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LifeMark Ministries was founded by Mark Schupbach, a businessman with a desire to use the experience, gifts, and talents he has been given by God to support and equip believers in their faith journey. Mark serves as the CEO and lay teacher for LifeMark.
Mark's involvement with church and ministry began more than 30 years ago. He taught Bible Study Fellowship in Dallas for nine years, and he founded Next Step Bible Study in 2003, where he currently serves as the teaching leader. In 2013, Mark expanded his ministry involvement with the founding of LIfeMark Ministries, a discipleship ministry that focuses on the practical application of God’s Word in the lives of believers.
He has served as an elder and president on three church governing boards as well as numerous non-profit boards, including: The TurnAround Agenda (Dr. Tony Evans) and Insight for Living (Dr. Chuck Swindoll). In addition, he served on the President’s Council at Dallas Theological Seminary for nine years.
Mark has been married to his wife, Marty, since 1969. They have three married daughters and six grandchildren.
Rob joined LifeMark Ministries in January 2024 as Executive Director after serving ChristianWorks for Children for 17 years as Chief Executive Officer. There he provided direction, aligned resources, and created a safe loving environment for children and families to participate in a variety of programs to demonstrate God’s goodness. Programs included licensed therapists and social workers to provide help for today, healing from the past and hope for tomorrow.
Prior to joining ChristianWorks for Children, Rob finished a 36-year business career as Executive Vice President of a Fortune 1000 company with a team for 27 years growing a 20-million-dollar company to a billion-dollar company. His military service ended after 8 years as a Captain in the U.S. Army.
Rob has served as an elder in two church congregations. He has also served on the board of directors for four Christian nonprofits and one industry association.
Rob has been married to Ellen since 1968. They have three children and five grandchildren.
Elizabeth (Beth) Howes is our Administrative Manager who handles our communications, office task and events. Beth has been married to her husband, Joe, for 36 years and they have four grown children. Beth worked building the on-line side of a successful retail company for 17 years. She loves a challenge and enjoys problem solving. Beth continues to serve Collin County as an Election Judge and serves at Celebrate Recovery as the women’s leader.
The LifeMark Ministries Team combines the talents and gifts of several individuals who are passionate about helping you LEARN God's Word so you can LIVE God's Word! Team members include:
Marty Schupbach - Hospitality Coordinator and Special Projects
Rudy Fernandez - Treasurer
Angeline Collier - Design Director
PLUS our wonderful team of Remote Group Leaders!
We are blessed to have a wonderful Board of Directors who are as passionate about studying and applying God's Word as we are! Board Members include:
Rudy and Vicki Fernandez
Mark and Marty Schupbach
Don and Marilyn Spence
George and Pam Reese