Mark grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he currently lives with his wife Tisha. They have four grown children, Cole (26), Taylor (24), Samuel and Leah (both 21). Mark has been an ordained elder in the Presbyterian Church in America for over 25 years. He has an under graduate degree from the University of North Carolina, an MBA from Columbia University and a Theological Studies degree from Reformed Theological Seminary. After a career in finance, Mark launched into successful entrepreneurial leadership, most recently selling his landscape business after leading it for twelve years.