Ulster & Belfast, N. Ireland
Marc and Liz met, married and moved to seminary all within a year’s time. After
completing his Masters of Divinity (2004) from Reformed Theological Seminary
in Jackson, MS, he accepted a call to plant a campus ministry with RUF at The
University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO. Four years later, he transitioned
to The University of Tulsa in Tulsa, OK as RUF Campus Minister where he
replanted its ministry there. He sensed a call to pastor in a local church and
accepted a call to become the pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Hot
Springs, AR. While pastoring there, he sensed his need to be further equipped and
trained in counseling and moved his family to St Louis, MO, where he finished his
Masters of Arts in Counseling in 2016 at Covenant Seminary. Liz also received her
Masters of Arts in Counseling in 2017.
While Marc was working as a counselor in private practice, and Liz was completing her degree, he sensed a call back into pastoral ministry and began seeking a call. While they waited (and waited) on a pastoral call, Marc wondered if a position wasn’t opening because God intended for them to go “elsewhere,” not knowing what that meant. They felt an openness to go wherever God was calling them. Not soon after this, they heard of Serge-Ireland’s desire to begin a work in Belfast, N Ireland, specifically looking for a team leader. As they had lived there in 2002-2003 while serving as a pastoral intern at a local Irish church, they were excited to hear more about this opportunity.
Throughout the interview process, Marc and Liz became further convinced and convicted that God was calling them back to Belfast to begin this new work. In the spring of 2018, Marc and Liz accepted an appointment to move to Belfast, N Ireland to work alongside local Irish pastors and churches through pastoral mentoring, teaching and training lay leaders, and evangelistic initiatives for the sake of gospel renewal. In conjunction with this work, they long to see reconciliation among divided communities through missional living, church planting and involvement with other local ministries.
Marc and Liz have four children: two boys, Josh (’01) and Hudson (’09), and two girls, Campbell (’04) and Anna (’06), and one dog, Bella. Marc is an avid golfer while Liz is an avid runner. Consistent with their own personalities, Liz seems to get “there” quicker while Marc prefers enjoying the scenery!
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