Dr. Mark Young is a theological educator and pastoral leader with more than thirty years of global ministry experience. On July 1, 2009 he became the seventh President of Denver Seminary in Littleton, Colorado.
Before coming to Denver, Mark was professor of World Missions and Intercultural Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, Texas, from 1995 to 2009. He also served for nine years in a variety of pastoral roles at Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, Texas. Mark has traveled extensively, both domestically and internationally, as a teacher, consultant and missions leader.
Mark and Priscilla were involved in theological training and local church ministry with WorldVenture in Eastern Europe for 14 years. They lived in Vienna, Austria for four years and ministered throughout the former Soviet bloc, then relocated to Poland and experienced firsthand the world-changing events of 1989. Mark was the founding academic dean of Evangelical Theological Seminary in Wroclaw, Poland.
Mark has a B.A. in Speech/Communication from Marshall University, a Th.M. in New Testament Literature and Exegesis from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Educational Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He has written and spoken on issues in theological education and mission for numerous international symposia and conferences.
Mark and Priscilla have been married for thirty-two years and have three grown children, two of whom are married, and a grandson. Mark's life passion is to align all that he is and all that he does with the eternal purpose of God -- that all people in all places worship Him alone.