Mark was born in Arlington, Texas. He began serving at Memorial in 2009. Mark received his Masters of Divinity in Theology from Baylor University, and has been a dynamic pastor for over 14 years. He and his lovely wife Amanda have four children, Maryemma, Caleb, Nathan and Joy Nicole. Mark enjoys playing racquetball, bike riding, spending time with his family, and developing interpersonal relationships.
Brian was raised in Middleton, a small town in West TN. He began serving at Memorial in January 2014. He has served full time as a Student Pastor in Tennessee, Alabama, and now Missouri. Brian and his wife, Dwana met at Chickfila and both have Bachelor’s degrees in Youth Ministry from Union University in Jackson, TN. They are homeschool parents to 3 girls: Abigail, Hadassah, and Amariah. Brian likes to do anything and everything outdoors, especially Camping, Running, Hiking, and Snowboarding. He also loves all sports and is an avid follower of the Tennessee Titans, University of Tennessee Volunteers, and St. Louis Cardinals. He likes to listen to all styles of music but his favorite is Christian Rock. He also likes to follow the current youth culture and eat at Chick Fil A as much as possible.
Scott began serving in the summer of 2010 and oversees the music ministries at Memorial. He serves to bring our church into the presence of God each Sunday morning through worship. He and his wife Heidi live in Russellville with their daughter Kellanne, and both teach in the California School district, where Scott is a Behavior Interventionist at the Elementary School. He also coaches middle school football and basketball at California.
Kari began serving in 2008. In her previous employments, she has served as a teacher and childcare provider. She has also served in Children’s Ministry in various programs through the years. She and her husband, Jason, have two sweet boys, Conred and Oliver. They live in Wardsville and are always on the go. They are fortunate to have extended family all around and have built many friendships at Memorial.