Mark and Nancy have been involved in ministry together since 1986. Since that time they have served in pastoral ministry, church planting, and as missionaries in Africa. Upon returning home from Africa in 2016 they began Regions In Need. Mark and Nancy have eight children—five of whom are on their own serving Christ, two are still at home, and one is with the Lord. They enjoy serving the Lord together, country living, the outdoors, hunting, fishing, board games, traveling, and their critters which include goats, rabbits, chickens, turkeys, dogs, a cat, and a horse.