Mark grew up in Illinois and Peru, South America. Teresa grew up in Kentucky. They have been married for more than thirty years. Before relocating to Texas, they lived in Paris, France where Mark served on the pastoral team in a French-language congregation and trained leaders across the Continent and beyond. Today, Teresa teaches Kindergarten in a DFW area school specializing in a classical education while Mark serves the church they founded in the heart of downtown Dallas and teaches in a ministry training college. Their greatest earthly joy is their two children who were born to them after thirteen years of infertility. They are very grateful to have been able to acquire and renovate Le Grand Merci and they enjoy sharing it with others.