Pastor Mark Wiley really doesn't like bios. "They tell too much of the wrong things and not enough of the good stuff," he says. So here's his version of a bio:
Nickname around church: PM, Techno-Pastor, Boss
Favorites: Cows Ice Cream, Original Pancake House, Julian apple pie, Holst "St. Paul's Suite," NPR's "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me, good theological discussion, strategic computer games, the Gospel of Mark (what else!), All Saints day, the movie, "Shawshank Redemption"
Dislikes: Sloppy theology, preachers who should know better, Brussel sprouts
Holy Places: Glacier National Park, Ireland, Camp Cedar Glen
- California native
- Grew up in San Diego
- Graduated Mission Bay High (Go, Bucs!) and San Diego State (Yeah, Aztecs!). History major; philosophy, political science, psychology minors, Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude (Can you believe it!)
Loves of his life:
- Jan - wife and UM pastor
- Melissa - daughter, almost graduating with Masters degree
- Nick_ junior in high school
- Teton -dog as big as the mountains
Notes: Before he arrived at Mesa Verde UMC, Pastor Mark served churches in La Mesa, Pt. Loma, Santee, and Lakewood. He is in his fifth year at Mesa Verde. (Five years! Yikes! Where did the time go?)
To go to Pastor Mark's blog, click here.
To read Wiley's Wisdom, click here.
To go to Pastor Mark's Facebook page, click here.