Mark Friz is the Senior Pastor. He and his wife, Gayle, have been with St. Paul's since 1994. They have four children and five grandchildren. Before coming to St. Paul's, Pastor Mark served St. Stephan's United Church of Christ in Chicago, IL (1980-1985) and St. Luke's Evangelical Church in Wellington, MO (1985-1993). In 1987, he cofounded (with Rev. Ross McClellan) the King's Kids camping program in Missouri, and continues to serve the camp as a spiritual director. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL, and a Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, CA. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree from the University of Missouri--Kansas City. Pastor Mark enjoys preparing biblical sermons with practical application for peoples' lives. He is an encourager, and enjoys helping people find their place in serving others and the body of Christ. In his spare time, he enjoys running, biking, gardening, swimming, and spending time with family and friends.