Deacon Mark joins us from St. Patrick Parish in Dallas, Texas. Prior to that he served at St. Alphonsa Parish in Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, India and St. Matthew Parish in Norwalk, Connecticut. He was ordained 16 years ago in 2000 by Cardinal Edward Egan of New York.
Mark and his wife Jody recently relocated to Gig Harbor from Dallas where he was senior vice president and global managing director – Energy Business Solutions for AT&T. Prior to that he was President – AT&T India, New Delhi, India. He began his business career with the Ernst & Young global telecommunications practice and held many senior leadership positions over his 30 plus year career in technology and telecommunications, which included two successful IPOs.
Mark set a goal to retire from business to dedicate more time to serving the Church. He and Jody were a bit surprised yet delighted when that turned out to be in their home state of Washington and home town of Tacoma where Mark grew up in Holy Cross Parish and attended the Holy Cross School. They left Tacoma over 30 years ago when career moves took them around the United States and around the globe. They are excited to be back home and Deacon Mark is thrilled to be assigned to St. Charles Parish.