Fr. Mark grew up in Flint, Michigan. He graduated from MSU in 1977 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. He received a Master of Divinity from St. John Provincial Seminary and a Master of Arts in Religious Studies from the University of Detroit-Mercy in 1981. Fr. Mark was ordained a priest for Diocese of Lansing on September 12, 1981. He has been pastor of St. John's since June of 2000 and pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas since June, 2009.