- Party: Democratic
- Occupation: I am a university educator at Shawnee State University (SSU)
- In 1972, Mark graduated from Manchester High School located in Adams County, Ohio
- In 1976, Mark received a bachelor of arts degree from Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Mount Vernon, Ohio.
- In 1980 and 1984, Mark earned graduate degrees from Ashland Theological Seminary, a graduate division Ashland University
- From 1980 to 1991, Mark was a United Methodist minister.
- Also at SSU, Mark has taught in the Summer Honors Institute, a summer program for gifted high school students
- In 2003, Mark and Karen celebrated their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary.