The Rev. Mark J. DeVries, Associate Pastor for New Ministries

Currently the Associate Pastor for New Ministries, Mark has previously served as the Associate Pastor for Youth and Their Families at First Presbyterian Church for over 25 years. He is a graduate of Baylor University and Princeton Theological Seminary and the author of several books, including Family-Based Youth Ministry, Sustainable Youth Ministry and The Most Important Year of a Man's/Woman's Life. In 2001, Mark moved to a part-time role at the church, where he continues to provide oversight for the FPC youth and college ministry.

Mark is the founder and president of Ministry Architects, a consulting firm specializing in working with children’s ministries, young adult ministries, church-wide initiatives, nonprofits, and schools. Mark's work at FPC includes a combination of volunteer and staff development, teaching and preaching, relational ministry with youth and their families, as well as regularly participating in the worship and mission life of the church. Mark and Susan have three grown children (Adam, Debbie and Leigh) and two grandchildren (Parish and Nealy).

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