Mark Forstrom dedicated his life to Jesus at an early age and while in his teens sensed God’s tug to devote his life to vocational ministry. He graduated from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago with a degree in Bible Theology, and shortly afterward, married Cindy, one of his best high school friends. They have been married 34 years and have two grown daughters who are also in ministry–one is in Africa and one is heading to China!
Mark served in pastoral ministry for 31 years. Six were in Rockford, Illinois and 25 were at New Covenant Bible Church in Cedar Rapids. He recently obtained his master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and now works as a therapist at Keys to Living Christian Counseling Center in Cedar Rapids.
Mark helped start a Love INC in Rockford Illinois back in the early 90s, so when he heard Love INC was coming to Cedar Rapids he jumped right on board! Excited to help launch this ministry, he can’t wait to see the churches here fully mobilized to meet the needs of the Cedar Rapids area. In his spare time, Mark enjoys long-distance running, “square-foot” raised-bed gardening, and reading!