- How long have you known Mark?Going on 6 years
- Three words to describe Mark: Encouraging, Inspiring, Visionary
- If Mark created a nickname for you, what is it and where did it come from?
I'm not really sure. He might call me Tbone, simply because that's what often seems to roll out when nick names are formed for me.
- Funny memory with Mark:
Probably, our funniest memory together was at the Lake Tubing with Tom Elias at the wheel. Somehow I hit the wake at just the right time and was catapulted into the air. I heard from Greg, who I could see down in the boat, "Oh My!" After finally splashing back down into the water; noting that I had not actually broken my neck, we all relived the experience and since have re-told the story many times. During the same Lake trip and probably more funny than this was, Greg's adventurous leap from the 90 foot rock face with young high school boys indicating they would never jump from that rock because they were not "idiots".
- How has Mark impacted your life?
Huge! His friendship and encouragement has uplifted my spirit since the day we met!
Given me his friendship which is precious time
Given hope and vision for how God can use me
Provided a place for me to belong and serve among other like minded men
Opened avenues for me to utilize the gifts I have been given
Provide avenues for me to participate in creating Leadership content and leading men which I never have imagined I would do.
Brought about an amazing unforgettable wedding day experience as the officiator of my marriage with Tracy
Mark continues to be a source of encouragement to me and a very real life example of a Servant Leader
- What do you think Mark’s legacy will be? What is his lasting imprint on the world?
Example of servant leader. Example of great Exhortation and Encouragement. Example of a Husband and Father committed to his family's well being.
- Anything else you’d like to say to wish Mark Happy 50th Birthday!
Mark, you have made and continue to make a huge impact on me and all the people around you by your spirit, your vision and your encouragement. I highly value our friendship and count it a privilege to know you! I hope you have a Wonderful Birthday my friend!