Sarah (Haeck) Roper

Sarah (Haeck) Roper

  • How long have you known Mark?Since 1996
  • Three words to describe Mark: Inspiring, loyal, healing
  • If Mark created a nickname for you, what is it and where did it come from?

    'Haeck of a smile'

  • Funny memory with Mark:

    Too many from Hs yl... Mark made me laugh endlessly

  • How has Mark impacted your life?

    Mark saw something in me that I didn't in myself. Mark was one of the first people to see something in me and found a way to inspire me to lean into that and live that fully. One day mark was taking me home from something w YL and wanted me to share my testimony at our Sr. Club but told me that I had to let my walls down and let others in. And that he wanted me to share w him and my leaders before I could up front. So I shared w him, and then proceeded to share at our Sr. Club. And I haven't stopped letting those walls down and sharing my life with others.

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

    Mark's legacy speaks for itself. It is already huge. The way he has inspired and lead others over the last 30+ years is incredible. He used to tell us to 'have each other's back' and has to this day demonstrated that. It's been a honor to have shared a piece of life with Mark. Without Shull I wouldn't have thought YL only existed in OHio ???? And I wouldn't have stayed at BG and led YO, gone on staff, seen the country, leaned into my life instead of away, and let others in. A lot of this started with a guy seeing a freshman girl who had something special and inviting her to learn to live life to the fullest. Without Marks pursuit of God and winning the right to be heard I wouldn't have grown and experienced the life I have. So Mark thank you!

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

    Happy birthday Mark! I wish you the best! Thank you for your loyalty, love, inspiration and pursuit of God over your life! You're amazing!
    -Sarah ' what the Haeck' Roper & Chad roper