As District Representative, Mark interacts with our missionaries and churches to ensure the best possible working relationship. He travels through his fields at least twice each year, meeting with church boards and congregations, and spending time with each missionary to train and encourage them. Mark also visits Bible Colleges and seminaries with a desire to find men with a passion to bring the Gospel into the mission field of rural America.
Mark was raised in the home of a Village Missionary and watched firsthand the privilege of “Preaching the Word and Loving the People”! As a child, he heard the Gospel and responded to God’s amazing offer to forgive his sins because Jesus had made full payment. In his early teens, his hunger for God’s Word and burden for those without Christ grew and upon graduating from high school he pursued this passion by attending Western Bible College. While at Western he met his future wife Bonnie Sousek. Bonnie had grown up in the Denver area and prayed to trust Christ after a missionary, Margaret Liard, shared at her Pioneer Girl’s club. She felt the Lord calling her to the ministry in her teens. Mark and Bonne were married while in school and graduated as a team.
Upon graduation, after pursuing some different options for serving the Lord, Mark and Bonnie applied for Village Missions and soon afterwards receive a phone call from Rev Duff saying, “We’ve been waiting to hear from you!” Their candidate school was in the basement of Ray and Arlene Cheyney’s. They interned for six months with Jim and Nancy Kane. Then served in Livermore/Red Feather Lakes Colorado for nine years. Then Beaver Oregon for four years. A Church plant in Pacific City Oregon for fifteen years and then and Ten Mile Community Church for seven years. While at Ten Mile they were asked to become District Representatives for Village Missions and after prayerful consideration they agreed to serve the Lord in this position.