Senior Development Officer
Mark has been the senior development officer for Bethel University on the west coast, as well as Bethel Seminary San Diego for almost 2 years.
Before coming to Bethel, Mark’s work involved maintaining existing customer relationships, developing new ones, and analyzing and meeting the needs of each customer: experiences that mirror his duties at Bethel.
Why Mark Loves His Job
Mark loves building relationships and working towards a bigger purpose. He says, “I enjoy meeting new people and maintaining relationships with existing acquaintances, as I spend my efforts toward reaching a goal that has eternal value. I work hard, but at the same time, I am driven to pray that He will reward my efforts.”
Favorite Bethel Experience
His favorite Bethel event is San Diego graduation.
“Seeing the students . . . is very exciting because it represents the reason I do my job. It symbolizes that they are prepared to go out into the world in their various capacities to serve the Lord. It’s the reason I enjoy asking people to give, and it’s the reason people are willing to give. They want to prepare men and women to further the Kingdom of God.”
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In His Free Time
When he’s not at work, Mark likes to spend time with his wife of 40 years, Kathy (Epp), and their 6 adult children and 2 grandchildren.
You’ll also find him landscaping, working on construction projects, golfing, and organizing ministry-related construction projects as the director of his church group, Men On A Mission.