Born and raised in Cincinnati, Mark attended college at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville. There, he served as a tutor in ancient Greek and was president of the National Honor Society. After earning dual degrees in philosophy and religious studies, Mark worked as a radio station manager where he was co-host of a top 10 morning show. Wanting to make a difference, Mark decided upon a career in ministry. He relocated to Kansas City and received his Masters of Divinity Nazarene Theological Seminary as a William Greathouse Scholar. Upon graduation, Mark helped start a new church in Kansas City, and he later became the senior pastor of a Chicago church where he launched a very successful neighborhood youth center. Mark reflects, “It is so fulfilling to think that the work we began continues to impact the neighborhood even after we’ve left.”
Mark now hopes to use his skills in communication and leadership to make a positive impact through the practice of law. “I am excited about the Weaver Fellowship because it will give me an opportunity to take an in-depth look at the relationship between law and the human condition as seen through the lens of psychiatry.” He hopes the Fellowship will give him a better understanding of how to better people’s lives through the practice of law.