Pastor Mark Henkel was involved in the church planting effort that started Bridgeway in the mid-1990s. He has attended Bridgeway since 2000 and has served on staff since 2007. In his current role as the Director of Pastoral Care, he oversees all of our Pastoral Care ministries including the Chaplain Team, Stephen Ministry, Visitation Team, Memorial Support Team, Cards of Encouragement, Meals Ministry and more. He manages and works alongside a large team of volunteers to ensure the Bridgeway family receives excellent care. Mark loves working with the staff and volunteers of Bridgeway, and he is excited to be a part of a team of like-minded, caring, compassionate men and women who are helping to care for the people of Bridgeway.
Mark and his wife Joyce have been married since 1986 and they have four children, Emily, Rebecca, Daniel and David. Mark holds a Master of Divinity from Western Seminary and a B.A. in Communications Studies with a minor in Music from California State University, Sacramento.
Prior to coming on staff at Bridgeway, Mark worked in the “real world” for over 25 years, including 13 years at Intel Corp. He and Joyce also spent time serving in São Paulo, Brazil. Outside of work, Mark’s favorite hobby is spending time with his family, enjoying movie nights, or going for drives in the country. He also enjoys photography, music, cycling, and astronomy.