Rev. Mark Judkins joined the MVI team as Controller on September 6, 2022. He was the Director of Finance & Administration for Christian Community Development Association before that, and he was the President and founder the Wesley Community Center in Detroit, MI and East Michigan CCDA in 2008. Mark was licensed as a pastor in The Wesleyan Church in 2009 and ordained in 2019. He was the Spiritual Formation Pastor and Glocal Outreach Pastor at Stoney Creek Community Church. He facilitated planting six congregations while Executive Director of the community center including the church he pastored, Wesleyan Community Church – Detroit. A native Detroiter, Mark began working in the auto factories of Detroit in 1979, became a computer programmer and CNC machinist while getting his BS from Oakland University in Finance, 1987. Mark was the President of Christy Die & Laser and CEO of a conglomerate of small businesses under the name Christy Industries employing 120 with $20m in sales annually when he and his family sold it to Magna International in 2003. While working under contract for Magna, Mark travelled the world where his heart was broken for people’s spiritual and economic conditions and he received his call into full time ministry while on a short-term mission trip to Choma, Zambia in 2006. Mark has been married to Janise for 34 years. Their daughter Kyla Paraventi is a Global Partners missionary in the Czech Republic with their son-in-law Luke and three grandsons. Their daughter, Michaela Franzen is in a doctorate music program at the University of Michigan and has been a worship leader at 3 churches in Detroit. She is married to Trevor, a manufacturing engineer in Clermont, FL. Janise and Mark have two God-daughters in college in East Lansing Michigan, Maaut and Briannna Roosevelt.
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