Fr. Mark was born in Denver, Colorado. He attended Christ the King Grade School and Regis Jesuit High School. Then, he majored in psychology at Georgetown University. After two years in Chuuk, Mizronesia and five years working with the homeless in Denver, he entered the Redemptoris Mater Seminary in Denver. As part of his formation he spent one year in Israel.
Fr. Mark's first assignment as a priest was at Ascension Parish in Denver. He then became pastor at St. Anthony of Padua for five years. The Archbishop assigned Fr. Mark to Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish and he began this assignment in June of 2016. Father Mark has stated that he is thrilled to be here with us at Sacred Heart of Jesus School.