Mark & Esther met in 2001 on a medical missions trip to west Africa. Since then, they have together pursued God's call on their lives in bringing the Gospel of Christ to the sick and suffering through medicine.
They were married in 2005 and completed medical and nursing training in Oklahoma. Mark works full-time at Nazarene General Hospital - Jiwaka at Kudjip focusing on public health and maternity care while also coordinating medical student rotations for Papua New Guinea and expatriate trainees. Esther cares for their four children and ministers to friends and neighbors at Kudjip station.