Brother Mark Christensen was born and raised in Salt Lake City. He served the Lord in the Massachusetts Boston Mission. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Communications from the University of Utah and later a Master of Arts in Educational Counseling degree from the University of Phoenix. He is married to the former Cheri Watson and they are the parents of four children, and now have seven grandchildren. He has been a Seminary teacher, principal, curriculum writer, or Institute instructor for 35 years in various locations in the Salt Lake Valley. He currently teaches institute at Ensign College. Some of his hobbies include reading, hiking, fishing, studying Church History, visiting historical sites, and playing “hide and seek” with his grandchildren.
His greatest professional desire is to help others strengthen their faith and commitment to receive the full blessings of the Atonement of Jesus Christ with an increased understanding and testimony of the restored gospel.