Global MCC Vice Chair and St. John’s MCC Vice Moderator
Mark started with MCC more than 15 years ago. He left while exploring other options and returned in 2013. He is currently serving a third consecutive term as a member of the Board of Directors at St. John’s Metropolitan Community Church. He also serves Metropolitan Community Churches as the Vice Chair of the denomination's Governing Board ... the first person from St. John's MCC to serve on the global Board.
In 2015 Mark earned the certificate in the MCC Lay Certificate Program, Laity Empowered for Active Discipleship (L.E.A.D.). He also earned a certificate to teach the Creating a Life That Matters (CLM) program, and he is serving a five-year term in MCC’s Judicial Pool.
Mark is a successful technology leader, with more than 20 years of systems experience, a background in project management, data management, vendor management, process improvement, user training, and extensive experience working with both technical and non-technical management daily.
Mark and his husband, Rick Godette, have been together for more than 26 years. They were officially married in 2015 at their home in Knightdale, NC surrounded by family and friends. They are both active members of St. John’s Metropolitan Community Church in Raleigh, NC. They have three adopted children and have fostered several children, from ages 2 to 19 years of age.
In his free time, Mark enjoys traveling, learning new technology, and spending time with family and friends.