Pastor Mark was appointed to the United Methodist Church of Monroe on July 1, 2018. Prior to UMC Monroe, he served as the Pastor at Reservoir United Methodist Church and Phoenicia United Methodist Church in the Catskill Hudson District and the Pawling United Methodist Church in the New York Connecticut District. While in seminary, Pastor Mark served as the Director of Youth and Church Ministries at the Shrub Oak United Methodist Church.
Pastor Mark graduated with a Master of Divinity degree from seminary at Drew University in 2005. He met his wife Janice while there as she was also pursuing her calling. Janice received her Masters Degree in Theological Studies in 2004. Their son, Josh, and daughter-in-law, Jessica, live in Maryland. In 2001, Josh and Jess became parents to London who brings Grandpa and Grandma much joy!
The other very important member of the Allen family is Cody, their 17 pound black and white tabby cat.
Pastor Mark is an avid Mets fan and Jets fan. He enjoys spending time with his family, woodworking, playing golf, telling jokes, mentoring youth, visitation, mission work, and helping families in need.