basis. Your words and efforts are still working in the hearts beyond your comprehension.

  • Anything else you’d like to say to wish Mark Happy 50th Birthday!

    I hope your life is full. Thank you for the impact you’ve had on my life.


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Olivia Shull

Olivia Shull

oliviashull710@gmail.com

  • How long have you known Mark?Since I was born, so 20 years!
  • Three words to describe Mark: Enthusiastic, faithful, and family-oriented
  • Funny memory with Mark:

    I remember when he played on the lake in Michigan with me and reagan; I also remember when I became a teenager he had a talk with me and told me that if a boy does not hold open a door for me then I should just turn around and walk away! Haha it was always important to him for me to be with someone who treated me with respect 🙂

  • How has Mark impacted your life?

    He has provided me with another example of how a man should treat his wife and also how loving a father should be to his kids.

  • What do you think Mark’s legacy will be? What is his lasting imprint on the world?

    His faith in God and the amount of people he has touched with religion will be his lasting imprint. He has pointed so many people in the right direction using his faith and religion.

  • Anything else you’d like to say to wish Mark Happy 50th Birthday!

    I hope you have a great birthday and I cannot wait to see you again! Love you!


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