Full name: Mark William Albrecht

Nickname: Pastor Man, Pastor of Disaster

Your family: Married to Michelle 31 years, adult son Cody who is recently married to Brenna

Education: Bachelors in Economics from Calvin College, Masters of Religious Education from Trintiy Evangelical Divinity School, still attending School of Hard Knocks

Been in ministry since: 1987 when I did a one-year internship in high school ministry

Dream vacation: Anywhere with my wife – preferably near the ocean, OR Travelling with the Cubs for an entire summer

Fears: Afraid of people finding out that I’m still learning how to be a pastor and that every season feels like starting over with new challenges and learning opportunities

Favorite tv shows: Blue Bloods, History Channel documentaries

Life-changing moment: Camp Counselor in Boswell, PA – call to ministry

The most exotic place you’ve ever been to: Israel (trip of a lifetime)

Most adventurous thing you’ve ever done: planting a church!

Least favorite thing to do: shovel snow, think too deeply about my feelings

Things that fascinate me: Birds of prey

Hidden talent: sound effects (cricket, water drop, elephant,…)

What is weird about you? I love wrapping gifts

Favorite sports team: Cubs (will never forget 2016!)

Favorite scripture: Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men (Col. 3:23)