Meet the Team: In Depth

Rev. Dr. Mark Whitsel

Lead Pastor

Favorite Flix:

Apollo 11, Shawshank Redemption, Saving Private Ryan

What's on TV:

Luther, The Office, SNL

What I'm Reading:

A River Runs Through It, The Bible, Heart of Darkness (not in that order!)

My Happy Place:

On a bike trail

Favorite Sports Teams:


Favorite Eats:

Chips, French there a pattern here!?!

When I'm Not Working:

Guitars and Sauerkraut

Favorite Quote:

"The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it emotionally." Flannery O’Connor

Favorite Part of my Job:

Preaching and People

A Little More:

I began here at Pleasant Hills Church in 2012, after years of ministry at Union Presbyterian Church west of the city. I'm blessed to be happily married to Kelly, and together we have four incredible kids. I love traveling, biking, and music of all kinds.