Mark Vander Meer
Mark came here in 1990 to begin a new ministry that would touch the lives of unchurched people in Frederick County . Monocacy Valley Church held its first worship service one year later. Prior to MVC, Mark began and was pastor of another RCA congregation, Ocean Reformed Church, in Manahawkin , NJ . (1980-1990). During his ministry, he has served as president of the Synod of the Mid-Atlantics, leading the synod to adopt evangelism as its focus for the 90's. Earlier he served as president of the Classis of New Brunswick and on numerous commissions and committees of the RCA.
Mark received his B.A. in religion and communications from Northwestern College and his Master of Divinity, summa cum laude, from New Brunswick Theological Seminary. He was ordained to ministry in the Reformed Church of America in 1980 and celebrated his 25th anniversary of ordination in 2005.
Mark and his wife, Evie, have two sons, Josh and Aaron.