Mark Mullins, Bridge Pastor
Mark Hernandez-Mullins began serving as Southminster’s Bridge Pastor on September 16, 2013, upon the retirement of Rev. Peg Pfab. He will serve as pastor and head of staff for 1-3 months until an interim pastor is in place.
Mark earned a Master of Divinity degree from Abilene Christian University and served for 10 years as a pastor in Churches of Christ in the 1980s and 1990s. Since then, he has had a broad career in marketing and operations in financial services and technology firms, doing everything from tax preparation to mortgages, from customer testimonial videos to corporate publications. He’s currently a freelance writer and producer providing content marketing services to technology and nonprofit companies.
Mark has been an active member at Southminster for eight years. He served three-year terms as both deacon and elder, and has chaired Southminster’s adult education committee for five years. He has also been a guest preacher on a number of occasions. His spiritual journey from an evangelical upbringing to progressive Christianity and Southminster was long but fulfilling. He’s excited to have the chance to delve a bit more deeply into that journey with this temporary role.
Mark is newly married to Dr. Karen Hernandez-Mullins, a Beaverton psychologist. Their family also includes two miniature schnauzers, Gino and Enzo; and two orange and white cats, Pedro and Pablo. On rare occasions, the entire family can sit together on the couch without incident.