- How long have you known Mark?5 years
- Three words to describe Mark: Energetic, Invested, Friend
- If Mark created a nickname for you, what is it and where did it come from?
I'm not sure that Mark has settled in on a nickname for me. I feel like he tried a new one out each time he sees me. I have no idea where he gets any of the names, but each one makes me smile.
- Funny memory with Mark:
I'm not sure if I recall a specific funny memory as my times with Mark are just always good times. Even though we don't see each other as often as I would like (due to my travel schedule), I always leave our meetings inspired and grateful for his friendship.
- How has Mark impacted your life?
Right after my father died was when I first met Mark. He gave me an opportunity to be a Small Group Leader which allowed me to invest and get to know a group of guys that I wouldn't have met otherwise. Mark was also one of the first people I called when my brother unexpectedly passed a year and a half ago. The past 5 years have been the hardest and most challenging in my life. I have no doubt that God intentionally placed Mark in my life as He knew the storms that I would face.
- What do you think Mark’s legacy will be? What is his lasting imprint on the world?
There is no doubt that Mark's legacy is multi-faceted and far reaching well beyond what I've seen. From my limited exposure, his legacy and his last impact is connecting .He connects people to people and, most importantly, connecting people to God.
- Anything else you’d like to say to wish Mark Happy 50th Birthday!
I wish you the happiest of birthday's and I'm hoping you'll allow and enjoy others serving you for once on your special day. Thank you for being there during the two toughest times of my life. I truly appreciate and treasure your friendship.. Happy 50th Birthday - Love you Brother!