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Rev. Dr. Mark Barger Elliott

Co-Senior Minister

Mark was baptized in John Calvin’s church and 18 years later made a profession of faith while attending Cornell University. Ten years later, he was ordinated in the PC (USA). Along with his wife Lynn, Mark has served churches in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Riverside, Illinois, Grand Rapids, Michigan and most recently in Saint Paul, Minnesota where he served as Co Pastor/Head of Staff with his wife Lynn at The House of Hope Presbyterian Church.

Mark graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary where he won the John T. Galloway Preaching Award. At San Francisco Theological Seminary he earned a Doctor of Ministry in preaching. Mark has taken classes on strategic planning at the Harvard Business School, has a Certificate in Non-Profit Management from Northwestern University, and a Certificate in Human Resource Essentials from Cornell University. 

Mark has taught “Biblical Perspectives” at Compass College of the Visual Arts and preaching at McCormick Seminary. In 2020, before the pandemic, Mark and his wife taught a seminar at Princeton Seminary on “Visually Speaking: Proclamation in the Digital Age.”

As an author, Mark has published Easter: 21 Stations, Middle of the Maze: Five Secrets to Finding Your Way, and Creative Styles of Preaching. He is an award-winning filmmaker having produced and directed the documentaries Lost Boy Home and the Last Songwriter. While his wife enjoys gardening, Mark enjoys cooking and watching college basketball. 

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Rev. Dr. Mark Barger Elliott

Co-Senior Minister

Mark was baptized in John Calvin’s church and 18 years later made a profession of faith while attending Cornell University. Ten years later, he was ordinated in the PC (USA). Along with his wife Lynn, Mark has served churches in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Riverside, Illinois, Grand Rapids, Michigan and most recently in Saint Paul, Minnesota where he served as Co Pastor/Head of Staff with his wife Lynn at The House of Hope Presbyterian Church.

Mark graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary where he won the John T. Galloway Preaching Award. At San Francisco Theological Seminary he earned a Doctor of Ministry in preaching. Mark has taken classes on strategic planning at the Harvard Business School, has a Certificate in Non-Profit Management from Northwestern University, and a Certificate in Human Resource Essentials from Cornell University. 

Mark has taught “Biblical Perspectives” at Compass College of the Visual Arts and preaching at McCormick Seminary. In 2020, before the pandemic, Mark and his wife taught a seminar at Princeton Seminary on “Visually Speaking: Proclamation in the Digital Age.”

As an author, Mark has published Easter: 21 Stations, Middle of the Maze: Five Secrets to Finding Your Way, and Creative Styles of Preaching. He is an award-winning filmmaker having produced and directed the documentaries Lost Boy Home and the Last Songwriter. While his wife enjoys gardening, Mark enjoys cooking and watching college basketball. 

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Rev. Dr. Mark Barger Elliott

Co-Senior Minister

Mark was baptized in John Calvin’s church and 18 years later made a profession of faith while attending Cornell University. Ten years later, he was ordinated in the PC (USA). Along with his wife Lynn, Mark has served churches in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Riverside, Illinois, Grand Rapids, Michigan and most recently in Saint Paul, Minnesota where he served as Co Pastor/Head of Staff with his wife Lynn at The House of Hope Presbyterian Church.

Mark graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary where he won the John T. Galloway Preaching Award. At San Francisco Theological Seminary he earned a Doctor of Ministry in preaching. Mark has taken classes on strategic planning at the Harvard Business School, has a Certificate in Non-Profit Management from Northwestern University, and a Certificate in Human Resource Essentials from Cornell University. 

Mark has taught “Biblical Perspectives” at Compass College of the Visual Arts and preaching at McCormick Seminary. In 2020, before the pandemic, Mark and his wife taught a seminar at Princeton Seminary on “Visually Speaking: Proclamation in the Digital Age.”

As an author, Mark has published Easter: 21 Stations, Middle of the Maze: Five Secrets to Finding Your Way, and Creative Styles of Preaching. He is an award-winning filmmaker having produced and directed the documentaries Lost Boy Home and the Last Songwriter. While his wife enjoys gardening, Mark enjoys cooking and watching college basketball.