As Senior Pastor, Mark is our primary preacher and teacher. He provides pastoral care to individuals and guidance to our lay committees. He also serves as our Head of Staff. Mark grew up in the beautiful WNC mountains and is very happy to have “come home.” He brings two decades of pastoral experience to FUMC and has previously led two large membership congregations. Mark has completed a Master of Divinity and a Ph.D. in theology. He is also a graduate and ardent fan of UNC-Chapel Hill. Mark is married to Jennifer, a School Psychologist with the Buncombe County school system. They are proud parents to two hounds who are helping them stay active with many walks and hikes.