Mark Roberts is the Executive Director of Digital Media as well as the Theological and Cultural Steward for Foundations for Laity Renewal. In his role with Digital Media, Mark leads our effort to fulfill our Core Purpose through the reach and power of the Internet. He oversees and collaborates with the FLR staff who publish TheHighCalling.org, which includes the website, the app, videos, the Daily Reflections, and other resources.
As Theological and Cultural Steward, Mark helps our organization remain faithful to our theological convictions and our cultural values, applying and interpreting these convictions and values in new ways as we seek to fulfill our mission. In this role, Mark contributes throughout our work, including Laity Lodge Youth Camp (LLYC), Laity Lodge Family Camp (LLFC), Laity Lodge, and the Laity Lodge Leadership Initiative.
Mark is the author of eight books, including his most recent e-book: Jewels for Worship Leaders: 52 Devotions from the Psalms. He is currently writing a commentary on Ephesians. Mark often writes for Laity Renewal publications, including TheHighCalling.org, which publishes his Daily Reflections. He also represents Foundations for Laity Renewal as a writer and speaker in a wide variety of contexts. Much of his writing appears on his Patheos blog.
Before assuming his position as Executive Director of Digital Media and Theological and Cultural Steward, Mark was the Senior Director of Laity Lodge for four years. Before this, he was the Senior Pastor of Irvine Presbyterian Church in Southern California. With a Ph.D. in New Testament from Harvard, Mark has also taught for Fuller Seminary and San Francisco Theological Seminary.
Mark is married to Linda, who is a marriage and family counselor, a spiritual director, and an executive coach. Linda serves in a variety of roles at Laity Lodge, as well as LLFC. Linda and Mark have two children: Nathan, a junior at NYU and a programmer at LLYC; Kara, a freshman at Harvard and a counselor at LLYC.