BSc (Hons) Victoria; BD (BCNZ); Dip Tchg (Christchurch); DMin (Fuller)
Mark moved from Secondary School teaching to work in student ministry with Tertiary Students Christian Fellowship (NZ) before being ordained in the PCANZ in 1998. He served at Wadestown Presbyterian Church in Wellington before leaving for the U.K. to work with the Church of Scotland in a church planting and community ministry role in Aberdeen. He has been instrumental in exploring and pioneering new patterns of worship and community, and latterly community ministry. He joined the Knox Centre in 2009 and coordinates the Auckland and Northern operations of the Centre. He maintains interests and teaches in the missional transitioning of church, leadership, and Fresh Expressions and has completed a Doctorate of Ministry with Alan Roxburgh and Mark Lau Branson at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is married to Carolyn Kelly with 2 adult children and one teenager and is enjoying living in central city Auckland, walking, leaving the car at home and doing up an old council flat. His current research and practical interests are in the geography of cities and neighbourhoods and how we might comprehend mission in the built environments we live in.
Reflection “Desiring the Neighborhood or Dwelling There” by Carolyn Kelly and Mark Johnston
Journal of Missional Practice, Issue 6, Summer 2015