Mark Henderson has been on the staff at Christ Community Church since 2008. He served as our youth pastor and family pastor before moving into the Executive Pastor role in 2018. Mark graduated from Northwestern College (Orange City, IA) in 1997, followed by 3 years of studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Deerfield, IL). He is married to Kari, and dad to Kara, Grant, and Ella who go to school in Ames! Mark received his ministry license from the EFCA in 2014, and served several other churches in the Central District of the EFCA before landing in Ames. He is currently working toward a Master’s in Organizational Leadership through Gonzaga University online.
"I love our church because of the people! Our community provides the unique opportunity for steady long-term relationships with a healthy mix of new faces as people routinely move in and out of the community. The Ames community is often described as a “Big, Small Town” and I think that our church body reflects some of those same dynamics as we are connecting people to life-defining relationships in Christ."